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GLI Europe approved in U.K.; boosts development team

Gaming Laboratories International announced that its European branch, GLI Europe BV, has received full approval from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission to test all categories of gaming equipment.

“Full approval” status from the U.K. Gambling Commission is granted to test organizations that have passed the commission’s assessment of integrity and independence and have obtained full accreditation to the commission’s standard.

“At GLI, we continue to aggressively pursue certifications and accreditations that will be beneficial to our customers,” said GLI Europe Managing Director Ian Hughes. “With this approval status, now more than ever before, regulators, manufacturers and operators can be assured that GLI is themost capable testing lab, in Europe and around the globe.”

GLI also has added two customer service professionals to its development team. Robert J. Reyes and Bounthay (Boon) Saysavanh have joined GLI as supplier development representatives.

Reyes is an experienced sales and customer service professional. He most recently was VP of sales for the TekTube Group, where he led a team of 32 and oversaw the company’s procurement of ISO certifications. Reyes’ gaming experience includes a stint as western regional claims manager for Harrah’s Entertainment.

Saysavanh most recently was director of business development for Tardus Financial Services, developing its sales team during the company’s launch and directing the company’s Alliance Partner Program. He has also served as GM/regional sales manager for Marfred Industries, and has worked with Automated Data Processing, BlueSkies Investments and Transworld Systems.

“We are thrilled to add Robert and Boon to our supplier development team,” said Ian Hughes, senior director of engineering and client services for GLI. “The important role suppliers play in the industry cannot be overstated, and developing our relationships with OEMs is a critical aspect of our business plan. We are excited to have Robert and Boon on board to help us provide top customer service to these valuable clients.”

The addition of Reyes and Saysavanh bring GLI’s worldwide development team to 16. Overall, GLI employs more than 400 professionals in 10 labs on six continents.

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