Today marks Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime‘s 55th birthday. Reggie has been on Nintendo since December of 2003, when he was hired as Nintendo’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer on May 25th, 2006 when his predecessor, Tatsumi Kimishima, migrated to the Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer.
Reggie is known the most for the “my body is ready” declaration he made on July 11th, 2007, back when Nintendo introduced the Wii Balance Board. In E3 2004, he introduced himself by saying, “My name is Reggie. I’m about kickin’ ass, I’m about takin’ names, and we’re about makin’ games.”
We wish Reggie a happy birthday!