PC Gaming Alliance Names New President

PC Gaming Alliance Names New President

Non-profit PC gaming promoters appoint Intel man; new vice-president too.

The PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), the consortium of manufacturers and publishers which seeks to drive the worldwide growth of PC gaming, has named Matt Ployhar as its new president.

Ployhar, a strategic planner at Intel who spent 13 years at Microsoft and recently chaired the PCGA’s Data Research subcommittee, replaces Randy Stude, who has been the Alliance’s president since its inception in 2008. While Stude is stepping aside, he will remain an active member and contributor.

“With the PC gaming market continuing to rapidly innovate and evolve, I look forward to working with the PCGA board on the strategic choices that face our alliance,” Ployhar said. “I am also very committed and passionate about growing the relationships necessary with our industry and community leaders to ensure the continued momentum and success of PC gaming worldwide.”

PCGA also announced the election of Rick Carini as vice-president, and the re-election of Ritche Corpus as treasurer and Christian Svensson as secretary.

“The PC gaming industry remains in constant state of evolution, with new competitors, new technologies and new demands for leading-edge hardware and software," Carini said. "I am committed to further building the PCGA’s position as the voice of PC gaming and to helping game developers and manufacturers thrive and prosper in this dynamic industry."