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Tom Manning has been hired as director of player development at the company's Council Bluffs property in Iowa. He will be responsible for the advertising, promotions and special events. Manning will work to enhance and grow the casino's player development area, overseeing the 40-person marketing department and its ongoing operation. He previously worked at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa, serving as director of sales and marketing. Prior to that Manning worked for Harrah's Entertainment as direct marketing and advertising manager at Harrah's Maryland Heights in St. Louis.
Paul Davis has been appointed vice president of business operations. His key responsibilities are process development and maintenance; product lifecycle management; sales forecasting; inventory reporting; procurement; purchasing and product planning; and the product development process. Davis most recently served two years as Aristocrat's director of business operations. Before that he was director of project management in the technology services department. Davis' work history also includes 20 years in gaming operations with Stocks Hotel and Resorts and Sun International in Africa.
Tommy Florio has been named director of multistation gaming to lead the company's emerging multistation gaming device business in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. He will develop and execute strategic sales plans and initiatives, focusing initially on Interbock multistation gaming devices. He will also focus on opportunities to place PokerTek's PokerPro(tm) poker table game into casinos in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mike Mauser has been named vice president of regulatory compliance for the Americas. He will work closely with gaming regulators to ensure that business practices, policies and dealings meet regulatory requirements in all the North American, Latin America and Caribbean jurisdictions. Mauser has been leading Aristocrat's regulatory compliance team since last November. He joined the company in 1998, serving in various compliance positions, most recently as director of regulatory compliance.
Kevin Dale has been appointed chief executive officer, succeeding John Jones in the position. Dale brings to the company over six years of experience in the gaming industry. He has been involved at GameAccount as a non-executive director to date, having previously been interim managing director at Betdirect. He was also marketing director at Sportingbet plc and Betfair.com. Dale will oversee further expansion of the GameAccount skill games solution.
Michael J. Maples, Sr. has been appointed chairman by the company's board of directors. He has served as director since August 2004. Maples assumes the responsibilities from Thomas W. Sarnoff, following Sarnoff's decision to step down from the position he's held since December 2003. Sarnoff served on the board longer than any other member, and he continues to serve as director, as chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee.