Atari US “has lost plenty of money”: Gardner

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 15 February 2008 20:03 GMT

Recently appointed Infogrames CEO David Gardner has admitted that the American arm of Atari has had serious problems in the past, but has now started the process of regeneration.

“It’s true it has lost plenty of money,” he said, speaking of the US Atari operation. “We don’t directly control the US because they have their own board of directors and management, and from a business point of view, it hasn’t always proven to be ideal.”

He added: “We can’t just take the decisions we want to take and we have to respect what the team says. They have to sort out that problem, we can’t sort it for them. They’ve got a new board and a chief re-structuring officer and they’re looking for a new CEO as well. It’s moving in the right direction.”

Gardner moved to Infogrames from EA, where he’d spent 25 years.

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