Thursday July 7, 2011 :  Harvard man will bring additional expertise, leadership and capability
 
Land-based and online gaming company International Game Technology (IGT) announced the appointment this week of Eric Berg to fill the position of President effective July 18, 2011.
 
Berg joins IGT from a position as CEO of SunGard Availability Services and has over 25 years of experience driving improved operating results in Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries.
 
Patti Hart, chief executive officer, IGT said:  "As we continue to transform our organization, improve our internal processes and move to a more distributed, global business model, I felt it was essential to add additional expertise, leadership, and capabilities to IGT.  Eric's strategic insight, operational intensity, and global leadership are perfectly suited to help IGT navigate the next chapter of our business."
 
Berg holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, with a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard.
 
The new position will have direct responsibility for driving IGT's enterprise-wide globalization efforts, leading domestic and international land-based revenue growth agendas, and managing all global operations inclusive of sales, products, services, marketing, and manufacturing.