LAS VEGAS, February 24, 2016 – AGS (the “Company”), a leading gaming supplier with one of the industry’s most diversified product portfolios, announced today a strategic leadership appointment, naming Drew Pawlak as the Company’s General Manager of Mexico and Vice President of Latin America. Drew will lead AGS’ business development, operations, and sales efforts in Latin American gaming markets.
“We knew we wanted a veteran executive who could champion our efforts in Latin America after gaining a successful business in Mexico through the Cadillac Jack acqusition, ” said CEO David Lopez. “The dynamic regulatory and customer landscape in Latin America are extremely important to our business, and Drew’s broad industry knowledge and long-term experience in gaming regulation will help position AGS for continued growth in the region. We’re thrilled to welcome Drew to our team and know his talents will help deepen and expand our relationships throughout Latin America and beyond.”
Drew joins the Company with extensive experience working alongside gaming operators and regulators in Latin America, a key growth region for AGS’ advancing product portfolio. Most recently the Senior Vice President of Business Development for BMM Test Labs, where he worked for nealy 12 years, Drew was instrumental in growing the business year over year. With his vast experience in the gaming, technology, and entertainment industries, as well as a proven track record growing new business in unique markets, Drew adds immediate value to AGS’ strategic leadership team.
“The strong momentum and product diversity that AGS is building with its recent strategic acquisitions was a key driver in my decision to join the company,” said Drew. “With multiple opportunities to expand into new markets and unique product standouts like Colossal Diamonds and Count’s Kustom Blackjack, to name a few, AGS is one of the few suppliers that is truly in growth mode. I’m excited to help lead and contribute to a company that has so many prospects on the horizon, as well as an exceptional corporate culture that is widely renowned throughout the industry.”
AGS is a full-service designer and manufacturer of gaming products for the casino floor. The Company’s roots are in the Class II, Native American market, and it has recently expanded its product lines to include top performing slot games for the Class III commercial marketplace as well as specialty table game products and mobile games. Connect with the Company on its corporate website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Julia Boguslawski, Chief Marketing Officer, AGS