President, Aruze Gaming America
Richard Pennington brings a diverse background and skills along as well as 25 years of gaming experience to his role with Walker Digital Table Systems. Mr. Pennington is currently President and a Member of the Board of Directors at Aruze Gaming America, one of the gaming industry’s fastest growing equipment gaming suppliers. Prior to joining Aruze, Mr. Pennington held a variety of management and executive management positions in accounting, finance, product development, product marketing, and corporate strategy at various multi-national companies including International Game Technology, Western Digital Corporation, and Emerson Radio.
At International Game Technology, Mr. Pennington led product development efforts as their Executive Vice President of Product Development. During this time, IGT introduced Ticket-in, Ticket-out technology which revolutionized the gaming industry and became the catalyst for IGT’s inclusion in the list of Fortune 500 companies. Later, Mr. Pennington was asked to lead IGT’s corporate strategy group as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy. In this role, Mr. Pennington focused on growing IGT’s business through mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property management, and strategic relationships.
Mr. Pennington received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from California Polytechnic University at Pomona. He currently resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife and two children.