LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Aruze Gaming America (AGA) is excited to announce the promotion of Melissa Sweitzer to Senior Vice President of Sales. Ms. Sweitzer will be responsible for all sales functions throughout North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Melissa joined Aruze in October 2011 and has held management positions which included, Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales for the Western Region, Vice President of Corporate Accounts, and Vice President of Sales. During that time, Melissa cultivated key customer relationships and demonstrated a keen attention to customer needs and details. Yugo Kinoshita, Aruze’s Global Chief Operating Officer, stated that, “Melissa’s promotion reflects her long and consistent history of exceeding goals and expectations.” Richard Pennington, AGA President, also commented that “while at Aruze, Melissa has proven herself as an innovator with creative skills and experiences that continue to improve our overall business processes.” Before coming to Aruze, Melissa started her sales career at Bally Technologies and prior to that spent eight years with PDS Gaming, the leader in customized financing solutions in the gaming industry.