opez most recently served as Executive Vice President of Shuffle Master. "Over the past 12 years David has had an invaluable impact on Shuffle Master's success and his insight into all facets of our business uniquely qualifies him to perform the duties of Chief Operating Officer," stated Phillip C. Peckman, Chief Executive Officer.
"I appreciate all of the opportunities that Shuffle Master has provided to me during my 12-year tenure," said Lopez. "When you look at the impressive lineup of innovative products and services that Shuffle Master is poised to deliver over the next several years, it makes for a very promising future."
Shuffle Master also announced the promotion of Kim Vukanovich to Senior Vice President of Operations and Administration. Vukanovich joined Shuffle Master in 2006, and as Vice President of Finance was focused on improving the Company's operations, financial projections and budgeting processes. Kim also served as CFO of Shuffle Master Australasia in 2007 and 2008.
Ms. Vukanovich will continue reporting to Mr. Lopez and is now responsible for all Service, Information Technology and Human Resources functions, with a near term focus on continuing to strengthen the Company's operations to support Shuffle Master's continued growth.
"Shuffle Master is fortunate to have two individuals of David's and Kim's caliber to step into the COO and SVP positions and work as a team. Both individuals have significant experience and well established track records, and we are confident that their leadership will continue to successfully move Shuffle Master forward in the future," Peckman said.