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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 10, October 2013, Posted On: 9/11/2013


Sacoa PlayCard Appoints Brian Duke Business, Marketing Consultant


Tim Sanford
Editor@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: Sacoa Playcard, Brian Duke, debit card payment systems for amusement operations, Sebastian Mochkovsky, FEC POS, cashless vending, amusement business, payment system

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Sacoa Playcard has added Brian Duke to its sales team as a new business and marketing consultant. The company, which is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a pioneer of and international leader in the development and marketing of debit card payment systems for amusement operations.

Duke brings more than 30 years' experience amusements and vending to his new post, having held executive management positions in both manufacturing and distribution enterprises. At Sacoa, he will work with company director Sebastian Mochkovsky to strengthen the company's presence primarily in the United States, but also globally.

"Brian's extensive knowledge of the amusement industry, operators and even competitors is a valuable asset to Sacoa," said Mochkovsky. "His familiarity with the business and our potential customers is something that takes a lot of time to develop, so we welcome Brian to the family."

"I've learned over the years that when marketing any product, you're really only as good as the people around you," Duke observed. "And the support from everyone at Sacoa in every area of development, manufacturing or tech support is second to none. This is a product that I can represent with confidence."

Duke most recently served as president and chief executive of VendEver LLC, responsible for bringing the Cotton Candy Factory vending machine to the U.S. Prior to that, he had been executive vice-president of Taiwanese motion simulator game developer IMOtion!

Sacoa was founded in 1957 by Mauricio Mochkovsky and his son Jorge, operating jukeboxes and games in Argentine bars and sports clubs. Recognizing the need for enhanced management control, revenue tracking, game rotation, pricing flexibility and security, Jorge set to work to develop one in the late 1980s. The Sacoa Playcard, designed and engineered in-house, rolled out in the early 1990s in Sacoa's arcades, family entertainment centers and amusement parks.

Sacoa Entertainment is the leading amusements operator in Argentina, running more than 30 FECs, and the Playcard unit has installed more than 800 systems in over 50 countries around the world. Duke can be reached at (214) 256-3965 or (510) 376-9607 (mobile), or by emailing bduke@sacoa.com.

Sacoa, Brian Duke

JOINING THE TEAM: Sacoa Playcard director Sebastian Mochkovsky (left) welcomes Brian Duke, a veteran of the international coin-operated equipment industry, to the Playcard sales organization.


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