LAS VEGAS – August 16, 2011
Konami Gaming, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotions of Eduardo Aching, Ross O'Hanley and Ray Suarez, and the appointment of Jovica Perovic.
Eduardo Aching has been promoted to Senior Director, International Sales. In this role, Eduardo oversees Konami 's global sales including Latin America, Europe and Caribbean and is responsible for developing international markets for the company's games and systems products. He develops and maintains relationships with key distributors and existing customers, and manages new business opportunities. Eduardo has been with Konami since 2008 following several years in the gaming industry and more than twenty years in the technology sector. He has lived and worked on four continents and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Parana in Brazil.
Ross O'Hanley has been promoted to Vice President, Domestic Game Sales. In this role, Ross is responsible for operational and strategic direction for North American game sales and lease/participation products, as well as Gaming and Systems marketing initiatives for the global brand. He has more than ten years of experience in senior operational management roles within the gaming industry. Ross joined Konami in 2008 as Senior Director of Marketing, and was promoted to Senior Director of North American Game Sales and Marketing in 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and an MBA in Services Marketing and Management from Arizona State University.
Ray Suarez has been promoted to Vice President, Sales Operations/Director, Manufacturing. In this role, Ray is responsible for the Sales Operation Department which includes all sales order support functions for the Games and Systems divisions. He also provides internal and external customer support by developing and implementing business solutions and operational procedures. In addition to his Sales Operations responsibilities, Ray also serves as Director, Manufacturing. He joined Konami in 2008 as the Director of Sales Operations, and was promoted to Senior Director Sales Operations/Acting Director of Manufacturing in 2009. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Jovica Perovic has been appointed to Director, International Sales for the European market. Jovica brings more than fifteen years of international experience in business development and senior operational management roles, including designing and opening of gaming facilities in Canada and Europe. During his tenure with one provincial lottery corporation in Canada, he directed teams responsible for the gaming product launch at sixteen new gaming facilities. His role was to identify opportunities to support business development and work collaboratively with various government levels, as well as First Nations groups and vendors, to eliminate any impediments to the operation and profitability of the gaming facilities. Jovica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Sarajevo.
Steve Sutherland, Chief Operating Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc., says, "With these promotions and appointment, Konami Gaming, Inc. has strengthened our senior management team as the company grows its market share. We continue to pursue our stated goal of being one of the top three gaming manufacturers."
About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit http://www.konamigaming.com