Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces New Director of Standards Development

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gaming Standards Association

    LAS VEGAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gaming Standards Association
 (GSA), formerly the Gaming Manufacturers Association (GAMMA), announced today
 the appointment of Jeff Mielke to the position of Director of Standards
 Development.
     In this capacity, Mielke is responsible for driving GSA technical
 standards projects, including strategic direction and development. He will
 also serve as primary advocate of GSA standard deployment by GSA members and
 in the marketplace. Mielke will also provide direction for other technical
 goals and objectives of the organization, such as producing technical
 demonstrations and educational programs for the industry and its affiliates.
     Mielke, a native of Wisconsin, was most recently a Systems Engineer for
 Tollbridge Technologies, a firm that designs, installs, and supports
 state-of-the-art VoDSL equipment. Mielke's previous technical positions have
 included Engineering Manager for Nextlink, Nevada and Network Engineer for
 Sprint, Las Vegas. He has also worked in public relations for both private and
 government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Jet
 Demonstration Team. In fact, Mielke began his career with the U.S. Air Force
 over 20 years ago.
     "Jeff is an incredible addition to the GSA leadership team," said
 GSA Chairman Peter De Raedt. "His technical expertise, marketing savvy, and
 leadership skills uniquely position him to bring our GSA standards projects to
 life. A lot of people have volunteered time and effort to make these standards
 a reality, and having Jeff on board as a dedicated resource will greatly
 facilitate and augment these efforts."
     "It's great to be part of this team -- and I am inspired by the passion
 and commitment of this organization," said Mielke. "Plus, it's such an
 exciting time at GSA right now. We have a lot of projects in test, under
 development, or ready for development. I am really looking forward to working
 with all the members to bring these projects to market."
     Mielke's immediate responsibilities will include monitoring the success of
 the A-Link -- a standard slot system protocol currently in test at the
 Mandalay Resort Group property, Motor City, in Detroit MI. The success of this
 test will determine subsequent roll out schedules nationwide. Mielke is also
 focused on finalizing the B-Link peripheral interface and C-Link network
 protocols, and working with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI Inc.) on
 the technical details of their newly announced certification and testing
 program for GSA.
     GSA is a non-profit international association of leading gaming
 manufacturers, suppliers and operators, whose mission is to define, promote
 and support standards for gaming equipment. Since its incorporation on
 May 6, 1998, GSA has grown to 38 members representing a wide cross section of
 the global gaming industry. Platinum members include Acres Gaming (AGAM);
 AdSpace Networks; American Hotel & Motel Association; Aristocrat, Harrah's
 Entertainment Inc. (HET); International Game Technology (IGT); Mandalay Resort
 Group (MBG); Station Casinos (STN) and WMS Gaming (WMS). Other members
 include:  Anchor Gaming; Atronic Americas; Austrian Gaming Industries
 (Novomatic); Bally Gaming and Systems (ALLY); Boyd Gaming; CashCode; Casino
 Management Association; Cirsa Interactive; Coin Mechanisms; European Gaming
 Organization; Friedberg & Associates; Gaming Systems International; Global
 Payment Technologies (GPTX); JCM American Corporation; Kobetron; Konami
 Gaming; Lodging and Gaming Systems; Mars Electronics International; Mikohn
 Gaming (MIKN); Money Controls; Park Place Entertainment (PPE); Rite-Solutions;
 Shuffle Master Gaming; Sierra Design Group; Sigma Game; Slot-Tickets; Spielo
 Manufacturing; Unidesa and the UNLV Gaming Institute.
     For more information on GSA, please visit our website at
 http://www.gamingstandards.com .
 
 

SOURCE Gaming Standards Association
    LAS VEGAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gaming Standards Association
 (GSA), formerly the Gaming Manufacturers Association (GAMMA), announced today
 the appointment of Jeff Mielke to the position of Director of Standards
 Development.
     In this capacity, Mielke is responsible for driving GSA technical
 standards projects, including strategic direction and development. He will
 also serve as primary advocate of GSA standard deployment by GSA members and
 in the marketplace. Mielke will also provide direction for other technical
 goals and objectives of the organization, such as producing technical
 demonstrations and educational programs for the industry and its affiliates.
     Mielke, a native of Wisconsin, was most recently a Systems Engineer for
 Tollbridge Technologies, a firm that designs, installs, and supports
 state-of-the-art VoDSL equipment. Mielke's previous technical positions have
 included Engineering Manager for Nextlink, Nevada and Network Engineer for
 Sprint, Las Vegas. He has also worked in public relations for both private and
 government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Jet
 Demonstration Team. In fact, Mielke began his career with the U.S. Air Force
 over 20 years ago.
     "Jeff is an incredible addition to the GSA leadership team," said
 GSA Chairman Peter De Raedt. "His technical expertise, marketing savvy, and
 leadership skills uniquely position him to bring our GSA standards projects to
 life. A lot of people have volunteered time and effort to make these standards
 a reality, and having Jeff on board as a dedicated resource will greatly
 facilitate and augment these efforts."
     "It's great to be part of this team -- and I am inspired by the passion
 and commitment of this organization," said Mielke. "Plus, it's such an
 exciting time at GSA right now. We have a lot of projects in test, under
 development, or ready for development. I am really looking forward to working
 with all the members to bring these projects to market."
     Mielke's immediate responsibilities will include monitoring the success of
 the A-Link -- a standard slot system protocol currently in test at the
 Mandalay Resort Group property, Motor City, in Detroit MI. The success of this
 test will determine subsequent roll out schedules nationwide. Mielke is also
 focused on finalizing the B-Link peripheral interface and C-Link network
 protocols, and working with Gaming Laboratories International (GLI Inc.) on
 the technical details of their newly announced certification and testing
 program for GSA.
     GSA is a non-profit international association of leading gaming
 manufacturers, suppliers and operators, whose mission is to define, promote
 and support standards for gaming equipment. Since its incorporation on
 May 6, 1998, GSA has grown to 38 members representing a wide cross section of
 the global gaming industry. Platinum members include Acres Gaming (AGAM);
 AdSpace Networks; American Hotel & Motel Association; Aristocrat, Harrah's
 Entertainment Inc. (HET); International Game Technology (IGT); Mandalay Resort
 Group (MBG); Station Casinos (STN) and WMS Gaming (WMS). Other members
 include:  Anchor Gaming; Atronic Americas; Austrian Gaming Industries
 (Novomatic); Bally Gaming and Systems (ALLY); Boyd Gaming; CashCode; Casino
 Management Association; Cirsa Interactive; Coin Mechanisms; European Gaming
 Organization; Friedberg & Associates; Gaming Systems International; Global
 Payment Technologies (GPTX); JCM American Corporation; Kobetron; Konami
 Gaming; Lodging and Gaming Systems; Mars Electronics International; Mikohn
 Gaming (MIKN); Money Controls; Park Place Entertainment (PPE); Rite-Solutions;
 Shuffle Master Gaming; Sierra Design Group; Sigma Game; Slot-Tickets; Spielo
 Manufacturing; Unidesa and the UNLV Gaming Institute.
     For more information on GSA, please visit our website at
 http://www.gamingstandards.com .
 
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