In recognition of the large and growing importance of sales of machines and merchandise to home buyers, Stern Pinball has made a new appointment to the post of Director of Consumer Sales. Erik Gilly, the former US Sales Manager for Bandai-Namco with responsibility for contracts with Dave & Buster’s and Chuck-E-Cheese amongst others, takes up the role to promote sales of pinball machines, accessories and merchandise. Erik Gilly He will also be looking to grow the US network of Stern Pinball dealers, pushing the company’s products into new area. Here’s how Stern Pinball made the announcement. Stern Pinball Announces The Hiring of Erik Gilly New Director of Consumer Sales Elk Grove Village, IL – May 22, 2017 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today the hiring of Erik Gilly Director of Consumer Sales. Erik most recently worked for Bandai Namco Entertainment where he served as U.S. Sales Manager since October 2012. Erik was accountable for managing a sales portfolio that included Dave and Buster’s, Chuck E Cheese, and other National Accounts. Erik will lead SPI in expanding its rapidly growing U.S. dealer market while focusing on growing the Stern brand portfolio including pinball machines, merchandise, and accessories. “Erik is a great fit for Stern and has an industry background rooted in interactive gaming. Erik also shares our vision for Everything Pinball,” said John Buscaglia, Chief Revenue Officer of Stern Pinball. About Stern Pinball, Inc. Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern Pinball’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include Aerosmith, Batman ‘66, Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spider-Man and many more! All of Stern Pinball’s games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern Pinball’s expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players that compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.