International Game Technology is developing a new centralized Administrative Services structure to maximize the efficiency of its massive global operations through enhanced consolidation, coordination and management.
The centralization will ensure the proper delivery of the more than $1 billion in goods and services the company procures annually and to support the operation of business units spanning more than 100 countries by capturing improved synergies.
A major focus will be coordination and oversight of corporate security and cybersecurity functions. These will be centralized under a new Global Information Security Office within Administration Services, which also will oversee global procurement, real estate and facilities, food services, environmental health and safety and facility security and monitoring.
The new group will be led by 20-year IGT veteran Robert K. Vincent as executive vice president for administrative services and external relations. He will continue to lead the external affairs functions that include global corporate communications, media relations, branding and social responsibility programs, as well as provide Investor Relations support. He will report directly to CEO Marco Sala.
“As I have previously done, I am turning to a senior executive in whom I have great confidence to lead these functions,” Sala said. “Bob Vincent has the right balance of experience and good judgment to successfully meet the challenges associated with managing, supplying and protecting our growing global enterprise.”
The company also announced the appointment of Mario Di Loreto as executive vice president of human resources, organization and transformation, responsible for providing overall HR leadership and strategy.
Prior to joining IGT, Di Loreto was executive vice president for human resources and organization at Telecom Italia, a 50,000-employee group, and served at one time as human resources group director for Barilla, where he was responsible for 15,000 employees in 17 countries. He has held HR positions with Starwood Hotels, Air One and Alitalia.