Electronic gaming equipment maker Interblock DD has appointed Stephen Patton (pictured) as vice president for new business development and technology. Mr Patton will be responsible for driving new business technology initiatives, as well as for improving services via “root cause analysis, training, automation [and] product improvements,” the company said in a press release on Wednesday.
Prior to his change to Interblock, Mr Patton was vice president of asset architecture and global applications for Concentrix, a global business services supplier of customer management, customer engagement, advanced analytics and consulting.
He also served as senior director of interactive development for Bally Technologies Inc, overseeing the global teams responsible for delivering Bally’s online and mobile games, according to Wednesday’s release.
Prior to joining Bally, Mr Patton was project management consultant for information technology at U.S.-based casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp, known until November 2010 as Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.
“With more than 20 years of gaming experience and more than 30 years’ experience in the technology field, Stephen has an extensive track-record delivering innovative end-customer and internal solutions both in small and large enterprises,” said John Connelly, Interblock’s chief executive, in a prepared statement accompanying the announcement.
“I’m excited for Stephen to join our dynamic team and look forward to the insight and fresh perspective he will bring to Interblock,” he added.
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