IGT announces the appointment of Dallas Orchard as Chief Operating Officer, APAC. Orchard will re-locate to Australia from the U.S., where he previously served as IGT’s Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Gaming and was responsible for a broad portfolio of IGT’s land-based gaming products.
Born and raised in Australia, Orchard is a stalwart of the gaming industry, joining IGT in September 2015 as Senior Vice President, Global Premium Products. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Gaming Operations for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for ownership and management of their Gaming Operations P&L. His previous roles included overseeing sales and marketing strategy for the Americas with Ainsworth Game Technology, and as Marketing Manager for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
“I am starting this new role at a challenging time for our industry, but I’m looking forward to heading home to Australia, building on our strong customer relationships in the region and growing IGT’s product success,” said Orchard. “This region, particularly Australia, is a leader in game innovation. We intend to continue building on our progress in product development and extending that success to IGT customers around the world.”