World Famous Gaming Software Engineer Joins Stern Pinball

World's Only Maker of Arcade Pinball Games Welcomes Respected Innovator and Engineer Lyman Sheats

Mar 29, 2011, 12:20 ET from Stern Pinball, Inc.

MELROSE PARK, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's only maker of real pinball games, announced today that software engineer Lyman Sheats will be joining the Stern Pinball team. Sheats is well respected in the gaming world most notably for his long history of flawless engineering and irreplaceable contributions to the world of pinball. 

Sheats has been programming pinball machines since 1993 for both Williams and Stern Pinball, producing such notable titles as Attack From Mars, Medieval Madness, Monster Bash, Spiderman, The Sopranos and Batman: Dark Knight. Aside from programming, Sheats is also well known for his pinball playing endeavors and is ranked by the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) as one of the top players in the world. 

"I'm looking forward to working on games again and bringing innovation to the pinball world," said Sheats. "Because of my passion for the game, the opportunity to work with the best pinball machine makers on the planet is quite an honor."

"Lyman is a natural fit for Stern's pinball team," said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. "Lyman's talent and vision for pinball engineering has always been ahead of the curve. Our team is happy to have yet another pinball industry mover and shaker on board." 

Sheats joins the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of the world's favorite pastimes.

About Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball, Inc., located just outside Chicago, Illinois, designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball games. Stern is the only maker of full-sized, arcade quality pinball games on the planet and has released many popular games, including Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman, The Rolling Stones and many more. Stern's games continue to be enjoyed by both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe. For more information visit

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