Tom Kalinske

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Thomas "Tom" Kalinske is an American businessman, best known as the president and CEO of Sega of America from 1990 to 1996. His aggressive marketing decisions, such as price drops and the famous "Sega Scream" TV campaign, are frequently regarded as key elements in the success of the Sega Genesis.

He was the successor to Michael Katz.

Production History


SEGA of America CEOs and Presidents
1980s David Rosen (1975-1986) | Bruce Lowry (1986-1988) | Michael Katz (1989-1991)
1990s Tom Kalinske (1991-1996) | Bernie Stolar (1996-1999)
2000s Peter Moore (1999-2003) | Simon Jeffery (2003-2009) | Mike Hayes (2009-current)