Jim Chapman Headshot CropIRVING, TX–Dec. 29, 2022– Andamiro USA Corp., a subsidiary of South Korea’s Andamiro Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of highly engineered amusement machines, announced today that Jim “Jimmy Chaps” Chapman is joining the company’s executive team as sales manager. The 34-year amusement industry veteran will be responsible for advancing Andamiro’s customer relationships and advising on new product development. Chapman officially takes up his new role January 3.

“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.

Recognized 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.

Chapman can be reached at [email protected] or (630) 258-3058.