Doug Skor, the former Vice President of Chicago Gaming Company, has left to join Stern Pinball as their new Director of Export Sales.
Before becoming Vice President at Chicago Gaming Company (CGC), Doug was Vice President of Business Development, in which role he spearheaded the company’s drive into remaking classic Williams/Bally pinball machines starting with Medieval Madness and continuing with Attack from Mars. The third title – widely rumoured to be Monster Bash – appears to have run into difficulties and missed the scheduled unveiling at the Texas Pinball Festival in March 2018. At the time of Doug’s departure there had still been no official announcement.
Doug’s new role at Stern Pinball is to look after the day-to-day export business, taking over some of the duties previously handled by company CEO Gary Stern.
Gary is keen to point out that this doesn’t represent his standing down or retirement, merely that the export business has grown beyond his ability to manage it in addition to his CEO duties. “I will still be involved with the export markets and always available for our export customers, and for that matter all of our customers“, he said.
Here’s how Stern Pinball announced Doug’s appointment.
Stern Pinball Augments Sales Team
Appoints Doug Skor as Director of Export Sales
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – May 29, 2018 – Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, announced today the appointment of Doug Skor as Director of Export Sales. Doug will report to Chief Revenue Officer, John Buscaglia and work alongside Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Stern, to service and grow export markets.
Doug’s past positions include serving as Vice President of the Skor family owned commercial distribution company World Wide Distributing, President of Deutsche Wurlitzer USA, Vice President of EDC Gaming and Vice President of Chicago Gaming Company.
“I have known Doug for decades, both through our families’ friendship and his game business activities. He is well known and experienced in the amusement game industry, both domestically and abroad,” said Gary Stern, CEO of Stern Pinball.
Gary went on, “I am not retiring. With Stern’s growth, I can’t be day-to-day responsive as the export salesman and perform my CEO duties.”
With a successful 35-year history in commercial and consumer distribution, manufacturing, and operations, Doug brings a vast amount of experience to his new position. “I’m very excited to be joining Stern Pinball and using my skills and experience to help our distribution partners expand their markets,” Skor stated. “I have a long history of selling Stern Pinball products. I worked in the industry when Gary started the company.”
About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.
Recent Stern Pinball titles include Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who 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.