Welcome!

News Feed Item

American Gaming Systems Announces Appointment of New President and Chief Executive Officer

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- American Gaming Systems ("AGS"), a leading designer and manufacturer of Class II gaming machines for the Native American gaming market with an emerging presence in a broad range of commercial Class III markets in the United States, today announced the appointment of David B. Lopez to the position President and Chief Executive Officer.

Upon Mr. Lopez's appointment, Robert Miodunski will retire as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of AGS. Mr. Miodunski has led AGS since July 2010 and has guided the company through a period of growth and expansion, culminating with the December 2013 acquisition of AGS by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC.

"I want to thank Bob for his strong leadership and for leaving the company in an excellent position to take advantage of substantial growth opportunities," said David Sambur, a partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC and a director of the holding company that owns AGS. "We are also excited and pleased to welcome David Lopez as CEO and we are confident that his diverse experience in gaming supply and his strong track record will take AGS to the next level."

"I am very pleased that David Lopez will succeed me as CEO of AGS. The company is uniquely positioned to benefit from David's insight and expertise," said Mr. Miodunski. "I am confident that David is well prepared to guide the company's strategy going forward."

In joining AGS, David Lopez said, "I am excited about this compelling opportunity and look forward to working with our employees, suppliers and customers to transform AGS into a formidable gaming supplier. I'd also like to thank Bob Miodunski for positioning the company for success and future growth."

Mr. Lopez most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Cash Access ("GCA"), and, prior to his role at GCA, as Chief Operating Officer of Shuffle Master Inc. During his 14-year tenure with Shuffle Master, Mr. Lopez held various positions within the organization, including Interim CEO, Executive Vice President, President of the Americas, Vice President of Product Management, as well as serving as a member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Lopez's appointment will require him to file gaming applications with the appropriate jurisdictions where AGS is licensed.

About American Gaming Systems

American Gaming Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of Class II gaming machines for the Native American gaming market with an emerging presence in a broad range of commercial markets in the United States. As of September 30, 2013, the company had 8,135 gaming machines in 169 gaming facilities in 18 U.S. states, with 145 gaming facilities under revenue sharing agreements and 24 facilities under daily fixed fee agreements. The majority of the company's systems are used by Native American gaming operators in both Class II and Class III environments, with a recent expansion into the Illinois video gaming terminal, or VGT, market. The company's products include electronic gaming machines, server-based systems and back-office systems that are used by casinos and other gaming locations. The company believes its top titles are some of the most popular Class II games and among the highest grossing titles in its customers' facilities.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

For Additional Information Please Contact
Media Contact:
Andrew Burke
American Gaming Systems
702-724-1112


More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy.
If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software- every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several complementing (or even competing) methodologies – such as leveraging Agile, DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that’s most suitable for your organization and that maximize your busines...
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wea...
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu, a leading provider of cloud hosting solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to foc...
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere...
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified – now it's a component-based well-performing framework. This immersive one-day workshop at 18th Cloud Expo, led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay, will provide you with everything you wanted to know about Angular 2.
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Unless you don’t use the internet, don’t live in California, or haven’t been paying attention to the recent news… you should be aware that self-driving cars are on their way to becoming a reality. I have seen them – they are real. If you believe in the future reality of self-driving cars, then continue reading on. If you don’t believe in the future possibilities, then I am not sure what to do to convince you other than discuss the very real changes that will roll out with the consumer producti...