Integrated gaming company International Game Technology Plc. announced that Joseph (Jay) Gendron, the company’s senior vice president for North America, has been inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
Gendron was inducted in ceremony during the annual conference and trade show of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in Dallas.
“Building customer relationships and converting those relationships into successful lotteries are part of Jay Gendron’s genetic makeup,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT’s CEO of North America Lottery. “For 20 years, Jay has brought a set of values and commitment to customer service that has helped redefine the lottery industry.
“Jay has made it his business to personally get to know each of his customers and ensure their business objectives are met. He has demonstrated trust, integrity and responsibility—qualities that have made him a respected lottery professional both within IGT and the lottery industry.”
The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by the Public Gaming Research Institute in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.
In his current role, Gendron is responsible for all IGT lottery customers in both the U.S. and Canada. He serves some of the industry’s largest lotteries.
Gendron began his career at legacy GTECH in 1995. He
served as GTECH director of video operations before becoming vice president of global sales, gaming solutions, and regional vice president in the East, GTECH’s largest region. He became senior vice president last year.