John Vignocchi
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There have been a number of changes to the staff at Nintendo of America in recent times. At the end of last year, Nindie advocate Damon Baker announced he was leaving the company after 12 years. This followed with the retirement of Reggie in April, who was then replaced by the appropriately-named Doug Bowser.

The latest individual to join Nintendo of America is John Vignocchi. After less than a year at Gearbox Publishing as an executive producer on a new franchise, Vignocchi has decided to move across to Nintendo. Before his short stay at Gearbox, he was best-known as the executive producer of the toys-to-life video game, Disney Infinity.

Across multiple tweets on his Twitter account, John explained how he would be "driving developer and publisher relations for North America" so Nintendo could continue to bring great games and amazing content to all of its fans. He's also made it clear he has the company's best interests at heart, stating how he would "continue the tradition of building memories through Nintendo" that will last a lifetime.

Vignocchi himself already has a "lifetime" of Nintendo memories and can't wait to make more in his new role. He considers it to be a "dream opportunity" and promises to give it his all:

"I’m humbled by this dream opportunity and will work tirelessly to bring you the best that I can."

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