Rich Schneider has accomplished a great deal over the past seven years since joining IGT with the most recent example being the flawless execution of IGT's sbX at ARIA at CityCenter in Las Vegas," said Eric Tom, IGT COO. "Additionally, Rich has brought tremendous stability to IGT Advantage casino management system in its current versions. In the past year, IGT has aggressively upgraded 65 % of its Advantage customer base to its updated, market-leading platform version. International adoption of sbX continues, as well, with more than 13 installs worldwide and more on the way. We thank Rich for his many contributions to the company and to our customers."
Schneider joined IGT In 2003 when the company acquired Acres Gaming where he served as president and chief operating officer and other management positions from 1997 to 2003.
IGT also announced today that Chris Satchell, CTO, has expanded his responsibilities to include the leadership of Research and Development for the Company. As chief technology officer and executive vice president of Research and Development, Satchell will help lead the company's effort to continue to develop ground-breaking and innovative products for the gaming industry.