IGT, WMS announce recent personnel promotions

Oct 30, 2001 4:56 AM

Four personnel promotions have been announced by International Game Technology (IGT) for both its sales and MegaJackpots departments.

John Sears, who has spent the past eight years with the IGT subsidiary Sodak Gaming Inc., has been promoted to vice president-MegaJackpots.

Tim Shortall, who is providing sales support to IGT distributor Atlantic City Coin & Slot in New Jersey, will add the sales duties involving Hi-Tech Gaming-Canada for Canadian casinos.

Robert Shaw, a 13-year IGT employee, is the new national product executive.

Clark Warren takes over the post of director of southern Nevada sales, and David Durst becomes director of IGT Gaming Systems sales.

Promotions also were announced by WMS Industries Inc. (WMS). These included: Seamus McGill, executive vice president of sales and marketing; Brian Pierce, vice president of sales for North America, and Lisa Waterfield, Tony Tessmer and Dennis O’Leary, regional managers.

Oliver B. Revell has resigned his post as interim chairman of Hollywood Casino Corp. (HWD), saying he wanted to spend more time with his security consulting business. He will remain a member of the board of directors while Edward T. Pratt III, president and CEO, will assume the position of chairman.

Mark Juliano, who was supervising the development of a resort being planned by MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGG) for Renaisance Pointe in Atlantic City, resigned last week to seek an “operational” position.

Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) has appointed John Jagunich as president and CEO of its Casino Magic property in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Nancy Donovan is the new vice president and general manager of Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa, and Michael Hirsch is the new vice president and general manager of the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Speros Batistatos has resigned as president and CEO of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, a post he has held for 15 months.