Las Vegas-based Aruze Gaming America recently announced several changes have been made to its organizational structure and leadership team.

Richard Pennington has resigned from his positions as president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer. He will remain at the company as vice chairman of the board of directors and senior adviser to the chief financial officer and chief executive officer.

Eric Persson will assume the responsibilities of president and chief operating officer, and also will become a member of the board of directors. Former Chief Operating Officer Yugo Kinoshita has been named chief financial officer and chief strategic officer. He will focus on finance, accounting, treasury and strategic planning as well as continue to manage the company’s manufacturing operations, and will remain as a member of the board of directors.

Robert Ziems, Aruze’s chief legal officer, will continue with his current responsibilities and will assume the additional responsibilities of corporate secretary and become a member of the board of directors.

Author: GGB Staff

Staff writers for Global Gaming Business magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada.