GTECH announces new Americas structure

24 March 2014

Interactive gaming software and services provider GTECH has unveiled a reorganised management team and new lottery management service structure for its GTECH Americas operation.

The company said that the reorganised structure would help support its customers' growing needs for an “integrated offering across multiple gaming channels”, including VLT, lottery, commercial casino and interactive gaming.

GTECH said the new management team reflects the firm’s “Customer First” objectives by anticipating opportunities to help customers build player bases due to ongoing changes in the US market.

The new management team includes Alan Eland, senior vice-president and chief operating officer of North America, as well as Jay Gendron, senior vice-president of US operations.

Victor Duarte, senior vice-president of North American commercial gaming, and Matteo Monteverdi, senior vice-president Americas Initiative, and Connie Laverty O’Connor, senior vice-president and chief customer officer, will also feature in the new team.

Elsewhere, GTECH said that the new lottery serves management team has been created to support the company’s “operational expertise” and best practices drawn from its experience as a private manager and outsourced operator in the states of Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey.

Marco Tasso, senior vice-president lottery management services will lead the new team and will be responsible for overall profit and loss in all lottery management services contract across North America.

Scott Howarth, senior vice-president lottery management services and Tim Simonson, chief executive officer Northstar Lottery Group, will also join the structure.

In addition, Colin Hadden, vice-president and general manager GTECH Indiana and Russ Knapp, vice-president and general manager Northstar New Jersey, have also been added to the structure.

Jaymin Patel, president and chief executive officer of GTECH Americas, said: “This new management structure will ensure that our customers are armed with the knowledge and innovation they need to build sustainable operations and responsibly grow revenues.”

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