New York-listed gaming supplier AGS has appointed former Scientific Games executive Adam Whitehurst as vice president of strategic accounts.

Whitehurst most recently served as vice president of game sales at Scientific Games with responsibility for the eastern US region, having previously held a similar role at Bally Technologies prior to its acquisition by Scientific Games.

“Adam is an exceptional addition to the AGS team and will help drive further penetration of our slot products across the US, with a laser-focus on leveraging his strong relationships with strategic and corporate accounts,” said AGS senior vice president of sales Robert Perry.

“He has an impressive track record of establishing and maintaining longstanding, trusted partnerships with casino operators, and his experience will play a major role in taking AGS to the next level of growth. I’m thrilled to have him join our team.”

Following his appointment, Whitehurst commented: “I can’t think of a better time to join AGS. The company is on fire with a fast-growing library of slot content and cabinets consistently ranked among the highest-performing games.

“The senior leadership is top-notch and focused on doing all the right things to grow the business, and the AGS culture is unmatched in our industry for its focus on transparency, leader accessibility, communication, diversity, teamwork, and ownership. I’m honored and excited to join a company that truly makes customers and employees feel valued, heard, and recognized.”

Shares in PlayAGS Inc (NYQ:AGS) closed up 3.09 per cent at $24.66 per share in New York Wednesday.

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