Thomas "Tom" Kalinske is an American businessman and currently the Executive Chairman of Global Education Learning, a company dedicated to improving education in China. He is best known as the president and CEO of Sega of America from 1990 to 1996, and Mattel before that. His aggressive marketing decisions during his time at Sega, such as price drops, attacking Nintendo, and the famous "Sega Scream" TV campaign, are often cited as key elements in the success of the Sega Genesis.
Tom Kalinske gave an exclusive interview to Sega-16 via an hour long telephonic conversation reflecting back on his Sega days on July 11, 2006. Tom is again quoted several times in IGN's 2009 article "IGN Presents the History of SEGA".
- Sega 16: Tom Kalinske: American Samurai
- Sega 16: Interview with Tom Kalinske from July 11, 2006
- Travis Fahs (April 21, 2009). "IGN Presents the History of SEGA". IGN.
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