Las Vegas, NV — February 21, 2013
Konami Gaming, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Walther as director, games product management. Mr. Walther will be responsible for product life cycle management for the Konami games product portfolio for domestic and international markets. His key responsibilities include developing and managing detailed product road maps to ensure that Konami continues its string of successful products by identifying and then exceeding customer and market demands. In this role, Mr. Walther will focus on positioning Konami games products to support existing and emerging markets.
Steve brings extensive operator and supplier-side gaming experience with expertise in product management, strategic marketing, sales and service operations, and project management. He has served in key marketing and product management roles working with games and systems products, most recently as executive vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer at Aruze Gaming America.
Mr. Walther will report directly to Matt Reback, senior director of marketing at Konami Gaming, Inc., who explained, "Steve's extensive background in games and systems product management and marketing, coupled with his experience on the operator side and his proven ability to lead make him a terrific addition to the Konami team. Sustaining the type of success that Konami has had over the past few years requires the continual addition of talented and reputable people like Steve, so we are thrilled to have him contributing to the team."
Prior to his employment at Aruze, Mr. Walther served in a variety of product management roles at Aristocrat Technologies. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is one of the largest providers of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com