Dale F. Rodesch has, for the past twenty-five years, been an independent consultant specializing in the design of coin-operated gaming and lottery equipment and interactive teaching machines. His company, Rodesch Associates, is located in San Diego, California.

Mr. Rodesch has been involved in these industries for the last forty years. He has co-founded a total of nine companies based upon original product ideas. Eight of these companies are still in existence, and include the world's largest manufacturer of video gaming and lottery equipment, International Gaming Technology, Inc. (IGT).

Mr. Rodesch served as a consultant for approximately two years with Video Lottery Consultants on the development of the first video lottery terminal. Other technical achievements include the first draw poker machine, the first coin machine to use integrated circuits and the first interactive teaching machine based upon cassette videotape.

Mr. Rodesch also patented the first commercial slot machine to incorporate stepper-motor drive (now the industry standard), developed the first computer system for the automatic gathering of data from coin machines, and the first application of videodisc in the coin machine industry. He is the holder of numerous other patents in his area of specialization.

Mr. Rodesch obtained a BSEE degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1956, majoring in electronics. He attended Engineering Graduate School at UCLA, and in 1966 received an MBA degree from UCLA's Graduate Business School, majoring in management theory.

Mr. Rodesch resides in San Diego with Janet, his wife of thirty-eight years. He has three adult children and four grandchildren.