Konami Promotes Executives

Konami Gaming has announced the promotion of executives in four key leadership areas in an ongoing effort to strengthen and expand its slot business.

Slot manufacturer Konami Gaming, Inc. announced four key leadership promotions as the company continues to strengthen and expand its business operations. Eric Schultz has been promoted to senior director of game software development; Gary Snobel, to senior director of corporate planning and IT administration; Clark Warren, to senior director of systems sales; and James Sargeant, to senior director of manufacturing.

“As these recent promotions demonstrate, we have made a strategic investment in leadership development over the past few years, with a focus on empowering highly qualified professionals who are committed and equipped to support the long-term success of Konami,” said Steve Sutherland, chief operating officer and executive vice president. “We place great value on maintaining a thriving core leadership team that tackles market challenges while working collaboratively across disciplines to deliver innovative products and services that drive our company to the next level.”

In his new role, Schultz will be responsible for the leadership and direction of Konami’s domestic and international games software development strategy. Schultz has been with Konami since 2004, most recently as director of game development.

Snobel will oversee company-wide systems and infrastructure solutions, financial analysis and planning, and internal/external auditing. He has been with Konami since 2006 and was promoted to director of corporate planning and IT administration in 2012.

Warren will oversee Konami’s casino systems sales initiatives, focusing on new business development and building strategic relationships across Konami’s customer base. He joined Konami in 2011 as director of systems sales and marketing and holds more than 20 years of gaming experience in both the systems and games divisions.

Sargeant will oversee games and systems production operations for domestic and international markets, and is responsible for directing new and refurbishment production, material purchasing/warehouse, and production quality and safety. He joined Konami in 2011 and has more than 20 years combined engineering and operations management experience across a variety of industry sectors.