Scientific Games hands senior gaming role to Albregts

16 May 2018

Scientific Games has appointed Doug Albregts as executive vice-president and group chief executive of its gaming division.

Albregts replaces Derik Mooberry, who will remain with the firm as executive vice-president for strategic projects.

In his new role, Albregts will oversee the development, production, supply chain and sales of all gaming products, systems and services at Scientific Games.

Albregts joins from Sharp Electronics Corporation of America, where he held a number of senior roles.

During his time with the company, he served as president and chief executive of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, as well as president, chief executive and chairman of Sharp Electronics America.

“My passion for driving innovation, promoting operational excellence and executive leadership skills, and experience developing cutting-edge commercial technology will enable me to hit the ground running, executing our growth strategies and continuing our momentum as a company,” Albregts said.

“I look forward to meeting our customers, understanding players' needs, expanding in new and growing markets and driving growth for our customers and shareholders.”

Barry Cottle, who was appointed chief executive of Scientific Games earlier this month, added: “Doug’s proven success at top-notch global technology companies will help us lead the industry in innovation and enable us to execute our growth strategies.

“I also want to acknowledge Derik Mooberry for his service and leadership at our company and within our industry; we’re looking forward to continuing to work with him.”

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