BALLY TECHNOLOGIESLas Vegas-based Bally Technologies Inc. announced that it has appointed Dan Savage vice president of marketing. In his new position, Savage will assume responsibility for the company’s global marketing efforts as well as oversee the company’s product management operations. Savage comes to Bally from the 3M Company corporate headquarters, where he most recently managed a business unit and led Six Sigma operations within one of 3M’s larger divisions. Prior to that, Dan served as global business manager for 3M’s touch screen manufacturing division, 3M Touch Systems, which is a supplier of touch screen displays to the gaming industry. Previously, Savage was the director of marketing and sales for Dynapro Technologies, a Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered technology company which was acquired by 3M in 2000.
CANNERY CASINO RESORTSLas Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts LLC recently announced several staff changes. Rachel Dickey assumed the position of corporate director of database operations for Cannery Casino & Hotel Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel and Rampart Casino company. Prior to joining the company in 2007, Dickey served as a direct marketing manager for American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC. Before that, Dickey served as database marketing manager for Fantasy Springs Casino in Palm Springs and as the database marketing coordinator at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The company also appointed Cassandra Dysert to marketing manager of Cannery Casino & Hotel, and Steve Bacchetta assumed the position of executive chef there as well. Dysert joined the company in 2004 as community marketing coordinator and was promoted to community marketing manager in 2005. In her new role as marketing manager, Dysert will oversee operations of the players club, create, coordinate and implement casino promotions and handle many of the donation requests for the property. Dysert will report directly to Josh Killian, director of marketing, while Bacchetta will report directly to company’s director of food and beverage, Phil Barnett. Bacchetta joined Cannery Casino & Hotel in 2006 as room chef for Vino’s Ristorante and Deli and was promoted to assistant executive chef in 2007. Prior to joining Cannery Casino & Hotel, Bacchetta served as chef de cuisine for Luxor Hotel and Casino. Before that, he served as assistant executive chef for the Santa Fe Station and Palace Station hotel-casino in Las Vegas.