On Thursday the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced that, under the leadership of Luke Orchard, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer for IGT, the Board of Directors has elected a new slate of officers as the president of the organisation.
Orchard’s position as President was not up for election as he was going into the second year of a 2-year term, but for 1-year terms these were approved: Vice President Thomas Jingoli, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming; Vice President David Lucchese, Executive Vice President, Digital & Interactive Business Leader, Everi; Vice President Robert “Bob” Parente, Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Gaming, Scientific Games; Secretary Eric Fisher, Senior Vice President and GM, Crane Payment Innovations; Treasurer Hector Fernandez, President – Americas, Aristocrat Technologies; and General Counsel Daron Dorsey, Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Americas, Ainsworth Game Technology.
AGEM is a multinational, non-profit technology trade association representing producers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, game content, table games, online technology, sports betting, key components and promoting gaming industry products and services. This works to further the interests of manufacturers of gaming equipment across the globe. AGEM leaders work together to create opportunities for every business within the association through political action, regulatory control, trade show collaborations, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship.
With a membership of 177 large companies based in 22 countries, AGEM has supported regulatory agencies and engaged in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where members of AGEM can prosper while providing a strong level of support for educational initiatives and responsible gaming.