Casino gaming manufacturer, Konami Gaming, has made a series of key promotions within its executive leadership team.
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]teve Sutherland has been appointed president & chief executive officer, succeeding Satoshi Sakamoto as he transitions to the role of senior executive director of the company’s parent entity, Konami Holdings Corp.
“From our company’s first game installation and systems implementation, Konami has worked diligently and responsibly to establish itself as one of the top four industry suppliers,” said Sutherland. “Our success to date was created through the personal commitment, contribution, and longstanding tenure of its leadership team and employees who strive on a daily basis to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to fulfilling customer expectations.”
In a statement the company credited Sutherland as “fundamental contributor to Konami’s establishment, growth, and success” since he joined the firm in 2000, adding that he “now provides central leadership to all aspects of the organisation” in his new role.
These appointments reflect a continued strengthening of our leadership team.
The company also announced several other executive appointments and promotions: Thomas A. Jingoli, executive VP & CCO; Kazuya Kozuki, executive VP & CFO; Thomas Soukup, senior VP & chief systems product officer; and Yuji Taniguchi, senior VP & chief games product and strategy officer.
“These appointments reflect a continued strengthening of our leadership team as we pursue the achievement of key strategic and operational objectives across the domestic and international markets we serve,” Sutherland added.