Bally Technologies, a provider of slots,
video machines, casino-management, mobile and interactive solutions, and
networked systems, announced that Srini Raghavan, vice president, will oversee the
company’s games and systems activities in the Asia Pacific region.
The new responsibility will be in addition
to his continued role as managing director of Bally’s development centers in
India and managing the systems operations in South Africa.
Kurt Gissane has been promoted to managing
director of Asia-Pacific, headquartered in Macau, to manage the day-to-day
business operations and customer relationships.
These changes follow the departure of Cath
Burns, Bally’s managing director of Asia-Pacific, who recently left the company
for another career opportunity after six years of service.
“We are thrilled to see Srini and Kurt step
into these roles leading our Asia-Pacific operations,” said Richard M.
Haddrill, Bally’s chief executive officer.
“Srini has in-depth operational management
experience and a strong knowledge of our technology solutions, while Kurt
brings nearly 12 years of gaming industry experience and a solid background in
sales, business development, and marketing. Moreover, Kurt has been overseeing
many of the day-to-day functions in our Macau office for the past two years,
and has knowledge of the region and our customers that will be invaluable in
continuing to drive Bally’s growth in Asia-Pacific,” Haddrill added.
Raghavan joined Bally Technologies in 2005
to serve as managing director for the company’s India operations, a role that
he will continue to hold.
Raghavan was responsible for establishing
Bally’s India Development Center; recruiting the initial core team; and has
overseen growth of the operations to nearly 1,000 full-time employees today. He
has also led the delivery of various product releases across games, systems,
and Information Systems; and established the Company’s systems sales and
support operations in South Africa.
Before joining Bally, Raghavan served
nearly four years as vice president and managing director of Manhattan
Associates India, a company serving the multi-national supply-chain industry.
During his career, he also held the role of general manager of Analog Devices
Lab in IIT Madras, a U.S.-based digital-signal processing company, and founded
his own company.
By Telecomlead.com Team