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IGT Names Chief Legal Officer, Chief of Staff

Slot manufacturer International Game Technology has named Robert Melendres chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and Craig Billings chief of staff and head of corporate development.

IGT Names Chief Legal Officer, Chief of Staff

Slot manufacturer International Game Technology has named Robert Melendres chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and Craig Billings chief of staff and head of corporate development.

Melendres and Billings previously held positions at IGT as chief of staff and vice president of corporate finance and investor relations, respectively. Melendres’ corporate secretary appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

Melendres joined IGT as chief of staff in June 2009. His experience focuses on the legal, strategic and corporate development pillars of numerous companies. He has served as executive vice president, chief legal officer, secretary and business development director at Spansion, Inc.; corporate vice president, corporate development, strategic alliances and legal affairs at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; president and general counsel of Webgain, Inc.; and legal counsel and director of worldwide contracts and business practices at IBM.


Billings joined IGT in March 2009 as vice president of corporate finance and investor relations. He previously was with Goldman Sachs and last served as a vice president in the investment banking division in London covering the gaming and leisure industries. Prior to that, he worked for Goldman Sachs in New York and in Deloitte’s audit and assurance division. 

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