LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) announced today that Kirsten Clark has been named Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management, a non-officer position, effective immediately. Ms. Clark joins GPI from Shuffle Master, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHFL) where, as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, she oversaw Shuffle Master's worldwide branding, product marketing and advertising initiatives. She will report to Chief Executive Officer and President, Greg Gronau, and will serve on the Company's Executive management team.
"Kirsten is an excellent addition to GPI's global management team, as she brings with her an expansive knowledge of the worldwide gaming market that will be an invaluable asset to our company as we focus on expanding our market presence into new regions," commented Gronau. "Her track record of significant accomplishments in corporate and product marketing combined with her enthusiasm for the gaming industry will be instrumental to GPI as we expand our product portfolio and strengthen our distribution network."
In her new role, Clark will have direct oversight of the branding, commercialization and marketing of GPI's existing and future product lines and will oversee a variety of key projects, including the continued development of the Company's RFID products. As a member of the Executive management team, she will also be involved in numerous strategic initiatives, including GPI's expansion into new markets and will assist with Investor Relations.
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 Beaune, France; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Gulfport, Mississippi. For additional information, please visit http://www.gpigaming.com.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gregory Gronau, Chief Executive Officer and President
Jerry Koslow, Chief Financial Officer
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