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DEQ Appoints New CEO

DEQ Systems has named Joseph E. Bertolone as its new president and CEO, effective July 21, subject to regulatory approval. He replaces Francois Proulx, who served as interim CEO since the departure of former CEO Earle G. Hall in July 2013. Proulx now returns to his former position as chief financial officer of DEQ.

Bertolone most recently was chief operating officer of Leap Forward Gaming. Prior to that, he was chief of the technology division at the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, overseeing regulated gaming technology. He also was chief of the Nevada board’s administrative division. Bertolone also held executive positions for William Hill U.S. and Walker Digital Gaming.

“We are very excited to make this important announcement to our shareholders and clients,” said DEQ Chairman Mike Telesmanic. “Mr. Bertolone is bringing a senior and solid skill set to the team. We are extremely enthusiastic about his leadership capabilities, and diverse background in the gaming and technology industries. Francois Proulx has done a tremendous job as the interim CEO, and I am very confident that Joe Bertolone as CEO and Francois Proulx as CFO will make a superb team to build the next phase of growth for DEQ.”


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