LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayAGS, Inc. ("AGS" or the "Company") (NYSE: AGS), a leading designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines ("EGMs") and other products and services for the gaming industry, today announced it has appointed well-known industry talent Mike McKiski as its Vice President of Sales for Western U.S. and Corporate Accounts. In his new position, McKiski will lead AGS' continued market expansion by partnering with customers to identify incremental revenue opportunities throughout the western half of the United States.
"As demand for our consistently high-performing slot products continues to grow, we've strategically developed a best-in-breed sales management team to capitalize on our opportunities," said Robert Perry, Senior Vice President of Sales for AGS. "Recruiting Mike to lead our current team of account executives in the West will help elevate our revenue potential and heighten our strong customer-centric culture as we continue to expand. Between his proven track record as a sales leader and his natural ability to develop new market opportunities, we're confident Mike will add tremendous value to AGS."
"Joining AGS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said McKiski. "I've watched the Company's impressive growth over the past 18 months – including successfully going public earlier this year – and I have been eager to join Team AGS. I'm excited to work for a company that has been named one of 2017's 'Best and Brightest' places to work, earning this honor through a deliberate focus on customer service, employees, and culture. I'm confident that our current product momentum in the marketplace, along with the upcoming library of additional game themes, progressive solutions, and cabinets, will help continue the AGS growth story within both the Corporate and Tribal Gaming markets."
In his new role, McKiski will focus on bolstering the Company's slot sales strategy to increase revenue growth throughout the Western states including California, Nevada, Arizona, and Washington, to name a few, as well as key corporate accounts within those states. Prior to joining AGS, McKiski was the Vice President of Sales for Western U.S. at Interblock. Before joining Interblock, he served as Director of Sales and Commercial Operations at Scientific Games Interactive. McKiski holds a B.A. from UNLV, where he was a four-year letter winner as an offensive lineman for the Rebels, and he will complete his MBA from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of business this Fall.
AGS is a global company focused on creating a diverse mix of entertaining gaming experiences for every kind of player. Our roots are firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market, but our customer-centric culture and growth have helped us branch out to become a leading all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier. Powered by high-performing Class II and Class III slot products, an expansive table products portfolio, highly-rated social casino solutions for players and operators, and best-in-class service, we offer an unmatched value proposition for our casino partners. Learn more about us at www.playags.com.
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These forward-looking statements reflect the current views, models, and assumptions of AGS, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or qualified and could cause actual results in AGS's performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of AGS to maintain strategic alliances, unit placements or installations, grow revenue, garner new market share, secure new licenses in new jurisdictions, successfully develop or place proprietary product, comply with regulations, have its games approved by relevant jurisdictions and other factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in the registration statement on Form S-1 and its annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2018, as amended on March 30, 2018. All forward-looking statements made herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be realized. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements speak only to the facts and circumstances present as of the date of this press release. AGS expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.
Julia Boguslawski, Chief Marketing Officer & EVP of Investor Relations, AGS