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Schneider Leaves IGT

Slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced that Rich Schneider, senior vice president of network systems, will leave effective immediately to seek an opportunity outside the company. A search for his replacement is under way. Schneider joined IGT In 2003 when the company acquired Acres Gaming, where he served as president and chief operating officer and in other management positions from 1997 to 2003.

“Rich Schneider has accomplished a great deal over the past seven years since joining IGT, the most recent example being the flawless execution of IGT’s sbX at Aria at CityCenter in Las Vegas,” said Eric Tom, IGT’s chief operating officer. “Additionally, Rich has brought tremendous stability to the IGT Advantage casino management system in its current versions. In the past year, IGT has aggressively upgraded 65 percent of its Advantage customer base to its updated, market-leading platform version. International adoption of sbX continues as well, with more than 13 installs worldwide and more on the way. We thank Rich for his many contributions to the company and to our customers.”

IGT also announced that Chris Satchell, chief technology officer, has expanded his responsibilities to include the leadership of research and development for the company. He will now serve as CTO and executive vice president of research and development, overseeing all R&D efforts.

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