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 Abdallah

Abdallah

 Abdallah

Abdallah

Midwestern Local, Abdallah, runs the successful YouTube Channel:
AbdallahSmash026, that has 2 million unique monthly viewers. His YouTube Channel focuses on Family-Friendly Nintendo Gameplay Content such as 100% Walkthroughs, Let’s Plays, as well as Tips & Tricks videos to help gamers of all ages.

Roxanne Adams

Roxanne Adams

Roxanne Adams

Roxanne Adams

Clopas*

Co-Owner, Operations Manager

Roxanne’s husband Scott Adams is known as the father of adventure games, and when he returned to creating games Roxanne became co-owner and operations manager of their new company, Clopas, helping to ensure new adventure games for everyone to enjoy today!

Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Adventure International, Clopas*

Designer, Programmer

Adams is known as the “father of adventure games” for being the first person known to create an adventure-style game for personal computers with his first game, Adventureland. His company, Adventure International, released games for many major computer platforms throughout the 80s. Recently, Scott founded Clopas, the “Puzzle Us Adventure!” company in 2017.

Philip Ahn

Philip Ahn

Philip Ahn

Philip Ahn

Dr. Phillip Ahn, MD. holds a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Phillip is not an actor by profession, but by starring as Shang Tsung in the Mortal kombat 2 video game, he gained fame with younger people.

Rich Ambler

Rich Ambler

Rich Ambler

Rich Ambler

Rich Ambler is an American Professional Gamer, The 1990 Nintendo World Championships Tampa Bay Champion, NES Tetris Master and The 1990 Nintendo World Champion 1st Runner-Up. Rich who is a native of Wisconsin, represented Tampa Bay at the Hollywood Finals where he walked away with the Nintendo World Championships 1990 1st Runner-Up Silver
Mario Trophy.

 Arlo

Arlo

 Arlo

Arlo

Independent

Content Creator

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 4:00pm until 5:00pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 3:00pm until 4:00pm

Arlo is a Youtuber who strives to create a friendly, upbeat environment where discussion is greatly encouraged and bad puns run rampant. This includes reviews, opinion pieces, let’s plays, analyses, nostalgia talk, comedy bits, and anything else he feels like cooking up. Whether he’s offering a positive reaction or an honest criticism or a pained lament, lighthearted comedy is at the heart of everything Arlo does. His main focus is Nintendo, but he dabbles in PC gaming and other consoles as well.

Joe Balcer

Joe Balcer

Joe Balcer

Joe Balcer

Sega Pinball, Stern Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball, American Pinball*

Director of Operations / Game Design

Joe is a pinball designer with a ton of unique titles under his belt dating back more than 20 years! Today, he is working with American Pinball as their director of operations, helping to bring games like Houdini: Master of Mystery to life!

Greg Bargas

Greg Bargas

Greg Bargas

Greg Bargas

Nintendo Enthusiast, Enthusiast Gaming

Writer

Greg Bargas stumbled his way into journalism with GAMINGtruth under the wing of DeejayKnight. Since then, he has gone on to cover shows like IndieCade, the Game Developers Conference (GDC), and E3. Fun fact: His review for Super Meat Boy was mentioned in Indie Game: The Movie, which sadly, is the only thing that inspires him to get up in the morning.

Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Don Bluth Studios, Disney, Silver Phoenix Entertainment*

Animator, Artist*

Philo was an animator for games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace, but is perhaps best known for other projects he helped animate – The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture!

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff

Eric Bischoff

AWA, WCW, WWE, TNA, Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, MX Digital

On Air Interviewer, Executive Vice President, WWE General Manager, Podcaster, Producer

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm

As Executive Vice President of WCW, Eric Bischoff took WCW from a distant second to the leading wrestling company in the world for a time, while also serving as a major on screen character. After WCW folded, Eric shocked the world by agreeing to serve as the WWE RAW General Manager. Today, he records the popular 83weeks Podcast with Conrad Thompson about his time in the industry.

Chuck Bleich

Chuck Bleich

Chuck Bleich

Chuck Bleich

Williams Pinball, Midway Games, Stern Pinball*

Electrical Engineer

Chuck presently oversees all electronic development at Stern Pinball. This encompasses system design, vendor interface, proto-type coordination and regulatory compliance. In short, all aspects related to electronics from concept, into production are within Chuck’s domain!

John Borg

John Borg

John Borg

John Borg

Data East Pinball, Sega Pinball, Stern Pinball*

Pinball Game Designer

Pinball designer John Borg has created more than 25 iconic titles including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Tales From the Crypt, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Man, Metallica, Tron, Aerosmith and the latest Stern Pinball machine Guardians of the Galaxy!

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Williams Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball

Software engineer

Duncan started working at Williams/Bally Pinball and a couple of years later they shut down for good. Coincidence? After a couple of decades in the slot machine industry, he’s back in pinball, as a software engineer for Jersey Jack Pinball. In his spare time Duncan curates the Steve Kordek Archives of pinball history, and builds the occasional lost Harry Williams game.

John Buscaglia

John Buscaglia

John Buscaglia

John Buscaglia

Stern Pinball*

Chief Revenue Officer, VP of Sales and Marketing at Stern Pinball, Inc.

John is the Chief Revenue Officer and VP of Sales and Marketing at Stern Pinball, Inc. Before pinball, he had experience in leadership with many other Fortune 500 companies. Picture courtesy of the PinGame Journal.

Gary Butterfield

Gary Butterfield

Gary Butterfield

Gary Butterfield

Independent

Content Creator

Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast hosted by Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross. Gary is a podcaster, author, and musician based out of Portland, Oregon. Kole is a podcaster, writer, and video producer based out of north-central Ohio. Together they also produce many other podcasts on the listener-supported Duckfeed.tv network.

Don Caldwell

Don Caldwell

Don Caldwell

Don Caldwell

Independent

Historian

Don is a pinball historian that has been studying, writing about and hosting seminars on the industry for more than 15 years. Picture courtesy of the PinGame Journal.

 Captain Algebra

Captain Algebra

 Captain Algebra

Captain Algebra

Captain Algebra is a Wisconsin based channel that focuses on game pickups, Video Games Monthly unboxings and retro and modern streams every Tuesday and Friday night. He is also one half of the Mega Powers with MEGADAN29.

David Carver

David Carver

David Carver

David Carver

Stern Pinball

Technical Support Engineer

David diagnoses and troubleshoots software and hardware problems and helps our customers install updates, etc.

Waison Cheng

Waison Cheng

Waison Cheng

Waison Cheng

Neopong Software, inXile Entertainment, Incredible Technologies, Stern Pinball*

Software Engineer

Waison is a game designer for Stern Pinball, having worked on games like Aerosmith, Star Trek, KISS, Game of Thrones and Avengers to name a few. Before that, he worked on the Golden Tee series for Incredible Technologies, and before that on programming games for the Nintendo DS!

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Digital Eclipse, Video Game History Museum

Producer, Historian, Preservationist

Frank Cifaldi is the founder of The Video Game History Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to making sure that the roots of our favorite hobby are never lost. He is also a producer at Digital Eclipse, and has worked on classic game compilations including Mega Man Legacy Collection, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, and SNK 40th Anniversary Collection.

Joshua Clay

Joshua Clay

Joshua Clay

Joshua Clay

Stern Pinball

Artist/Illustrator

Josh works at an Illustrator at Stern which includes creating art for various projects.

Brian Colin

Brian Colin

Brian Colin

Brian Colin

Game Designer

Brian Colin, the creator of the arcade game Rampage, will be at the Midwest Gaming Classic less than one week before the movie version of Rampage comes out! Brian is also the man behind arcade games Xenophobe, Arch Rivals and Pigskin 621, and the Sega Genesis game General Chaos!

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook

Raw Thrills

Sales and Marketing Director

Brandon has been passionate about this industry his entire life and has now found himself living his dream working for Raw Thrills as the Sales and Marketing Director and is excited to be involved with the Midwest Gaming Classic.

 Corpse_flood Gaming

Corpse_flood Gaming

 Corpse_flood Gaming

Corpse_flood Gaming

Corpse Flood Gaming is a Canada based channel dedicated to all things
gaming related: Discussion topics, pickups, unboxings, collaborations and
so on. Often including family and friends as part of the mix to add a fun
spin on things. Jason is also the co host of the Game Tenants Podcast.

Archie Cunningham

Archie Cunningham

Archie Cunningham

Archie Cunningham

Indepedent

Comic book artist and creator, painter, art teacher

Archie Cunningham is a comic book artist and creator, painter, and art teacher who brings dynamic story telling to the page or canvas. Archie will be creating a number of original pieces for the show!

Scott Danesi

Scott Danesi

Scott Danesi

Scott Danesi

Spooky Pinball*

Pinball Designer, Pinball Software

Pinball designer, mechanical engineer, sound and music programmer and software engineer… Scott did it all on Total Nuclear Annihilation pinball! Scott built Total Nuclear Annihilation just to create a semi-simple custom machine. The result was so good, Spooky Pinball worked with Scott to start production of the machine in 2017!

Christian A. Deitering

Christian A. Deitering

Christian A. Deitering

Christian A. Deitering

You may know Christian as the “Ferris Bueller” of the Internets, owner of the unorthodox Dragon Warrior collection, producer of the Earthbound documentary Mother to Earth, and/or the cofounder of the Let’s Play Gaming Expo. A lifetime collector of Nintendo, his most recent achievement was acquiring the NES SimCity prototype and creating it’s first GameFAQ.

Vikas Deo

Vikas Deo

Vikas Deo

Vikas Deo

Zynga, Enup Games, Raw Thrills, Jersey Jack Pinball

Composer, sound designer

Vikas Deo is a composer/sound designer, having worked mostly in slots for WMS Gaming and Zynga, casual apps for Enup Games, a few coin-op arcade games for Raw Thrills, and most recently pinball for Jersey Jack.

Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase

Mid-South Wrestling, NWA, All Japan Pro Wrestling, WCW, WWF/E

Wrestler, manager, color commenator

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 12:00pm

Often regarded as the greatest villain in pro wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase played the Million Dollar Man to great affect, headling Wrestlemania IV and the first SummerSlam! His character was also featured in numerous wrestling video games, and is fondly remembered to this day.

Terry Diebold

Terry Diebold

Terry Diebold

Terry Diebold

Independent

Preservationist

After discovering that he had unknowingly purchased the only known Nintendo Playstation prototype in a lot from a company that had closed, Terry has made the choice to share it with the world! Come meet Terry and hear about his travels since finding the console, and get a chance to check out and maybe even try the console too!

Allison DiMichele

Allison DiMichele

Allison DiMichele

Allison DiMichele

After getting started in air hockey in 2017, Allison “Scorpion” DiMichele has quickly risen through the ranks of the sport to become the #39 player in the world and the second-highest rated woman on the planet.
 When she’s not dominating the table in Chicago-based weekly tournaments, she’s hard at work making deals, closing sales, and trying to get her french bulldog Pudge to eat his green beans.

Peter Dorn

Peter Dorn

Peter Dorn

Peter Dorn

Midway Games, Jersey Jack Pinball

Cabinet Designer, Mechanical Engineer

After serving in the USMC in 1980 Peter Dorn held several positions designing many different products from printing presses to some of Bally Life Fitness’s firs weight lifting machines. Peter found his way to Midway Games as a Mechanical designer / project engineer in the mid 90’s. He did game cabinet design and human interface design for the games Hyperdrive, Hydro Thunder, Off Road Thunder and The Grid. For the past 16 years, after Midway closed, he transitioned into Slot machine design for WMS and. Peter has returned to Coin op, and has been with Jersey Jack Pinball as a Mechanical Designer for the last year and a half.

Harrison Drake

Harrison Drake

Harrison Drake

Harrison Drake

Stern Pinball*

Mechanical Engineer

Harrison is an experienced mechanical engineer who works with Stern Pinball to develop their titles. Before Stern pinball, he worked in other industrial jobs and on the popular HEXBUG toys!

Brian Eddy

Brian Eddy

Brian Eddy

Brian Eddy

Williams, Stern Pinball*

Senior Game Designer

Brian Eddy started in pinball doing effects, moved on to software and then got the chance to design games, and… wow! Brian designed both Attack from Mars and Medieval Madness, two of the best rated pinball machines ever! Recently, it was announced that Brian has returned to pinball with Stern pinball as Senior Game Designer!

Elliot Eismin

Elliot Eismin

Elliot Eismin

Elliot Eismin

Stern Pinball

Mechanical Engineer

A mechanical engineer with Stern Pinball who has worked on Ghostbusters, Legends of Wrestlemania and Wrestlemania.

Keith Elwin

Keith Elwin

Keith Elwin

Keith Elwin

Stern Pinball*

Game designer

Keith is Stern Pinball’s latest new designer who is debuted his first design, Iron Maiden, at the Midwest Gaming Classic in 2018!

Chuck Ernst

Chuck Ernst

Chuck Ernst

Chuck Ernst

Atari Video Games, Midway Games, Warner Brother's Interactive NetherRealm Studios, Stern Pinball*

CG art director

Chuck has had more than 28 years programming and has more than 40 titles that he did! He is currently the CG art director at Stern Pinball, but his lengthy resume includes stints with Warner Brothers Interactive, Midway Games and Atari Video Games!

Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

I Play Games*

Founder, Video Game Promoter, Tournament Organizer

Kevin was an experienced video game promoter and tournament organizer when he founded I Play Games in 2009. Today, I Play Games hosts charitable events, coordinates cross country trips, supports gaming media, and hosts awesome gaming tournaments for companies and groups!

Gary Flower

Gary Flower

Gary Flower

Gary Flower

Independent*

Writer, Historian

Gary is an author and historian for the hobby of pinball, perhaps most well known for his outstanding book “The Lure of the Silver Ball.” Gary has also done countless presentations and seminars to help share his knowledge and keep the history of pinball alive, including helping to invite many of our pinball VIPs to the show this year!

Justin Frait

Justin Frait

Justin Frait

Justin Frait

Stern Pinball

Graphic Designer/Production Artist

Justin does art and art-related duties at Stern as a graphic designer.

Greg Freres

Greg Freres

Greg Freres

Greg Freres

Bally Pinball, Williams Pinball, Whizbang Pinball*, Jersey Jack Pinball, Stern Pinball*

Artist and Art Director

Greg has created iconic work for games like Fathom, Strange Science, Elvira and the Party Monsters, Scared Stiff, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Smash TV, Cruis’n USA, Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons and many more! Today, he serves as Stern Pinball’s art director.

Mark Galvez

Mark Galvez

Mark Galvez

Mark Galvez

Stern Pinball

Lead Animator

Mark Galvez was a member of the design team for titles like KISS, The Walking Dead, Iron Man, Metallica, and more!

Kyle Gilbert

Kyle Gilbert

Kyle Gilbert

Kyle Gilbert

Independent

Podcaster

Kyle Gilbert is part of the popular VGBS podcast with friend and author Jeffrey Wittenhagen. The pair discuss lots of great topics on their show from historical data, collector info, and much more!

Johnny Gioeli

Johnny Gioeli

Johnny Gioeli

Johnny Gioeli

Sega*, Crush 40*

Video Game Music and Singer

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 3:00pm until 4:00pm

Johnny sings on nine Sonic the Hedgehog games as part of the band Crush 40 starting with Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast.

Martin Goldberg

Martin Goldberg

Martin Goldberg

Martin Goldberg

A former writer and programmer in the video game industry, Goldberg has had a lifelong fascination with all things electronic entertainment since first playing PONG and Tank as a child at his local arcades in the 70’s. As the former site director of IGN/GameSpy’s ‘ClassicGaming.Com’ and a current freelancer for Retro Gamer magazine, Goldberg has been writing about video games for 20 years. Along with Dan Loosen and Gary Heil, Goldberg is also a co-founder of the Midwest Gaming Classic, one of the largest electronic entertainment expos in the United States open to the general public. In 2004, Goldberg also founded the Electronic Entertainment Museum (E2M), a non-profit archive whose mission is to help preserve the history and artifacts of the video game and home computer industries. In line with this goal, he’s also a member of the International Game Development Association’s (IGDA) Game Preservation SIG, a hub and community for those interested in digital game preservation and history.  Whew!

George Gomez

George Gomez

George Gomez

George Gomez

Bally, Williams, Stern Pinball*

Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer

George got his start in video games helping to design both Tron and Spy Hunter. During the video game crash, he left arcade video to design toys, but returned in 1993 to Williams Electronics, designing games like Monster Bash was a critical part of the Pinball 2000 design team. When Williams closed, George went to Stern, first as a designer who designed games including the landmark Lord of the Rings, and has now become the Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer at Stern Pinball! Picture courtesy of the PinGame Journal.

Bill Grupp

Bill Grupp

Bill Grupp

Bill Grupp

Williams Electronics Games, WMS Gaming, Leading Edge Design, Jersey Jack Pinball *

Software Engineer

Bill Grupp is a Williams pinball alumnus having worked on many of their games from 1992 to 2000. He has recently returned to pinball with Jersey Jack in their software department.

Carson Gunby

Carson Gunby

Carson Gunby

Carson Gunby

Stern Pinball

IT Specialist

Carson is usually busy making sure all the computer systems and network infrastructure are all up to the task of allowing our talented team to create all the great pinball games that Stern produces. Much like pinball, it’s a constantly advancing field that gives him plenty of new things to work on. He also assists with much of the physical and electronic documentation that goes into the release of each title.

Jared Guynes

Jared Guynes

Jared Guynes

Jared Guynes

Stern Pinball*

Social Media Manager

Jared is known for running awesome events and doing awesome things, and that’s why he is the person who spreads the word about the awesome things that Stern Pinball does on social media!

Matt Hissem

Matt Hissem

Matt Hissem

Matt Hissem

Independent

Replica Creator

Matt has created an incredible replica of the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future and is bringing it to the show to share with everyone! Ask Matt about how he created this iconic car, and of course, check out the car for yourself too!

Dan Houser

Dan Houser

Dan Houser

Dan Houser

Green Ronin, Gaming Paper, and Vigilance Press

Line artist, module creator, game creator

Dan is currently the line artist for the ENnie Nominated Superhero RPG ICONS and has worked for several companies in the RPG industry, such as Green Ronin, Gaming Paper, and Vigilance Press. Dan also has written a number of ICONS modules and also co-created the Stark City line of superhero products.

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm

Perhaps best known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters series (including voice work for the video game and pinball machine!), Hudson has appeared in countless movies and shows, and is currently producing and starring in The Family Business on BET. Mr. Hudson is expected to join us on Saturday, April 13.

Fernando Hurtado

Fernando Hurtado

Fernando Hurtado

Fernando Hurtado

Williams Pinball, Stern Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball

Assistant Manufacturing Manager

Fernando creates Bills of Materials, help produce prototype games, interface new games between engineering and manufacturing.

Matteau Isbill

Matteau Isbill

Matteau Isbill

Matteau Isbill

One of the lead announcers of the Monster Jam Triple Threat series Matteau Isbill has been hosting for 7 years.  He is also the owner of Overdrive Reality Productions producing the Midwest Gaming Classic After Party, videos, voice overs, and so much more!

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

Jackbox Games

Principal Software Engineer

The Principal Software Engineer at Jackbox Games. Ben has worked on Drawful, Fibbage, Quiplash, Trivia Murder Party, You Don’t Know Jack, and others. Recently, he both directed and engineered Mad Verse City in the Jackbox Party Pack 5, and is the engineer in the upcoming Jackbox Party Pack 6’s Trivia Murder Party 2. Ben has been at Jackbox for 7 years, and previously he worked at EA on Madden, NASCAR and Monopoly.

Eugene Jarvis

Eugene Jarvis

Eugene Jarvis

Eugene Jarvis

Atari Pinball, Williams Electronics, Vid Kidz, Midway, Raw Thrills*, Play Mechanix*

Video Game Programmer, Pinball Programmer, Co-Founder of Vid-Kidz, Owner of Raw Thrillz

Eugene designed many landmark arcade video games including Defender, Robotron 2084, Narc, Smash TV, and the Cruis’n series. He also worked in pinball, helping to bring designs like Firepower, Pinbot, Space Shuttle, High Speed and F-14 Tomcat to life. If that isn’t enough, he owns Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix, the premier modern arcade developer with hits such as the Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, Injustice Arcade, the Big Buck Hunter series, and more!

Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson

Epic Quest Productions, TSR

editor, game designer, author

Legendary game designer Harold Johnson will be at MGC with his company, Epic Quest Productions! Harold started with TSR in 1978 as a copy editor on the original Dungeon Masters Guide! Since then, he has designed modules for popular role-playing games like Dragonlance and Indiana Jones, as well as working on countless D&D projects!

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson

Williams, Stern Pinball, Play Mechanix, Jersey Jack Pinball

Director of Software, Software Engineer, Game Rule Designer

Keith has been in coin-op for 20 years, starting with Revenge From Mars. He’s led software on 8 games including Simpsons Pinball Party, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz, and JJP Pirates of the Caribbean and helped out on at least 11 others. After a detour to Play Mechanix to help out on online abilities, Keith designed the JJP game platform and leads the software department in creating the most innovative and immersive games in the industry today.

Joe Katz

Joe Katz

Joe Katz

Joe Katz

Jersey Jack Pinball

Software Engineer

Joe Katz is a competitive pinball player and game programmer at Jersey Jack Pinball. He has worked on every Jersey Jack Pinball game thus far. He is also the voice of Crazy Bob from Dialed In. Crazy!

Danai Kittivantha

Danai Kittivantha

Danai Kittivantha

Danai Kittivantha

Stern Pinball

Artist

Danai is an artist on the Stern Pinball design team.

Tim Kitzrow

Tim Kitzrow

Tim Kitzrow

Tim Kitzrow

EA Sports, Acclaim, Bally, Midway, Digital Dreams Entertainment

Voice Actor

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am

With NBA Jam, which grossed over $2 BILLION to date, Kitzrow introduced the iconic phrase BOOMSHAKALAKA into the basketball lexicon and with it secured pop culture immortality. A Chicago based Voice Artist and NBA pop culture personality, Kitzrow is known to fans for his sensational sports commentary, earning industry awards for all four major sports leagues. Kitzrow has enjoyed a run as the signature voice of classic games like NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz, Wayne Gretzky Hockey, MLB Slugfest, Big Hurt Baseball, and NCAA College Slam. He is the only talent in gaming to voice all four major sports leagues, the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL, as well as the NCAA. He is currently working on a re-launch of the beloved Mutant Football League series, as well as a number of book and creative projects.

Tanio Klyce

Tanio Klyce

Tanio Klyce

Tanio Klyce

Backbone Entertainment, Valve Corporation, Stern Pinball*

Senior Software Engineer

Tanio is the Senior Software Engineer at Stern Pinball, which means that he writes the code for some of your favorite Stern games like The Walking Dead and Star Trek! Before working at Stern, he was a Developer at both Valve and Backbone Entertainment working in the video game field.

Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Animerica Magazine, WIRED magazine, Kotaku

Writer

Chris Kohler’s video game writing has been featured for over 20 years in places like Animerica magazine, WIRED magazine and Kotaku! His books about video games include “Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave The World An Extra Life” (2004) and Boss Fight Books’ “Final Fantasy V” (2017).

Josh Kugler

Josh Kugler

Josh Kugler

Josh Kugler

American Pinball*

Director of Software Engineering

Josh has been a pinball enthusiast since he was 9 years old when he built his first pinball machine out of nails and rubber bands. He is known to many in the pinball community as a leader in the custom pinball machine arena and as had multiple machines exhibited at Expo the last few years. Before deciding to jump into pinball full time, Josh spent the last 15 years with highly successful start-up companies and brings that expertise to American Pinball as well as his love of pinball.

Mike Kyzivat

Mike Kyzivat

Mike Kyzivat

Mike Kyzivat

Stern Pinball*

Software Designer

Mike is a programmer for Stern Pinball having worked on titles like KISS, WWE and Game of Thrones!

Tom Kyzivat

Tom Kyzivat

Tom Kyzivat

Tom Kyzivat

Stern Pinball*

Animator

Tom is one of the dots animators for Stern Pinball, having worked on tons of games for the company like Ghostbusters, ACDC, Metallica, Avengers, X-Men, Star Trek and many more!

Tim Lapetino

Tim Lapetino

Tim Lapetino

Tim Lapetino

Independent

Video Game Historian, Writer

Tim Lapetino created the beautiful book Art of Atari to celebrate the amazing pictures that were created to bridge the gap between the imagination and reality of early Atari games. Tim has also written for Geek Monthly, RETRO Magazine, and other great publications, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Museum of Video Game Art.

Pat Lawlor

Pat Lawlor

Pat Lawlor

Pat Lawlor

Game Designer

Jersey Jack Pinball, Bally/Williams

Pat Lawlor is an industry veteran.  Best known for his smash titles from Bally/Williams such as Twilight Zone, Addams Family, Whirlwind, Funhouse, and many more.  Recently, he has taken back to game design with Jersey Jack Pinball, having released Dialed In! in 2017.

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Gottlieb

Arcade Video Concept and Design

@!#?@! Perhaps best known as the creator of Q*Bert, Jeff Lee is an artist who created great work for many of Gottlieb’s video arcade games, as well as games on the Macintosh and Genesis. Jeff will be hanging out in the Galloping Ghost Arcade room (3 on the map) throughout the weekend!

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

Bob Mackey

IGN, USGamer, Retronauts*

Writer, Podcaster

Retronauts is perhaps the most well known retro gaming podcast, and Bob Mackey is one of the people behind it! Having worked in gaming journalism for sites like IGN and USGamer, Mackey brings his vast knowledge of gaming history to every project he participates in.

Tom Malinowski

Tom Malinowski

Tom Malinowski

Tom Malinowski

Tom has been in the software industry for several decades. He did an artificial intelligence standalone game called ‘Bridge Challenger’ in 1979. And in 1982’ he did a Gottleib video game called ‘Argus’. After Gottlieb, Tom worked on point of sale register for the petroleum industry. And now he has returned and teamed up with his old Gottlieb colleague, the one and only Jeff Lee creator of Q*Bert and together they have created a character-based video game that they will show at MSG called ‘Trashbots’.

Anthony Marquez

Anthony Marquez

Anthony Marquez

Anthony Marquez

Anthony Marquez is an American actor and martial artist. He is best known as Kung Lao in the Mortal Kombat video game series

Steven Martin

Steven Martin

Steven Martin

Steven Martin

Stern Pinball*

Production Art Manager

Steven is responsible for preparing, troubleshooting, and correcting files for output from a staff of designers and illustrators for production on Stern Pinball machines! Photo courtesy of the PinGame Journal.

Brett Medlock

Brett Medlock

Brett Medlock

Brett Medlock

Nintendo Enthusiast, Enthusiast Gaming

Editor, writer, content creator

Brett Medlock runs one of the top Nintendo-dedicated sites in the world, Nintendo Enthusiast. He is also a full-time writer and content creator on YouTube. Nintendo Enthusiast’s YouTube channel was ranked #28 in Feedspot’s “Top 40 Nintendo Youtube Channels For Nintendo Fanatics”. Brett also travels the world hosting gaming events and preaching the word of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Eric Meunier

Eric Meunier

Eric Meunier

Eric Meunier

Jersey Jack Pinball*

Pinball Game Designer

The new Jersey Jack Pinball machine, the Pirates of the Caribbean, was the first design of Eric Meunier! Featuring lots of innovative new ideas, it looks like Jersey Jack has found a winner.

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

Gold Standard Air Hockey*

Ambassador, Top Ranked Player

One of the top air hockey players in the world, Dan Meyer, is happy to teach players skills, run some fun tournaments, and share his love of the air hockey! Dan recently finished 5th in the World Championships, and is the two time Doubles World Champion.

Terry Minnich

Terry Minnich

Terry Minnich

Terry Minnich

EGM, Pixel Blast Arcade*

Writer, Arcade Operator

As former Tricks of the Trade editor for Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine, the name “Trickman” was well known for video game obsessed kids of the 1990s. Today, he is still a force in the industry as one of the co-owners of the Pixel Blast Arcade in Lisle, Illinois!

Charles D Moisant

Charles D Moisant

Charles D Moisant

Charles D Moisant

Silver Phoenix Entertainment*

Creative Director*, Artist*

Charles is a comic book artist, writer, and the creative director of Silver Phoenix Entertainment. Publishing comic books since 1991, Charles’ current work includes Zombie Annihilation, Danni and Dayna in Dino World and Thunder World. He also works with many artists, printing their comic titles through Silver Phoenix Entertainment!

Mark Molitor

Mark Molitor

Mark Molitor

Mark Molitor

Jersey Jack Pinball

Art

Mark is a new hire to join Jersey Jack Pinball, he started only a few month ago! Mark is new to the Pinball scene, but he comes from Larry Demar’s Slot and Poker company, LED Gaming. Mark has been making art and design for exciting slots and poker games for the last 13 years, and he is looking forward to making some great pinball games with Jersey Jack Pinball!

 Mortal Kombat Meet and Greet

Mortal Kombat Meet and Greet

 Mortal Kombat Meet and Greet

Mortal Kombat Meet and Greet

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 10:00am until 11:00am

Meet stars of the Mortal Kombat video game series Philip Ahn, Anthony Marquez, and Daniel Pesina. You might know them better as Shang Tsung (Ahn), Kung Lao (Marquez), and Sub Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Noob Saibot, Smoke, and Johnny Cage (Pesina).

 Musty Hobbit

Musty Hobbit

 Musty Hobbit

Musty Hobbit

Based out of Iowa, the YouTube channel Second Breakfast focuses primarily on video games, both modern and retro, and video game collecting. Its host, “Musty Hobbit” is also a featured content contributor for the online community “The Cartridge Club”, co-host of the Cartridge Club Prime podcast, and has recently added Twitch streaming to his repertoire. For the second year in a row at MGC, “Musty” will be joining fellow Midwest YouTubers to give some insight into establishing and maintaining a gaming-centric YouTube channel, with suggestions for growth, networking, and community building.

Rick Naegele

Rick Naegele

Rick Naegele

Rick Naegele

Rick is a software engineer who is now a programmer for Stern Pinball, and his first title is the new Iron Maiden machine! Before Stern, Rick worked for WMS Gaming on slot machines, Jardvark Studios for iOS, Chewy Software on Direct 3D games and as a software engineer for EA working on the Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2 and PS3!

Dennis Nordman

Dennis Nordman

Dennis Nordman

Dennis Nordman

Bally, Williams, Stern Pinball, Whizbang Pinball, Spooky Pinball, Jersey Jack Pinball, Heighway Pinball, Gizmo Games*, deeproot pinball*

Game designer

Dennis has designed machines for nearly every pinball company ever. His work includes credited machines by Bally, Williams, Stern, Whizbang Pinball, Spooky Pinball, and Gizmo Games. He has also worked with Jersey Jack Pinball, Heighway Pinball and is now working with deeproot pinball! Picture courtesy of the PinGame Journal.

Arda Ocal

Arda Ocal

Arda Ocal

Arda Ocal

MSG Networks, ESPN

Announcer, Television Personality

Meet Arda Ocal at the Midwest Gaming Classic April 14 and 15 at the Wisconsin Center! Arda is a television personality and announcer who has worked for the WWE (under the stage name Kyle Edwards) and currently works for MSG Networks and ESPN! Arda is a lead voice for ESPN on their eSports coverage, as well as covering many other sports!

Caitlin Oliver

Caitlin Oliver

Caitlin Oliver

Caitlin Oliver

Caitlin is a gaming history enthusiast who specializes in the late ’80s to mid ’90s era and has previously contributed to Retronauts and Hardcore Gaming 101 and was featured in Edge Magazine. She is also known for her Splatterhouse high scores and adoration of cats.

Tammy Parham

Tammy Parham

Tammy Parham

Tammy Parham

Tammy works in getting the parts and accessories to people who need them when they find they have something that needs new parts, and/or accessories…

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish

Jeremy Parish

IGN, 1UP, USGamer, Retronauts*

Writer, Podcaster

Bob Mackey and Jeremy Parish of Retronauts will be at the Midwest Gaming Classic April 14 and 15 in Milwaukee, WI! Retronauts was started over ten years ago as a podcast featuring games of the past, and continues today weekly covering a diverse range of retro gaming topics!

Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm

Butch Patrick is synonymous with pop culture and the lovable character of Eddie Munster from the iconic television show, The Munsters, a character role that he embraces! Butch, in his own individual capacity, is a great and amazing person. He has been through many personal adversities; has fought and conquered the negative issues around his life. Butch Patrick….the man today reflects the sustainability of simpler times and fans’ memories of their childhood connection with a TV show – The Munsters. Whether you have seen Butch on TV or have had the opportunity to meet him in person, you got a glimpse of who he is….genuine. Additional chances to meet Butch can be found at https://www.munsters.com

Ernesto Perez

Ernesto Perez

Ernesto Perez

Ernesto Perez

Stern Pinball

Creative Lead

Ernie has extensive experience in graphic design, game development and UI/UX. He is currently the Creative Lead… that means he knows art.

Daniel Pesina

Daniel Pesina

Daniel Pesina

Daniel Pesina

Midway

Actor

Daniel played Sub Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Noob Saibot, Smoke and Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat I and II. He also was one of the Foot Soldiers in Teenage Mutant Ninjas II!

Erika Phillips

Erika Phillips

Erika Phillips

Erika Phillips

Milwaukee Company of Gamers*, Verika Model & Gamer Gal*

Model

A nerd-girl with a fashion modeling background, Erika “Verika” Phillips found a way to combine two of the things she loves by becoming a published model in the board gaming industry. She enjoys promoting the value of gaming through the products she has appeared in. In a predominantly male hobby, she aims to break down the perceptions of typical female gaming stereotypes by showing females can be smart, strong, funny, and anything else they want to be for themselves. She hopes her example leads to females becoming increasingly interested in gaming!

Howard Phillips

Howard Phillips

Howard Phillips

Howard Phillips

Video Game History Foundation, Nintendo of America, Chair Entertainment, Gameduell, Microsoft Xbox

Game Producer, playtester, consultant

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 5:00pm until 6:00pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm

Howard was one of the first employees at Nintendo of America where his role became playing upcoming games and telling Nintendo how he thought they would do in the US! Howard was also featured in the Howard & Nester comic series within Nintendo Power! Later, he produced games for LucasArts, Microsoft, and Epic. Today he works with the Video Game History Foundation to preserve the history of the industry!

Howard will also be playing NES games with our VIG attendees as part of the Official MGC After Party! If you ever wanted to play a game with the person credited for telling Nintendo to turn Doki Doki Panic into Super Mario Bros 2, this will be your chance!

Jonathan Polan

Jonathan Polan

Jonathan Polan

Jonathan Polan

Jonathan Polan runs JP’s Switchmania on YouTube which includes unboxing videos of some of the coolest Nintendo Switch physical games and accessories from all over the world! On his website he talks about the developers, publishers, and more professionals in the gaming industry via interviews and more.

Jordan Price

Jordan Price

Jordan Price

Jordan Price

Jordan “Savage Giggles” can best be described as an optimistic video game enthusiast, with a knack for shooter and role playing games. She has worked gaming events the last nine years for companies such as Microsoft/343, Turtle Beach, Corsair, OriginPC, and Wargaming. She was also a NOS sponsored competitive Halo player in Major League Gaming and broadcasts her game play on Twitch in her free time.

Brian Quezada

Brian Quezada

Brian Quezada

Brian Quezada

Independent

Top Player

Brian Quezada has been playing competitive air hockey regularly since 2009 in Chicago. Currently at the #10 spot, he is shooting for his 5th top ten finish at a national level event in 2019. Along with his teammate Dan Meyer, Q is a two time doubles world champion. Brian enjoys discussing strategy and tips for air hockey with anyone who wants to learn.

Andy Ries

Andy Ries

Andy Ries

Andy Ries

Wisconsin Ghostbusters, Wisconsin Star Cars

Replica Creator

Andy decided it was time to bust some heads, in a spiritual sense of course, he needed the right vehicle to do it in… so Andy created a replica of the iconic Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters and will be bringing it to the show to share! Ask Andy about the work that went into recreating one of the most recognizable movie cars, and how he feels about that car being the star of the new teaser trailer for the upcoming Ghostbusters movie!

 RisingBluePhoenix

RisingBluePhoenix

 RisingBluePhoenix

RisingBluePhoenix

RisingBluePhoenix is a Wisconsin based channel focusing on Nintendo games like Pokemon, and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Playing with viewers and challenge runs of well known Nintendo games. Playing games live with viewers on stream is this channel’s specialty.

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Atari Pinball, Williams Pinball, Stern Pinball*

Pinball Game Designer

Steve started by designing pinball machines for Atari before moving to Williams, creating hugely successful machines like Firepower, High Speed, Terminator 2, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also worked on arcade video games, and is the voice of Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat. Recently, he has been working for Stern Pinball, designing hits like Spider-Man, AC/DC, Star Trek and Star Wars!

Mark Robbins

Mark Robbins

Mark Robbins

Mark Robbins

Gold Standard Air Hockey*

President, Designer

Mark Robbins is the president of Gold Standard Air Hockey, and he will be on hand with some of his amazing Gold Standard Air Hockey Tables! On top of that, Mark is one of the best air hockey players in the world! Are you ready to be schooled in the way of the puck at the Wisconsin Center?

Kole Ross

Kole Ross

Kole Ross

Kole Ross

Independent

Content Creator

Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast hosted by Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross. Kole is a podcaster, writer, and video producer based out of north-central Ohio. Together they also produce many other podcasts on the listener-supported Duckfeed.tv network.

Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben is a writer, comedian, and molecular biologist.  His most
recent book, Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver
Ball, explores the past, present, and future of pinball.  Adam has
appeared on the Food Network, the Travel Channel, the Weather Channel,
Discovery International, Netflix, and NPR; he currently hosts Outrageous
Acts of Science on the Science Channel.  At one time, Adam was the
80th-ranked pinball player in the world.  Then he had kids.

Brett Rubin

Brett Rubin

Brett Rubin

Brett Rubin

Stern Pinball*

Tools development

Brett brings two decades of experience as a software engineer in the video game industry working in tools development, graphical user interface design, and workflow streamlining.

Dan Santos

Dan Santos

Dan Santos

Dan Santos

Witnessing the birth and rise of early competitive esports even before the term itself was used, Dan “PasteCat” Santos began his early years playing multiple titles at a high level in various competitive scenes. His work with EndGameTV since 2016 in multiple LAN events for Nintendo games garnered a following, and was eventually picked to represent Canada at the
Nintendo World Championships 2017 where he finished in the top 4. Dan continues to grow a community where friendships and competitive gaming share a mutual love.

 Sarumaru

Sarumaru

 Sarumaru

Sarumaru

D.J. Medina aka Sarumaru. Creator of FX Unit Yuki for the TurboGrafx CD and one of the artists for Sydney Hunter coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Brian Schafer

Brian Schafer

Brian Schafer

Brian Schafer

OldhouseMedia Event Cars

Replica Creator, Photographer, Videographer

When it comes to incredible replica jeeps and island tour cruisers, something has survived… and Brian made it happen! Brian will be bringing both his JP16 Jeep (based on the movies) and Park Tour Cruiser 09 (based on the book / games) to share with everyone! Ask Brian about how he created these iconic vehicles

Jim Schelberg

Jim Schelberg

Jim Schelberg

Jim Schelberg

PinGame Journal*

Writer, Photographer, Editor

As the owner and creator of the PinGame Journal, Jim Schelberg has been documenting the pinball hobby for more than 150 issues! With information that no one else gets and great photos, the PinGame Journal is a must for anyone who is a fan of the silver ball!

Dan Selakovich

Dan Selakovich

Dan Selakovich

Dan Selakovich

American Pinball

Sales Manager

Dan prides himself on outstanding customer service and establishing long-lasting business relationships. He has decades of manufacturing sales experience and a wealth of knowledge of niche markets

Tim Sexton

Tim Sexton

Tim Sexton

Tim Sexton

Stern Pinball*

Software engineer

Tim was a competitive pinball player who decided to join the team at Stern just a few months ago! As a relatively new hire, we don’t have much to report on Tim yet, but we expect big, awesome things from him in the future in his role as software engineer!

Lyman Sheats

Lyman Sheats

Lyman Sheats

Lyman Sheats

Data East, Williams, Stern Pinball*

Software Design

Lyman Sheats is a great pinball player, and an incredible pinball programmer. He has been programming pinball machines since the 1990s with Data East, moving to Williams and then heading to Stern Pinball. Among his many credits are Medieval Madness, ACDC, Metallica, Tron, and Monster Bash.

Doug Skor

Doug Skor

Doug Skor

Doug Skor

Stern Pinball, Chicago Gaming Company

International Sales

Doug does some crazy magic, palm grasping, wheeling and dealing to get Stern Pinball machines overseas. In other words, he manages the daily duties for the overseas market.

Tad Stones

Tad Stones

Tad Stones

Tad Stones

Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Cartoon Studios, Film Roman Studios, Netflix

Producer, Writer, Artist

Tad Stones is a Producer / Writer / Artist who started his animation career at Walt Disney Features then moved to Disney Imagineering to design rides for EPCOT Center. He was one of the founders of Walt Disney TV Animation where he created such shows as Chip ’n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Darkwing Duck along with several feature spinoffs. After 30 years at Disney, Tad produced several direct to video features, most notably two Hellboy Animated movies, Hellboy: Sword of Storms and Hellboy: Blood and Iron. He he also cowrote and directed the Netflix Original Series, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs.

Corey Stup

Corey Stup

Corey Stup

Corey Stup

Stern Pinball

Software Engineer

Corey is a contract programmer for embedded pinball software in C/C++. Win32 C/C++ developer fortoolchain applications.

Dwight Sullivan

Dwight Sullivan

Dwight Sullivan

Dwight Sullivan

Williams Electronics, Stern Pinball*

Senior game developer

Dwight is currently a senior game designer with Stern Pinball, and has worked on lots of different games for Stern, including being the team leader for games like Pirates of the Caribbean and more! Before that, he worked for Williams Electronics.

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Stern Pinball*

General manager

Mark Sullivan is the general manager for Stern Pinball!

Sgt Sunblade

Sgt Sunblade

Sgt Sunblade

Sgt Sunblade

Stern Pinball

Electrical Engineer

Sgt Sunblade is an electrical engineer with Stern.

 Svengoolie

Svengoolie

 Svengoolie

Svengoolie

MeTV*

Television Personality

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

Svengoolie will once again head from Berwyn to the Midwest Gaming Classic on Saturday, April 13th in support of KingPin Games! Until then, catch him on MeTV at 7pm CST!

 The Game Grinder

The Game Grinder

 The Game Grinder

The Game Grinder

The Game Grinder is midwest based Youtube channel focused on everything video games. For four years “Church” has created vlog style Youtube content from video game collecting to scripted reviews to co-hosting The Game Tenants Podcast. For the third year in a row, Church will be participating in sharing insights and information about maintaining and growing a Youtube channel at the Midwest Gaming Classic.

 The Old A.. Retro Gamer

The Old A.. Retro Gamer

 The Old A.. Retro Gamer

The Old A.. Retro Gamer

Christopher “The Old A.. Retro Gamer” Pico is a filmmaker and has been a diehard gamer ever since his parents purchased an Atari 2600 when he was a child. When he lost his job of 11 years in 2011 he was forced to sell his video game collection, which he had been amassing since the late 90s, to pay the bills. When he made the decision to return to the hobby in 2013 he created The Old A.. Retro Gamer YouTube vlog to document his quest to reclaim his collection. Massive YouTuber collaborations are his specialty along with pick-up videos and sharing his favorite gaming Diamonds in the Rough.

David Thiel

David Thiel

David Thiel

David Thiel

David has been creating sound for games for a long time.  The coin-op video game Q*bert was the first hit game.  Winter Games for the C64 was another hit.  Capcom Bowling did very well too.  The very first Data East Pinball machines have music and sound effects by David, including Time Machine.  Altogether David has written music and created sound effects for twenty eight pinball machines for Gottlieb, Data East, Stern Pinball, Multimorphic, Jersey Jack Pinball, Heighway Pinball and now Deeproot Pinball.  A half dozen slot machines and a couple of mobile games have sounds by David as well.  At present, David works from his Pinball Audio Studio in Redmond WA.

Game companies
Gottlieb, Action Graphics, Incredible Technologies, Stern Pinball, High Point, Dark Tonic, Multimorphic, Jersey Jack Pinball, Heighway Pinball, Deeproot Pinball

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Independent

Author, cartoonist, YouTube creator

Jack has done work as an author, cartoonist, and content creator for a number of YouTube channels, including work within the gaming industry.

James Thornton

James Thornton

James Thornton

James Thornton

American Pinball*

Director of Product Development

Jim has over 20 years of experience in Pinball industry form sales – service to product development. He has a very extensive knowledge about pinball electrical system and the engineering aspect of games.

Andrew Triana

Andrew Triana

Andrew Triana

Andrew Triana

Stern Pinball

Director of Global Branding and Community Engagement

An innovative product developer, with 20+ years of experience across multi-faceted positions in product development for both hard-lines/soft-lines, toy safety, marketing, business development, and sales.

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval Vasani

American Pinball*

President

Dhaval has held a number of prior senior management level positions in a wide variety of industries. In addition, he has established an excellent record of performance in business management, marketing, and public relations. his educational background includes a Master of Business Administration.

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval Vasani

Dhaval has held a number of prior senior management level positions in a wide variety of industries. In addition, he has established an excellent record of performance in business management, marketing, and public relations. his educational background includes a Master of Business Administration.

Mukesh Vasani

Mukesh Vasani

Mukesh Vasani

Mukesh Vasani

Mukesh is founder of Aimtron group of companies. He has over 25 years of experience in the Electronic contract manufacturing business. He has established a strong track record of performance in the highly competitive environments, such as Aerospace, High Tech Electronics, and Medical Device, Gaming OEM’s by correctly analyzing customer needs and providing end solutions.

Nirmal Vasani

Nirmal Vasani

Nirmal Vasani

Nirmal Vasani

American Pinball

Marketing Strategist

Nirmal Vasani is the Marketing Strategist for American Pinball. He brings his experience from the Aimtron Group of Companies to the table, and has a tremendous passion for pinball.

Mike Vinikour

Mike Vinikour

Mike Vinikour

Mike Vinikour

Stern Pinball*

Associate Game Developer

Mike does software testing, helps with rule design, and runs the Stern Pinball field test program to ensure that the Stern Pinball machines are the most fun they can be!

Sarah Weissman

Sarah Weissman

Sarah Weissman

Sarah Weissman

Sarah Weissman is a legacy member of the air hockey family, her father being a 10 time world champion and brother being a recent world champion. Sarah is currently the highest ranked female player. Sarah competes regularly in Houston, Tx where she lives.
When she is not attending college classes as a freshman she helps promote local air hockey events and spends time with her family and two beagle puppies.

Wally Welch

Wally Welch

Wally Welch

Wally Welch

Alvin G, Capcom, Jersey Jack Pinball

Mechanical Design

40 year veteran of the Pinball/Amusement Game Industry. Designer of Bally’s Medusa Mysterian, designer of Alvin G’s Maxx Badazz, Mystery Castle, Pistol Poker, Slam n’ Jam. Designed Novelty games at Capcom & Grand Products & did mechanical design on Medieval Madness at Chicago Gaming. Currently doing mechanical design at Jersey Jack Pinball where he worked on Hobbit, Dialed In, Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Independent

Writer, Podcaster

Jeffrey is the writer of tons of awesome books like the Complete NES: Ultimate NES Collector’s Book and many others! He is also one of the hosts of the popular VGBS podcast!

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