LONDON, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that Sylvia Dietz, IGT Vice President of Global Marketing, Gaming, has won Industry Achiever of the Year (Online or Land-Based) at the sixth annual Women in Gaming Awards. The title was awarded to Dietz during the awards gala at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on June 5, 2015.
The Industry Achiever of the Year category is awarded to the most influential woman in the industry who has made a significant contribution to the success of her organization, has shown dedication and commitment, and has influenced the development of the gaming industry. A panel of industry judges selected Dietz as the winner among seven finalists in this category.
"Sylvia's exceptional leadership and consistently successful execution of multi-channel marketing campaigns have ensured that our products and services are always top-of-mind with our audiences," said Victor Duarte, IGT Chief Global Product Officer, Gaming. "We're extremely proud of Sylvia's accomplishments, and especially of this well-deserved recognition from the industry."
Sylvia entered the industry with ATRONIC in 1998 as Management Trainee, and quickly moved to a marketing role, where she took on increasing responsibilities with a growing international scope. She became a Managing Director of ATRONIC International GmbH in December 2008, and was appointed Senior Director, Global Marketing for ATRONIC's subsequent entity, SPIELO International, in November 2010. In June 2013, her role grew to include responsibilities for the Company's Interactive business unit. Recently, she was promoted to Vice President of Global Marketing, Gaming.
Three IGT women were finalists in five categories at the 2015 event, garnering a total of six nominations, including two additional nominations for Dietz (Marketing Excellence Award and Inspiration of the Year). Cindy Hovey, Senior Director, Product Management VLT, was a finalist in two categories (Industry Achiever of the Year and Innovator of the Year), and Dubravka Burda, Vice President, Global Game Development, who was the winner of last year's Leader of the Year (Land-Based) award, was a finalist again this year in the same category.
In addition to recognizing outstanding women in the gaming industry, the Women in Gaming Awards also support Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a U.K. charity committed to breast cancer research, campaigning and education (www.breakthrough.org.uk).
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT generated approximately $6 billion in revenues in 2014 and has more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.merger.igt.com.
Rhonda Whittaker, IGT Corporate Communications, +1 (506) 878-6471
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