Stern Pinball appoints Mark Penacho as senior systems engineer 

Stern Pinball, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Penacho as Senior Systems Engineer. Mark brings diverse and expert level software engineering experience in systems, video, and pinball games to Stern Pinball.

Mark’s early portfolio of games includes hit pinball titles such as Earthshaker, Elvira and the Party Monsters, Hurricane, and Fish Tales. He went on to program the video game NHL Open Ice and throughout his tenure at Williams Electronics he made significant contributions to system software, tools and display technology. He was co-founder and lead programmer at Studio Gigante, where he gained valuable experience in Xbox console game development. Over the course of the last 11 years, Mark has worked on the design of software and technology for high speed trading systems.

“Mark is an incredibly talented software engineer with strong leadership skills. His expertise with network programming, low latency design, and connectivity will fit in very well with our current development endeavors. We are very excited to add his talents to our studio as we grow and continue to produce the most fun and revolutionary pinball machines in the world,” said George Gomez, EVP and Chief Creative Officer.

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