Gaming Arts announces new COO and sales director

Gaming Arts provides electronic gaming machines and other equipment.
Gaming Arts provides electronic gaming machines and other equipment.

The company has promoted Jean Venneman to COO and named Mike Smykowski as sales director.

US.- Gaming Arts has announced that it has promoted Jean Venneman from chief commercial officer to chief operating officer (COO) and has named Mike Smykowski as director of sales.

The Las Vegas-based company’s changes come ahead of Global Gaming Expo 2021 (G2E), which will take place on October 4–7 at the Sands Expo.

Mike Dreitzer, CEO of Gaming Arts said: “Over the last three and a half years, Jean has played a critical role in the growth of the Company. This appointment reflects what has been a natural expansion of responsibility for her within our organization.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Jean alongside David Colvin, Gaming Arts owner and founder, as well as the rest of the executive team as we collectively work to help lead the Company to the next level.”

Venneman added: “I am appreciative of the continued faith that David and Mike have placed in me.  The future of Gaming Arts has certainly never been brighter.”

Smykowski joins the company after a decade in gaming sales at Ainsworth Gaming Technology.

He commented: “I look forward to working with the team to achieve our sales goals in an accelerated manner.”

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