VP of marketing at Bally Technologies Inc.

Rachel Dickey


Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies Inc. announced that it has appointed Dan Savagevice 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.

Cassandra Dysert


Las 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 appointedCassandra Dysert to marketing manager of Cannery Casino & Hotel, andSteve Bacchettaassumed 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 toJosh 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.


Skip Davishas been promoted to chief operating officer of Gary Platt Manufacturing. Skip has been with the company since October 2003 serving as vice president of operations. His new responsibilities include planning and directing all aspects of operations, administration, personnel and sales.

Skip Davis


GTECH Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottomatica S.p.A., announced thatFabio Celadonhas been named senior vice president of strategic planning. Reporting to GTECH president and chief executive officerJaymin B. Patel, Celadon will lead a new strategic planning organization that will take over the corporate development and strategic planning function for GTECH. Celadon will be responsible for four primary areas: strategic planning; mergers and acquisitions; asset         optimization; and business evaluation.

Fabio Celadon


JCM Global recently announced that it has named gaming industry veteranGregory Timmto its sales force. Timm will represent JCM’s line of gaming products to clients in the company’s Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas territories. Timm has a long history of sales and service in the gaming industry. He was most recently senior account executive with Spielo, where he introduced the company into the Class III gaming machine markets in California and New Mexico. He has also served as the company’s western region sales manager for Sigma Game Inc., and as general sales manager for IGT.

Raymond Etcitty


The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise recently hiredRaymond Etcitty, who served as the Navajo Nation’s chief legislative counsel. Etcitty will serve as the Gaming Enterprise’s general counsel in charge of all legal matters related to leasing, personnel, insurance and other contractual obligations of the enterprise. Considered one of the top attorneys in the field, Etcitty is well-known for his expertise in Indian gaming law, tribal law, tax and revenue regulations, economic development regulatory issues and Navajo government. Etcitty served as the Nation’s chief legislative counsel from April 2003 until March this year. Previously, he managed the Office of the Navajo Tax Commission where he administered the Navajo Nation’s seven taxes and negotiated several state/tribal tax credits and intergovernmental tax agreements with the surrounding states.

Jason Oakley


North American Video, a company involved in the implementation of integrated video surveillance and security systems, has announced the appointment ofJason Oakleyto the position of chief executive officer. Oakley, an industry veteran with extensive experience in the security business, will work closely with Cynthia Freschi, president of NAV, to help further cultivate new business activities.