GTECH today announced that it has appointed Michael Chambrello as Chief Executive Officer of North America Lottery, effective March 23. Reporting to GTECH S.p.A. Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala, Chambrello will oversee the development and delivery of all lottery technology solutions globally for the Company as well as the strategic development and management of the lottery business in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to those responsibilities, he will also be responsible for the global instant ticket printing business.
“Mike is an accomplished gaming industry leader with a deep understanding of the lottery industry,” said Mr. Sala. “A true lottery pioneer, Mike joined GTECH at a time when the U.S. lottery industry was rapidly expanding and was a key contributor to our growth. Our relationship has grown over time as he had roles of being a partner, vendor and respected competitor. His unique experience and insight, as well as his understanding of our organization, will help us to seamlessly transition to new leadership and partner with our customers to navigate the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
A seasoned lottery industry expert, Chambrello most recently served as CEO of Scientific Games Corporation, where he had overall responsibility for managing Scientific Games’ day-to-day worldwide activities. Previous to that, he was Scientific Games’ President and Chief Operating Officer. He left Scientific Games in 2013.
For a 17-year span, he held various roles of increasing responsibility with GTECH until he left the Company in 1998. He was President of GTECH Corporation and Executive Vice President of GTECH Holdings Corporation. He has also served as President and CEO of Environmental Systems Products Holdings (ESP), and as CEO of Transmedia Asia Pacific, Inc. and Transmedia Europe Inc.
Chambrello has served on the board of directors of various public and private companies, most recently serving as chairman of the board of directors for Meridian Lightweight Technologies in Detroit which is the world’s leading provider of magnesium die casting components for the automobile industry. He has served on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations and currently sits on the Executive Committee’s of the Petit Family Foundation and the Southern Connecticut State University Foundation.
Chambrello earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University and attended graduate school at the American University Kogod College of Business in Washington, D.C.