BUFFALO, N.Y. (February7, 2008) - Delaware North Companies, a leading global hospitality and food service provider, announced today that Ronald A. Sultemeier has been named managing director of the company's Gaming Hospitality Group.
is well-known in the industry and has extensive knowledge of gaming operations as well as global hospitality expertise.
In addition, Ron
clearly understands the immense benefits to a gaming destination when hospitality and guest amenities are coordinated and integrated."
Sultemeier will oversee the new enterprise within Delaware North and will be responsible for leveraging the resources and expertise within some of its key operating companies, including Gaming & Entertainment, Sportservice, Travel Hospitality Services, and Parks & Resorts.
Culinary arts, customer service, supply management, technology, design and other vital functions that have been established across those companies will also be leveraged by the new group.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to fulfill an unmet, yet desperate need within our industry," said Sultemeier
"We can really help an organization focus on its core gaming product by ensuring that world-class hospitality becomes a credible brand attribute of the facility," Sultemeier
"For example, most casino patrons are now looking for fine dining to be a part of their experience, and we can work with a facility to provide that."
About Ronald A. Sultemeier
Sultemeier joined Delaware North's racing business in 1994, and was named president of the company's gaming and entertainment division from 1995 until last year.
At that time, he
moved into a new role as vice president of strategic development, focusing on new gaming and entertainment opportunities for Delaware North
in North America, as well as some international markets.
has established key relationships in the gaming and racing industry.
Sultemeier serves as director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and is a past president of the American Greyhound Track Operators Association.
He is an advisory council member of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and president of the World Greyhound Racing Federation.
Sultemeier earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from the University of New Mexico.