IGT Chairman Sweitzer to retire

PROVIDENCE – Donald R. Sweitzer, chairman of  International Game Technology PLC, will retire Dec. 31, the company announced this week.

Sweitzer worked at IGT and its predecessors for 20 years, overseeing government affairs and business development for the company, although his involvement with the company dated back earlier than that.

Sweitzer started working as an adviser to GTECH Corp. in 1989, eventually serving as chairman to the company. That company was acquired by Lottomatica in 2006, which eventually took on the GTECH name. That combined company then acquired IGT in 2014 and took on the IGT name.

Sweitzer also served a significant amount of his career in various political roles, including a run as political director of the Democratic National Committee.

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“I am grateful to Marco Sala and the entire IGT family, our customers and business partners for the extraordinary opportunities and meaningful relationships we have built together throughout the last 20 years,” said Sweitzer in a statement. “I can honestly say I have enjoyed coming to work every single day during my time here, and I love the people in this company. It’s now a good time in the business to retire on a positive note, with a spectacular future ahead for IGT.”