Reading, ENGLAND , August 4, 2009 – MEI is pleased to announce the addition of Bepi Mottes as vice president -new business development in the EMEA region.
In this role, Mr. Mottes will be responsible for developing relationships and opportunities in key Gaming and Financial markets. He will also leverage his significant knowledge of the region to help MEI enhance its route-to-market strategies and product portfolio.
Tom Nugent, MEI president- Gaming and Retail, commented, “We are very excited to have Bepi on our team. He is well known in the Gaming industry for his determination to help customers find a solution that adds tremendous value. His experience, and the countless number of successes that have resulted from his knowledge and approach, will offer our organization and customers valuable input.”
Mr. Mottes comes to MEI with over 40 years of experience in Gaming operations and supplies. His previous role as Managing Director at JCM International and further experience at companies such as Bally Gaming International and Sun International highlight a career dedicated to serving the Gaming industry and its participants.
“It is a thrill to join MEI, which has developed a superior product line and demonstrated commitment to customers,” said Mr. Mottes. “I’m looking forward to contributing my knowledge and experience. In the gaming industry, nobody gets old -- only more mature.”
Today, MEI systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2007, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill acceptors and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for various international telephone numbers)