ABOUT INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES
Incredible Technologies, Inc (IT) specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of entertainment products for the on-premise amusement and casino gaming industries. IT products are fueled by innovation and driven by the ROI of game operators worldwide. With its corporate headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills, Illinois the IT team is approximately 150 strong, containing the most skilled and talented game designers, programmers, artists, animators, sound engineers, service technicians, sales, service, marketing and production personnel in the Midwest.
Incredible Technologies is a privately held, certified Women's Business Enterprise with membership in the National Indian Gaming Association, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, Amusement Machine Operators Association and American Amusement Machine Association.
Incredible Technologies is the largest US designer and manufacturer of coin-operated video games, best known for Golden Tee® Golf, recognized as the most-successful pay-to-play video game in history.
Incredible Technologies is an emerging Class-III gaming manufacturer focused on delivering compelling video slot, poker and keno content to the modern day casino floor. IT is a licensed casino gaming manufacturer with machines placed throughout 17 US states, as well as Asia, the Philippines, Peru and an iGaming presence in the UK.
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Elaine A. Hodgson, President & CEO, is a founder of IT and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since the company's inception in 1985. A veteran of the entertainment and technical development world, Hodgson has led IT from a $150,000 basement start-up to the international enterprise it has become today. Hodgson's leadership and development of global brands such as Golden Tee Golf have earned her a variety of awards and honors including membership in the University of Illinois-Chicago's Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. As President, she oversees the strategic planning and marketing of the company's products and intellectual properties. A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in biochemistry, Hodgson began her career as an industrial chemist at the Kennedy Space Center.
Richard A. Ditton, Executive Vice President, is a founder of IT and has used his extensive technical development background to help grow the company to become the industry leader it is today. A key developer of hardware and software tools since IT's inception, Ditton is credited with developing the first commercially successful online tournament system, and he continues to take an active role in the technical development side of the company. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. Early in his career he worked for IBM as a designer of launch software for the Space Shuttle at NASA.
Scott Morrison, Vice President of Amusement Marketing, a 25-year veteran of the amusement industry, Morrison began his career as a video game artist and designer. Morrison joined the IT team in 1987 and now oversees all facets of the company's amusement marketing and remains an integral figure in the overall strategic development process as it relates to the company’s amusement products and services. His education includes a B.F.A. degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
Steven Jaskowiak, Vice President of Engineering, joined IT in 1987 as a hardware engineer. Prior to his current responsibilities of overseeing the engineering, prototyping and development of all new products at IT, Jaskowiak worked for various companies in the development of automotive test equipment and mobile cellular radios. Jaskowiak also serves as the director of IT's extensive technical support group. Jaskowiak earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
James M. Doré, COO, joined IT in 1999. Doré brings a strong administrative background to the IT management team including stints as a CFO for Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees, VP/CFO for Classics International Entertainment and VP/Administration for Trendler Components. Doré is responsible for all day-to-day operations at IT including licensing/regulatory compliance. A CPA, Doré has a B.S. in accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
Don Pesceone, Vice President of Amusement, joined the IT management team in 2001. With over 15 years’ experience as a successful leader of sales organizations in the direct marketing, business-to-business, and healthcare industries, Pesceone currently leads IT's thriving amusement sales force. With his efforts focused on relationship sales and bottom line profits for the company’s amusement products, Pesceone spearheaded the company's successful move to direct sales in 2004. Pesceone studied design and painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and business and marketing at the College of DuPage.
Dan Schrementi, Vice President of Gaming Sales & Marketing, joined IT in 2004 after working on the marketing team for the Chicago White Sox. After years of brand management experience for IT products such as Golden Tee® Golf, Schrementi was moved to direct the marketing strategy for the company's emerging casino gaming initiative and now plays an integral role in the strategic market planning of IT's slot game development. Schrementi is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Marketing and earned his M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.
Beena Blake, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, joined IT in 2011 as Western Regional Sales Manager for its casino gaming products. Blake brings over 25 years of casino gaming experience to the company in product sales, development and casino operations. Her experience also includes over 21 years of experience within various managerial roles at IGT. During Blake's time at IT as Regional Director for its casino gaming products, she oversaw the strategic rollout of the company's video slot games in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Blake utilizes her years of experience to continue IT’s growth in strategic markets and key accounts.
Lawrence J. Hodgson, Vice President of Engineering, joined IT in 1987 as a software engineer and game designer. Hodgson is credited with co-designing and leading the development of Golden Tee Golf, IT’s landmark coin-op product and served in various executive roles during his time at the company. After nearly 25 years, Hodgson left IT to pursue endeavors in the casino gaming industry, but returned to IT in 2014. As Vice President of Engineering, Hodgson is responsible for overseeing the engineering and quality assurance for all IT products while maintaining an active role in video slot game design.
Gene Cherner, Vice President of Finance, joined IT in 2015. Cherner is responsible for overseeing all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations as well as providing leadership for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives. He also coordinates the financial, administrative, accounting, and budgeting efforts of the company. Cherner has over 15 years of finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience in various verticals including manufacturing, financial services, and accounting. Cherner received his BS from DePaul University and an MBA from Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon University.