Casino gaming equipment supplier group Aruze says it has promoted Martha Schuessler to vice president of global finance. In her new role, she will be responsible for the “direction, integrity and overall effectiveness” of global accounting and financial operations, said the group in a Monday press release.
The written announcement was issued on behalf of Aruze Gaming America Inc and Aruze Gaming Ltd (Hong Kong).
The statement said Ms Schuessler would oversee global financial reporting and compliance, financial planning and analysis, while “driving continuous process and system improvements to support the company’s growing operations”.
Ms Schuessler has been with Aruze Gaming America since 2010 when she was hired as corporate controller. She was subsequently promoted to director of finance, and vice president of finance for the Americas.
“Martha’s leadership skills have allowed her to successfully take on additional responsibilities and demonstrate strong business acumen,” said Aruze Gaming’s president Rob Ziems in a prepared statement.
“She is an invaluable asset to the global team and an integral member of our senior leadership team,” he added. “Martha has made countless contributions to Aruze’s success and we look forward to see where she leads our global finance operations as we continue to expand globally and grow our footprint in the industry.”
Prior to joining the Aruze group, Ms Schuessler worked at several gaming-related companies, including with the casino operator formerly known as Harrah’s Entertainment Inc, and with slot machine maker Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
The Aruze group announced in June that Takahiro Usui, the firm’s chairman and chief executive, was to resign with effect from that month for “personal reasons”.
The release said that henceforth, the jobs of chairman and CEO would be split between two people. The chairman role went to Masumi Fujisawa, who was vice president of product development. He also took on the position of chief technology officer.
The CEO job went to Yugo Kinoshita, who was the firm’s chief financial officer and chief security officer.
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