Royals Broadcaster Mark Thompson to Take Executive Position with USA Table Tennis

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that Broadcaster Mark Thompson has informed the team he will be leaving his position with the club in early October. Thompson, who has served as the broadcaster, media relations director and hockey operations coordinator for the Royals since 2005, has accepted the position of chief operating officer for USA Table Tennis, the national governing body for United States table tennis, which is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


“I want to thank Mark for his time with the Royals,” said Ray Melcher, the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the Royals. “We certainly appreciate all that he has done for the team. The Royals wish him the best in his new position.”


“I want to thank Jack Gulati, Ray Melcher, members of the Royals organization—past and present—and, of course, the entire Reading family for all that everyone has done for me and my family,” said Thompson. “My experience with the Royals has been both rewarding and fun. I’m certainly looking forward to my new position with USATT, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget my time in Reading.”


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