Andamiro USA appoints Jim Chapman sales manager
Andamiro USA, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Andamiro Co. Ltd. and a leading manufacturer of highly engineered amusement machines, has announced that Jim Chapman is joining the company’s executive team as sales manager.
Chapman will be responsible for advancing Andamiro’s customer relationships and advising on new product development.
“With a wide-ranging background in equipment sales, manufacturing and operations, Jimmy Chaps is well positioned to help accelerate our growth trajectory,” said Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco. “His successful track record over three decades will make him a valuable asset to Andamiro’s management team.”
Most recently, Chapman was sales manager of Elaut USA, a supplier of crane machines and coin pushers. Before that, he held key sales and marketing posts at BMI Merchandise and Family Fun Cos., and twice served as sales manager of Coast to Coast Entertainment, an importer of cranes and plush toys.
Chapman cut his coin-op teeth in the video game sector, landing his first industry job in 1987 at Taito America, and later serving with SNK and Sega.
Recognised as one of the industry’s foremost experts on crane operations and merchandising best practices, Chapman is also a sought-after speaker at conventions and a contributing writer in trade journals.