Australian slot manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure, Ltd. named Jay Sevigny, a 35-year casino industry veteran, as president of Video Gaming Technologies, Inc., the Tennessee-based Class II slot supplier Aristocrat acquired last year. Sevigny replaces interim President Rich Schneider, who will return to his former role as Aristocrat chief product officer.
Sevigny will be based at VGT’s headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, and will join Aristocrat’s Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to CEO Jamie Odell.
Sevigny has more than three decades’ experience in the gaming industry. He began his career in casino operations for Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1980 before moving through a range of senior leadership roles in finance, marketing and general management at Harrah’s Entertainment and later with Gaylord Entertainment Company. Sevigny also served as VGT’s chief operating officer from 2006 to 2011.