AC Coin & Slot hires regional managers

10 October 2007

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- AC Coin & Slot, a leader in proprietary leased bonusing slot machines, today announced the hiring of a new tier of regional managers as part of the company's plan to strengthen customer service and support for its growing line of proprietary slot machines. The addition of three new regional managers completes a two-year initiative in which the total number of sales representatives serving AC Coin & Slot customers was doubled.

This initiative corresponds with a significant increase in demand for proprietary AC Coin & Slot bonusing slot machines, evidenced by a 79 percent increase over the past three years in the number of games simultaneously leased across the United States and by the company's rapid expansion throughout Canada.

"The casino industry is evolving rapidly. With the introduction of new technologies and sophisticated tools for the analysis of slot product offerings, our company needs to be ready for the customer needs of today and tomorrow," stated Christopher Strano, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We are only successful when our products perform well for our casino partners. Hiring experienced and educated professionals will keep our business growing and will ensure our partners consistent success with our products."

AC Coin & Slot's newly appointed regional managers, Trent R. Looney, Todd M. Mick, and John E. Molinaro, strengthen the company's existing lineup of 23 account managers across North America. This new level of management will serve to keep regional business strategies and market dynamics in close alignment with the company's overall business objectives.

"AC Coin & Slot is focused on increasing our share of the proprietary slot machine market," stated Jason Seelig, AC Coin & Slot Executive Vice President of Corporate Accounts. "Exceptional customer service is an essential factor in achieving and sustaining that goal. Adding experienced and talented managers like Trent, Todd and John to our team ensures that we are in the best position to establish ourselves as the leading proprietary slot manufacturer in North America."

Trent R. Looney

Trent Looney will be responsible for AC Coin & Slot's corporate and southern operations and will be based in Las Vegas, NV. Looney is an experienced sales and casino industry professional with an 18-year track record of sales success. Prior to joining AC Coin & Slot, Looney worked as director of corporate account sales for Progressive Gaming Corporation in Las Vegas, NV, where he linked progressive slot and table game products and oversaw the launch of 17 new products. He also held the position of corporate development manager for Mikohn Gaming Corporation in Biloxi, MS, where he was named 'Sales Executive of the Year' for two years. Looney graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Las Vegas and is currently attending an executive MBA program. He is also a black belt in Kajunken Bo and American Kenpo Karate.

Todd M. Mick

Todd Mick will be responsible for AC Coin & Slot's northeast operations and will be based out of the company's corporate headquarters in Pleasantville, NJ. Mick boasts more than 17 years of experience in sales management in the automotive industry, where he demonstrated strengths in the implementation of innovative and proactive sales, marketing, finance, and advertising programs. Prior to joining AC Coin & Slot, Mick worked as general sales manager for Chevrolet Inc. in Bridgeton, NJ, where he was directly responsible for turning a struggling General Motors dealership into a successful profit center by increasing sales by 20 percent. Mick has completed numerous management training courses on performance improvement, management principles, multicultural marketing, retail marketing and maximizing team performance.

John E. Molinaro

John Molinaro will be responsible for AC Coin & Slot's tribal, Midwest and British Columbian operations and will be stationed in Las Vegas, NV. Molinaro is highly-regarded in the gaming industry, having spent 16 years in slot operations in the Las Vegas area. Molinaro's prior experience includes a five-year position as director of slot operations at MGM/Mirage, where he was responsible for analysis and management of all gaming devices, player tracking and progressive systems. He also worked as an independent consultant for IGT/Navegante Group, where he provided training, installation, and performed operational audits to determine overall property compatibility with IGT systems. Most recently, Molinaro held the position of director of technical operations for Cyberview Technology, where he was responsible for the development and execution of all aspects of operations, including structure, policies, staffing and planning.


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