Tuesday, October 18, 2011 : Eduardo Aching gets the nod
Arcade and video games developer Konami has announced the appointment of Eduardo Aching as senior director, international sales.
Aching will oversee Konami’s global sales including Latin America, Europe and Caribbean and is responsible for developing international markets for the company’s games and systems products. He will also develop and maintain relationships with key distributors and existing customers, and manage new business opportunities for the Japanese company, which has bases in the United States.
Aching has been with Konami since 2008 following a career in the gaming industry and more than twenty years in the technology sector.
Other promotions at Konami include Ross O’Hanley, who has been promoted to vice president, domestic game sales. In this role, he is responsible for operational and strategic direction for North American game sales and lease/participation products, as well as gaming and systems marketing initiatives for the global brand. He has more than ten years of experience in senior operational management roles within the gaming industry. O’Hanley joined Konami in 2008 as Senior Director of Marketing, and was promoted to Senior Director of North American Game Sales and Marketing in 2009.
Ray Suarez has been promoted to vice president, sales operations/director, manufacturing. In this role, he is responsible for the sales operation department which includes all sales order support functions for the games and systems divisions. He also provides internal and external customer support by developing and implementing business solutions and operational procedures. In addition to his sales operations responsibilities, Suarez also serves as director, manufacturing. He joined Konami in 2008 as the director of sales operations, and was promoted to senior director sales operations/acting director of manufacturing in 2009.
Founded in the late ‘sixties, Konami began to market computer software for PC games in 1982, and has grown into a major industry supplier since then, working with giants like Nintendo and Microsoft. In 2005, the company bought a controlling interest in Hudson Soft, and moved Konami Gaming's headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada to step up production of Konami slot machines.