LONDON, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) ("IGT") announced that it has appointed Mario Di Loreto as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Organization & Transformation. Reporting to IGT PLC CEO Marco Sala, Mario is responsible for providing the overall HR leadership and strategy to further organizational development and ensure that IGT attracts, develops, and retains a talented, diverse, and engaged workforce.
"Mario Di Loreto is an accomplished HR professional with more than 20 years of relevant experience with large-scale international businesses. More importantly, he has a passion for organizational transformation that perfectly fits the needs of our business at this critical time in our development," said Mr. Sala.
"As a member of the senior team reporting directly to me, Mario has a broad mandate to look at our business from all angles and make recommendations to improve our strategies and drive a process of continuous improvement. I have every expectation that he will positively impact our approach to the business, solidify and enhance our culture, and contribute to our success going forward."
Prior to joining IGT, Mario was Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Organization at Telecom Italia Group and its 50,000 employees where he led a complete re-engineering of the HR management core processes that was implemented across the global organization as part of a three-year People Strategy Program.
Previous to joining Telecom Italia, he spent four years as the Human Resources Group Director for Barilla where he was responsible for 15,000 employees in 17 countries. In this role, Mario participated in the re-organization of the international subsidiary companies to achieve cultural and business integration and alignment.
In addition, Mario has held HR positions with increasing levels of responsibility and authority with Starwood Hotels where he was part of a global innovation team that worked under Starwood's CEO at its U.S. headquarters to help define the evolution of Starwood's organizational and business models.
He has also held senior HR positions with Air One and subsequently Alitalia where he participated in the creation and development of two low-cost carriers, Alitalia Team and Alitalia Express.
Mario graduated with a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Science from the University of Rome, and for a time, pursued an academic career before beginning his career in business. He will primarily work out of IGT's Providence, Rhode Island headquarters.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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