AC Coin & Slot Expands Sales Force to Meet Increased Product Demand



    
    Leading slot manufacturer hires industry veterans and experienced managers
    to sustain increased slot placements
    

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 10 /CNW/ -- 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.
    
    About AC Coin & Slot
    
    AC Coin & Slot (R) is one of the leading slot manufacturers and
diversified casino supply companies in the United States and holds over 180
gaming licenses in all major gaming jurisdictions in North America and the
Caribbean. From its early start in 1978 to the recent launch of its Super
Slotto(R) Celebration(R), AC Coin & Slot continues to drive the evolution of
the gaming industry with innovation in proprietary bonusing slot machines,
custom interior casino signage, slot bases and ergonomic seating.
    AC Coin & Slot is the exclusive distributor of IGT(R) gaming devices in
Atlantic City and the Caribbean and utilizes proven IGT pay tables in all
bonusing slot machines.  For further information about our company, our people
and our innovations, please visit www.ac-coin.com.




For further information:

For further information: Matt Donaruma for AC Coin & Slot,
+1-215-867-8600  ext. 257, mdonaruma@garfieldgroup.com Web Site:
http://www.ac-coin.com

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