AGEM elects IGT, SciGames, Aristocrat execs as officers

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) has announced a slate of new officers elected to its Board of Directors under the leadership of President David Lucchese, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Digital at Everi.

Among the industry executives who had one-year terms as board officers approved were Luke Orchard, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance & Risk Management Officer at International Game Technology (IGT), who was elected as an AGEM Vice President.

Orchard was joined as an AGEM VP by Bob Parente, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Gaming at Scientific Games; Ryan Comstock, Chief Operating Officer at Ainsworth Game Technology; and Incredible Technologies’ President and CEO Elaine Hodgson.

Meanwhile, Aristocrat Gaming’s President of Americas & EMEA, Hector Fernandez, was elected as AGEM Treasurer and Thomas Jingoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Konami Gaming, was named as the new AGEM Secretary.

The position of Lucchese, who was appointed as AGEM President in January 2021, was not up for election as he transitions into the second year of his two-year term.

Meanwhile, in March 2022, Ainsworth’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel & Group Compliance Officer Daron Dorsey will begin work as AGEM’s new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2022, replacing Marcus Prater.

AGEM is a non-profit international technology trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, lotteries, systems, iGaming, game content, table games, sports betting, and support products and services for the gaming industry. Its current membership roster consists of 172 companies across in 22 countries.

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