Gaming Partners International Appoints Rob Jackson as Vice President of Sales - Americas, Europe and Africa
LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today that Rob Jackson will join the Company on July 18th as Vice President of Sales - Americas, Europe and Africa, a non-officer position. In this role, Jackson will oversee each territory's sales and customer service functions and will work closely with senior management to establish sales strategies.
With extensive casino product sales and casino systems experience spanning 25 years, Jackson's professional career includes a wide range of senior sales and management positions. As the Vice President of Systems Sales – Western North America for Bally Technologies, he was a key player on the team responsible for doubling system division sales to $200m annually, working closely with his sales teams to communicate product benefits while coordinating sales, installation and support efforts. Most recently, Jackson was Vice President of Sales for NEWave, a casino cage and compliance software company where he helped double the company's 2011 revenue in the first quarter of 2012. His professional experience also includes senior sales positions with GDC Casino Tokens and Sigma Games.
"I am pleased to welcome Rob to GPI's global management team," commented Gregory Gronau, GPI's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Rob's proven success with capital equipment and systems sales, combined with his extensive executive sales and management experience, will be an immediate asset to our sales team, and his keen ability to identify and capture diverse market opportunities to drive strong and sustainable revenue growth will play a critical role in the growth of our Company."
"It is an exciting time to be joining the GPI team," stated Rob Jackson. "We are well positioned to continue increasing sales. The partnership we have with casinos worldwide is based on the value our time proven products provide and will grow as the introduction of new technologies increase their bottom line."
GPI manufactures and supplies casino table games and equipment to licensed casinos worldwide. Under the brand names of Paulson®, Bourgogne et Grasset® and Bud Jones®, GPI provides casino currency such as chips, plaques and jetons; gaming furniture and accessories; table layouts; playing cards; dice; and roulette wheels. GPI pioneered the use of security features such as RFID technology in casino chips and provides RFID solutions including chips, readers and displays. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, GPI also has offices in Beaune, France; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey, Gulfport, Mississippi and Macau S.A.R. China. For additional information, please visit http://www.gpigaming.com.
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This release contains "forward-looking statements" based on current expectations involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties, such as statements relating to anticipated future sales or the timing thereof; the long-term growth and prospects of our business or any jurisdiction; the duration or effects of unfavorable economic conditions which may reduce our product sales; potential strategic acquisitions and partnerships; and the long term potential of the RFID casino currency solutions market and the ability of GPIC to capitalize on any such growth opportunities. Actual results or achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. GPIC's plans and objectives are based on assumptions involving judgments with respect to future economic, competitive and market conditions, the timing and its ability to consummate acquisitions, and future business decisions and other risks and uncertainties identified in Part I-Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2011, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond its control. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gregory Gronau, Chief Executive Officer and President
Jerry Koslow, Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE Gaming Partners International Corporation
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