amache will retain his CEO position, but will drop the title of president of the company. Orrin Edidin, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, will become president of the company. “Lou Nicastro's visionary leadership is unsurpassed,” said Gamache. “Lou has been steadfast in his focus on building a lasting and sustainable company, strategically and successfully navigating through a variety of business and economic cycles during his career.
During his tenure with the company, which places him among the longest-standing chairmen of any New York Stock Exchange-listed company, Lou guided WMS' transformation from an amusement game company into a worldwide gaming equipment leader renowned for its innovation.”
WMS also announced the appointment of Edward Rabin, Jr. to the new position on the board of lead director, and the promotion of Larry Pacey from senior vice president of product development to executive vice president of global products and chief innovation officer.
“Larry's leadership and strategic vision for marrying cutting-edge technology with new and differentiated game design has driven an innovation renaissance at WMS,” said
Gamache. “Thanks to the phenomenal job that Larry and his entire product development team have done,WMS has earned an unparalleled reputation in the gaming industry for creating innovative, must-have products.”
Finally, WMS named Patricia Barten executive vice president of continuous improvement, promoter her from senior vice president of manufacturing.