LONDON, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) announced that Ken Bossingham is joining the Company as Senior Vice President, Casino Core Product, on Sept.1. Bossingham will be responsible for the global management and P&L of IGT’s Class II, Class III, video, and mechanical reels product lines, including market and competitive analysis, product requirements definition and marketing alignment to achieve IGT’s business objectives. He will report to Victor Duarte, IGT’s Global Chief Product Officer, Gaming, and will be based in Las Vegas.
Bossingham most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for American Gaming Systems, where he led the Company’s acquisition by Apollo Global Management, and acquisitions of Colossal Gaming and Cadillac Jack, transforming AGS into a leading provider of Class II and table games products. He previously held executive positions including Vice President and General Manager of North American Casino Operations for SPIELO International, and Chief Operating Officer for ATRONIC, both former subsidiaries of GTECH S.p.A. prior to the completion of its merger agreement with IGT. During his 12-year tenure with ATRONIC and SPIELO, Bossingham helped guide their Commercial Casino segment through the challenges of the U.S. recession, creating new momentum and increasing market share in an intensely competitive segment.
Prior to ATRONIC and SPIELO, Bossingham served in sales leadership positions at Aristocrat Technologies and JCM Global, and was Director of the Gaming Standards Association from 2006-2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moorhead State University in Minnesota and an MBA from Idaho State University.
“As IGT begins the next chapter in its rich history, product development and operational efficiency are paramount as we seek to grow our industry leadership. Ken Bossingham is an ideal fit for our culture and the demands of a competitive marketplace. His vast industry experience in sales and operations, and past success with brands that are now part of IGT, will enable him to hit the ground running in this new role,” said Victor Duarte, IGT Global Chief Product Officer, Gaming.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of prime content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.merger.igt.com.
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