Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is pleased to welcome a new member to the Latin America and Caribbean team. Latin America Government Relations and Business Development Representative Gerardo Pozo Villar is based in Mexico City. 

An additional GLI representative in the region will bolster the local support and capabilities to provide personalized service to the growing number of clients based in the Latin American region. 

GLI Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said, “We are proud to welcome Gerardo as part of our Latin America and Caribbean team. His many years of experience in Mexico and his knowledge of the industry is a great addition that will allow us to continue to provide utmost personalized service to our current and potential clients. 

“The Latin American region continues to grow with new gaming and lottery suppliers and continuous regulatory developments. We are firm believers that the local focus is crucial for success, and this is why we continue to expand our team with professionals that have a clear understanding of the local needs. This, combined with the global understanding of the industry, represents the perfect combination that will benefit all our regulator, operator and supplier clients,” Sierra-Hughes said. 

Pozo began his career with Electronica Clarion, S.A. de C.V. as head of design and development in Mexico. He was later named project leader in Argentina, coordinating and providing technical supervision for electric materials production. He then became the company’s manager of new products. Prior to working with GLI, Pozo worked with NYCE in Mexico as a quality process auditor for software development companies and participated in standardization committees for the development of Mexican standards related to software and the testing of gaming devices. 

Pozo has experience with coordinating certification activities, from analyzing laboratory reports to planning on-site inspections for casinos in Mexico. He has specialized in test methods and techniques to determine the integrity of slot machines and systems in the United States. 

He graduated from National Polytechnic Institute with a degree in communications and electronic engineering.