Australian slot machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology has announced the appointment of former IGT executive David Bollesen as its new Chief Product Officer.
Bollesen, who assumes the role from 7 October 2021, will be based out of Sydney but head Ainsworth’s game development teams globally. In particular, he will be responsible for building on the existing game studios and driving increased game performance and market share in all regions, the company said.
“We are looking forward to having David on board to lead the next generation of Ainsworth products to the market,” said Ainsworth Chairman Danny Gladstone.
A veteran of the industry with more than 25 years of experience in digital entertainment, including collaboration on numerous video games and slot machine products, Bollesen most recently spent 11 years with IGT – originally in Nevada before moving to Sydney – including serving as Vice President of Game Studios in the company’s Australian headquarters.
“I firmly believe that developers and operators must aggressively drive for new features and technologies with a keen awareness of the core concepts,” said Bollesen.
“I believe in the strength of the Ainsworth brand and with the right strategies in place there is an opportunity to build on the fundamentals by understanding what core gamers are looking for in their experience.”