Interblock hereby announces that John Connelly has been appointed the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Januar 2015. Mr. Connelly’s extensive background in the Gaming Sector, within both the US and International markets, will help provide Interblock the necessary leadership needed to increase the company’s market position, revenue and profitability in the years to come.
Mr. Connelly has more than 23 years of experience within the global gaming industry and was most recently a member of Bally Technologies Executive Committee. In 2004 Mr. Connelly joined Bally Technologies as Vice President of Governmental Markets, but was quickly promoted in 2005 to Vice President of International. In 2011, Mr. Connelly was named to the Executive Committee of Bally as the Vice President of M&A and Business Development, while in Januar of 2014 the Interactive Division was added to his list of responsibilities, along with a Senior Vice President title. Previous to Bally, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Automated Wagering International – now a part of Scientific Games – and as a Senior Account Executive for GTECH Corporation.
“Our search for Global Chief Executive Officer was a strategic undertaking, one that valued long-term commitment and customer-focused direction. John Connelly will bring vision, focus and a wealth of experience to Interblock’s continuation of our great success story and I ‘m confident that with John’s leadership our expectation for the future will be achieved,” said Joc Pececnik, Interblock Owner and Chairman of the Board.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity to join such a dynamic and ambitious organization, with a clear and focused mission to provide the casino sector with the necessary products to remain competitive.” Mr. Connelly said. “I look forward to working with Interblock’s dedicated team employees to expand upon their achievements, through new levels of innovation, service and value to our customers.”