Casino gaming hardware supplier Aruze Gaming America has appointed Josh Collins as its vice president of sales, overseeing all sales functions across the US and Canada and effective immediately.

“Josh is a true asset to Aruze and this promotion reflects his dedication and commitment to our continued sales growth and customer satisfaction,” said Rob Ziems, president of Aruze.

“He has shown commendable performance by consistently exceeding sales goals while developing and maintaining strong relationships with our business partners. Josh’s extensive experience in the gaming industry proves he’s a leader in developing strategic sales plans, consistently exceeding goals, and driving a culture of success that builds a great customer experience.

“His ability to motivate his team has led to his and Aruze’s continued success,” said Ziems.

Collins, pictured, began his career in the gaming industry in 2000 since when he has worked in both casino operations and the supplier side of the business. He joined Aruze in 2008 and has recently held positions as director of sales throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

“Ultimately, my goal is to provide quality products for our partners while making it a win-win for both sides,” said Collins.

“For a true partnership to work, both sides must feel good about what we are doing. I plan to work closely with Product Management in order to continue providing quality products for our partners.

“Aruze is a great company with some of the best people I’ve worked with and I have no doubt we will be able to expand on that,” he said.