Gaming designer and manufacturer Konami Gaming announced Wednesday the appointment of industry veteran Gerard Crosby as senior vice president & chief games product officer, a move set to drive continued games product performance and advancement across global markets.
Crosby brings nearly three decades of experience in games research and development hardware and software engineering, product strategy, and business operations management, according to Konami Gaming, the Las Vegas-based subsidiary of Konami Group.
Leading games R&D at Konami Australia since 2001, “he has developed a demonstrated track record of success, delivering consistent results across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and South Africa, as well as broader markets through cooperation with Konami Gaming,” the company wrote in a statement.
As senior vice president & chief games product officer for both Konami Gaming and Konami Australia, Gerard Crosby is responsible for leading the company’s global games R&D, including vision, conceptualization, strategy, and execution.
Steve Sutherland, president and CEO at Konami Gaming, said: “Gerard Crosby has been with the Konami organization for 23 years, leading with a demonstrated commitment to product quality and driving exceptional results for casinos across diverse market segments.”
“Through Gerard’s expanded leadership and ongoing collaboration between Konami’s world-class R&D teams in the United States, Australia, and Japan, we anticipate expanding games product outcomes for our casino customers worldwide,” he concluded.
In addition to serving as senior vice president & chief games product officer, Gerard Crosby is Konami Australia’s general manager of product development, director, office holder, and secretary. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Australia-based not-for-profit Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), where he chairs the association’s Technical Committee.