New Products and New Team members
Namco America Inc. is anticipating some serious success in the New Year with its line-up of impressive and innovative products. Three new games - Barber Cut Lite, Razing Storm, and Nirin - are all available in the first quarter of 2009. Barber Cut Lite, the prize merchandiser unveiled at IAAPA, is available now and already slicing through the competition. Razing Storm - the deploy and destroy machine gun shooter from the creators of the Time Crisis series; and Nirin - a street motorcycle racer with a beefed up graphics engine and two or three adrenaline shots to the heart - are both scheduled to hit the streets in spring. It looks like Namco has big numbers on the horizon, and the expanding employee team to reach them.
Ray Tanzer joins Namco as Technical Director. A seasoned manufacturing vet, Ray will oversee the engineering and manufacturing of all products. With over 20 years of experience in the amusement industry, he is prepared to streamline Namco's manufacturing process. Ray most recently worked at Stern Pinball, and has also boosted production at D. Gottlieb & Co., Premier Technology, Grand Products, and Sega Pinball. Ray is very excited to be with Namco and looks forward to being a positive force in making Namco games the best games in our industry.
Also joining team Namco is Bonnie Buszkiewicz, senior accountant. Bonnie is launching her first year in the amusement industry. She comes to Namco after working for Pasquinelli Home Building. Bonnie is a graduate of DePaul University, where she earned her degree and moved into the banking and the public accounting sector.
Matt Young, joins Namco's Product Strategy department as its Product Coordinator. Matt recently graduated from Augustana College with a degree in speech and communications. He will be working on marketing, promotion and research for the new products team.
About Namco America Inc (NAI).
NAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holding Corp. NAI is committed to providing the ultimate interactive entertainment experience. NAI uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their coin-operated video games far beyond traditional entertainment. Namco Bandai Holding Corp., which also has business related interests in films, toys, health equipment, consumer video software, and restaurants, is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and owns a number of other subsidiary entertainment companies around the globe.