A key leader in Nintendo of America's legal team for 11 years, Rick Flamm assumes the new role of senior vice president, legal and general counsel, overseeing Nintendo's legal affairs throughout the Western Hemisphere. Flamm earned a bachelor's degree, with honors, in history at Ithaca College and his law degree, with honors, at Gonzaga University School of Law in 1979. Prior to joining Nintendo in 1992, Flamm was a managing partner at the Seattle law firm of Smith & Leary.
In his new capacity as senior vice president, administration, Flip Morse will lead real estate and facilities in addition to his current responsibilities in human resources. After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University in 1981, Morse completed his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1984, graduating cum laude. Morse served as partner at Perkins Coie, a Seattle-based law firm, before joining Nintendo in March 2000 as vice president, human resources.
A Nintendo team member for 19 years, Bruce Meyer was promoted from director to vice president, real estate and facilities. His new responsibilities include corporate risk management and safety. Meyer earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College and his master of business administration degree from Wayne State University prior to joining Nintendo as director of development and construction. He is a licensed professional engineer.
Howard Cheng became the first employee of NTD in 1996 and now he will serve as its vice president, research and development, adding development of technologies for platform product to his current role. Cheng received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis. Prior to his tenure at Nintendo, Cheng built his extensive background in computer hardware and software systems at Silicon Graphics.
The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems. Each year, hundreds of all-new titles for the best-selling Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems extend Nintendo's vast game library and continue the tradition of delivering a rich, diverse mix of quality video games for players of all ages. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.8 billion video games globally, creating enduring industry icons such as MarioTM and Donkey Kong® and launching popular culture franchise phenomena such as MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.