The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), a non-profit international trade association based in Las Vegas that represents manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming equipment and content, recently announced that it had added a few new members to its team.
Parente Named President of the AGEM
According to the announcement made by the AGEM, Robert Parente will become the association’s new president. Parente, who is better known for serving as executive vice president and chief business development officer for Light & Wonder, will take the helm of the AGEM for a term that lasts for two years.
On February 1st, the new appointee will take over for David Lucchese, who will step down from his position. This individual serves as Everi’s executive vice president of sales, market, and digital. The outgoing president was instrumental in assisting the company in overcoming the many challenges it has faced over the past two years while he was in office.
The Association Adds Four VPs, a Treasurer, and a Secretary
In addition to Parente, the AGEM has appointed six new officers in various positions. The association announced that each of them will serve a one-year term. Among its new members are the following:
Elaine Hodgson is a woman. She is currently the president and CEO of Incredible Technologies, a designer and developer of digital entertainment products. She will now serve as a vice president for the AGEM. Orchard, Luke. Orchard, a compliance expert, is the chief compliance and risk management officer at International Game Technology, a global gaming leader. He will also be appointed Vice President of the AGEM. Lucchese, David. The former AGEM president will remain with the organization as a vice president. O’Brien, Tom. O’Brien is the last new VP to join AGEM’s team, serving as Aristocrat Gaming’s president for the Americas and EMEA.
Mr. Thomas Jingoli. He is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Konami Gaming, Konami’s gambling division, and will be the AGEM’s secretary.
Comstock, Ryan. Comstock is the chief operating officer of Ainsworth Game Technology, a publicly traded gaming product developer. He will be AGEM’s treasurer for the coming year.
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers is a non-profit organization representing gambling machines, content manufacturers, and distributors. It means such companies’ interests worldwide through political campaigning, regulatory activism, trade show partnerships, education, and so on.
In other AGEM news, the organization announced Roy Student and Frank Fantini as the recipients of the AGEM Memorial Awards Honoring Jens Halle and Peter Mead in October 2022.