Bally Gaming adds to executive staff

Jun 11, 2002 12:20 PM

Bally Gaming and Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliance Gaming Corp. (ALLY) has beefed its Bally Systems Division by adding and promoting executive personnel.

Named Eastern Region vice president of sales and general manager of the recently-acquired Advanced Casino Systems Corp. was Tom Reilly, who spent 14 years with IBM including a stint as national sales manager for IBM’s gaming and hospitality industry.

Promoted from within the company were: John Buchholz and Rick Flood.

Buchholz, who was vice president of existing accounts, will become Western Region vice president.

Flood will move from his post as vice president of sales for the Reno operations and will become vice president of sales in Nevada for Bally Systems. He joined the company in 1995 after serving 28 years in computer sales with Digital Equipment Corp. and Unisys Corp.

Gary Sproule has been appointed chief financial officer for (UBET). He recently was CFO of Disney Interactive, a division of Disney Corp.

A former assistant chief deputy attorney general for the state of Nevada has joined Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD). Jeffrey Rodefer, 39, has been named corporate compliance officer and associate general counsel.

During his tenure with the state, Rodefer represented both the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission. He also worked with the Department of Taxation, the Tax Commission, the State Board of Equilization and the Nevada Dept. of Transportation.

Mikohn Gaming Corp. (MIKN) has named Russel McMeekin as its new president and chief operation officer. The appointment becomes effective in mid-August.

McMeekin will be leaving his post as CEO of ViaFone, a privately-held developer of wireless software. He formerly was affiliated with Honeywell International and was president and general manager of its Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions.

Also, Mikohn said that Peter Boynton, former CEO of Caesars World Inc., would become a member of its board of directors. He also will become chairman of its audit ­­committee.