Gary Vincent -- 35 Years
I'd like to take a moment today and recognize my good friend Gary Vincent. On August 20th, 1981, Gary began his career in the coin-operated amusement business. 35 years later, he is still at it as the Founder & President of the American Classic Arcade Museum, the first non-profit dedicated to the preservation of classic arcade games. Gary, your longevity in this business is a rare thing, and let me publicly say "thank you" for what can often be a thankless job with no recognition or credit.
Gary, your work as the trailblazer of saving classic arcade games is greatly appreciated. I have always admired that you do not seek out attention or shamelessly self-promote yourself like some in this hobby do, but this is one milestone that all arcade gamers should celebrate.