As part of the evolution of IGT’s corporate structure, a centralised Administrative Services organisation is being created to achieve greater efficiencies through the consolidation, coordination and management of global activities related to the administrative support of the company.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith an expansive operational footprint that spans over 100 countries, IGT has grown to have more than five million square feet of space under management and procures well over $1bn (E900m) worth of goods and services annually. To this end, IGT has created a new central administrative services organisation to ensure the proper delivery of goods and services to help drive the operation of the business units and to capture the naturally-resulting improved synergies from centralisation.
A major focus of the new group will be to enhance the coordination and oversight of corporate security and cyber-security functions that will be centralised under a new global information security office in the administration services organisation. In addition to information security, the functions reporting into the new administrative services organisation will include global procurement, real estate and facilities, food services, environmental health and safety and facility security and monitoring.
The new organisation will be led by Robert K. Vincent who will take on a new role as executive vice president for administrative services and external relations reporting to IGT CEO Marco Sala.
During his over 20-year tenure at IGT and its legacy companies, Vincent has served in roles of increasing responsibility in administrative, public affairs, and business development. A University of Rhode Island graduate, he resides with his family in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Bob Vincent has the right balance of experience and good judgment to successfully meet the challenges associated with managing, supplying, and protecting our growing global enterprise
He will continue to lead the external affairs functions that include global corporate communications, media relations, branding and social responsibility programs, as well as provide investor relations support.
“As was anticipated, IGT has reached a point of requiring an increased level of global coordination and oversight of the acquisition and management of critical assets including cyber security,” said Sala. “As I have previously done, I am turning to a senior executive with whom I have great confidence to lead these functions. Bob Vincent has the right balance of experience and good judgment to successfully meet the challenges associated with managing, supplying, and protecting our growing global enterprise.”
He added: “As a member of the senior leadership team, Bob has played an important role in helping to define the new IGT organisation and attract an unparalleled group of individuals to lead the company. I greatly value his contribution and appreciate his willingness to take on the new and important challenges of this new role.”