Here’s some pretty good news for one arcade company to talk about, Incredible Technologies (makers of Golden Tee and Silver Strike Bowling) has been named by the National Association for Business Resources one of Chicago’s “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For”. This is not an entity within the arcade industry so it’s a great recognition for IT that they are quite excited about. For the full rundown as well as a look at some of IT’s new employees, hit the post jump for the press release.
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Incredible Technologies Named One of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”
Industry Leader Announces Hiring of Four New Specialists
(July 24, 2008 – Arlington Heights, IL) If one were to rank companies within the amusement industry solely by sales, Incredible Technologies would earn the top spot as the largest manufacturer of coin-operated video games in the U.S. But in these ever-changing times size isn’t everything. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. And when it comes to attracting and retaining employees, IT has a proven formula of success.
“We give our employees the tools to succeed,” said Cory Christensen, IT’s director of human resources. “We also provide an environment that’s casual and non-threatening, but within a structure that encourages and rewards top effort.”
The 101 Best and Brightest Awards are hosted by the National Association for Business Resources. The NABR employs an independent research firm to evaluate each company’s entry in the following categories: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, recruitment and selection, work-life balance and small business.
“The companies on our list demonstrate a real commitment and dedication to their employees. The best practices and innovative human resource initiatives that were shown should inspire others to look for new ways that recognize employees as their greatest assets. The NABR is proud to serve as a catalyst for high standards in human resources and to recognize companies that achieve success,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.
“It’s gratifying to be recognized with this prestigious award,” Christensen said. “It means you’re on the right track, and our goal at IT is to always keep moving forward.”
The company will be feted at a luncheon on August 4th at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook.
Joining IT as its new Senior Systems and Network Administrator is D’Juan Carter. D’Juan will be responsible for the company’s network infrastructure and server hardware as well as the underlying operating systems.
Before coming to IT D’Juan was the network administrator at Komet of America, a leading metal cutting tool manufacturer. D’Juan earned his B.S. in Network Communications Management from DeVry University.
Joining the quality assurance team at IT is Jeff Hanson. Jeff is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona (Tuscon) where he earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies. He also has a B.S. in Mathematics as well as a B.A. in Asian Studies from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
The newest member of IT’s marketing team is Adam Kramer. Adam will be responsible for generating content for IT’s award-winning websites and assisting at various live video game tournaments and trade shows.
Adam joins IT after a stint as a personal trainer and conditioning coach. He earned a B.S. in Exercise Science from Illinois State University in 2007.
Responsible for the design and functionality of IT’s cabinets, including its new innovative pedestal cabinet, is Matt Randazzo, IT’s new Senior Mechanical Engineer. Matt joins IT after a career at the Chamberlain Group where he was responsible for the mechanical design of their line of top-selling garage door openers. Matt earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) from Northwestern University.
About Incredible Technologies
Arlington Heights, Illinois based Incredible Technologies is the largest manufacturer of coin-operated video games in the United States. Along with its flagship video golf series, Golden Tee Golf, IT’s stable of award-winning games includes Silver Strike Bowling and their newest sensation, Target Toss Pro: BAGS. For more information visit the Incredible Technologies websites at HYPERLINK “http://www.itsgames.com/” www.itsgames.com, HYPERLINK “http://www.goldentee.com” www.goldentee.com, HYPERLINK “http://www.silverstrikebowling.com” www.silverstrikebowling.com, and HYPERLINK “http://www.targettosspro.com” www.targettosspro.com.
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Contact: Gary Colabuono
Director of Marketing
847.870.7027 X 192
Incredible Technologies 3333 N. Kennicott Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (847) 870-7027 Fax (847) 870-0120