AGEM Elects Everi EVP David Lucchese As New President
January 13, 2021
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of the Directors has elected a new slate of officers under the leadership of a new President — David Lucchese, Executive Vice President - Sales, Marketing & Digital for Everi.
Previously an AGEM Vice President, Lucchese replaces Luke Orchard as President for a two-year term, while Mr. Orchard, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer for IGT, moves to a Vice President position for a one-year term.
One-year terms were also approved for:
- AGEM Vice President Elaine Hodgson (President / CEO, Incredible Technologies)
- AGEM Vice President Thomas Jingoli (Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming)
- AGEM Vice President Robert “Bob” Parente (Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Gaming, Scientific Games)
- AGEM Secretary Eric Fisher (Senior Vice President and GM, Crane Payment Innovations)
- AGEM Treasurer Hector Fernandez (President - Americas, Aristocrat Technologies)
- AGEM General Counsel Daron Dorsey (Senior Vice President and General Counsel - Americas, Ainsworth Game Technology)
AGEM is a non-profit international technology trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, game content, table games, online technology, sports betting, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry.
The association works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization.
Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming initiatives.
The current AGEM membership roster consists of 187 companies based in 22 countries, and is a who’s-who of the supplier segment of the global gaming industry.
Meanwhile, this week, the association announced the AGEM Index rose again by 9.5 per cent in December 2020, building on huge gains made in November.