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Butch Peel Appreciation Thread

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#101 1 year ago

I have to say, my personal experiences with Butch have been great. Any issue that we had with any of our JJP purchases were handled in a manner that is usually not expected in today's world, with a personal touch. I bought 8 Wonka's knowing I would have the support of Butch behind these machines. I have talked to Butch many times, had lunch/dinner with him many times. Gary from Abel Electronics has coordinated lunches at shows with myself, Keith and Butch and I gotta say, I hope by some stretch that can continue when everything is behind us. My girls always remembered Butch from IAAPA, I remember reviewing some pictures and Butch was looking over my oldest daughters shoulder watching her flip the ball around. When you make that sort of impression, you have made your mark at this company. Butch, thank you for being a true asset to my business, my family activities, and my life in coin op. I truly appreciate all your efforts to help me and if you need anything, give us a ring. Hope to see you again when the virus blows over and things begin to normalize. Thank you BUTCH!!

#102 1 year ago

Butch is one of those guys who is generous of his time to help others. He didn’t know me or owe me yet he spent a lot of time with me on the phone helping me understand the process of touching up and clearcoating. Can’t even count the times he’s helped with tech problems at JJP. If good things happen to good people I would expect Butch will be just fine! Good luck Butch!

#103 1 year ago

Butch is by far one of the best techs in the business. He never gives up until the game is up and running. He has provided me some of the best tech support out there. Anytime of the day I could contact Butch and he would support me. He is irreplaceable in my mind. He was a huge asset to JJP. I’m stunned that he his no longer with JJP. Just a downright great person to deal with and be around. I can’t say enough good things about Butch. I will miss him tremendously.

#104 1 year ago
Quoted from abelelectronics:

Butch is by far one of the best techs in the business. He never gives up until the game is up and running. He has provided me some of the best tech support out there. Anytime of the day I could contact Butch and he would support me. He is irreplaceable in my mind. He was a huge asset to JJP. I’m stunned that he his no longer with JJP. Just a downright great person to deal with and be around. I can’t say enough good things about Butch. I will miss him tremendously.

Dedication to the product was unparalleled!

#105 1 year ago

JJP should hire Butch ... too soon? Butch is a great asset and company spokesman. Wish he was still at JJP, but life moves on. I’d hire him if I owned a pinball company. I do not, and alas cannot. Butch Peel for President.

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#106 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

JJP should hire Butch ... too soon? Butch is a great asset and company spokesman. Wish he was still at JJP, but life moves on. I’d hire him if I owned a pinball company. I do not, and alas cannot. Butch Peel for President.

JJP should hire Butch ... Wish he was still at JJP?

Did you mean to write that?

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#107 1 year ago

I needed to find a mounting screw for a Dialed In opto board (have one missing) as it was causing issues with shots at the SIM card hole not being detected. I pulled out the manual for the game and was easily able to find the part I needed. To say the manual is detailed is an understatement, items are covered literally down to the screw. I don't think any other company in pinball is doing this type of detailed manual work.

Its things like this that make JJP standout above their competitors and makes it all the more puzzling to me why someone like Butch was let go.

Thanks Butch!

Update: Picked up screw from Home Depot and the problem is now resolved!

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#109 1 year ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

I needed to find a mounting screw for a Dialed In opto board (have one missing) as it was causing issues with shots at the SIM card hole not being detected. I pulled out the manual for the game and was easily able to find the part I needed. To say the manual is detailed is an understatement, items are covered literally down to the screw. I don't think any other company in pinball is doing this type of detailed manual work.
Its things like this that make JJP standout above their competitors and makes it all the more puzzling to me why someone like Butch was let go.
Thanks Butch!
Update: Picked up screw from Home Depot and the problem is now resolved!
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Those manuals couldn't be better!

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#110 1 year ago

Think he landed on his feet, at Chicago Gaming

#111 1 year ago

Kaneda is reporting that Butch has been hired by Chicago Gaming Company as their Lead Service Engineer.
JJP's loss is CGC's huge gain.

#112 1 year ago

Pinaholic for the win!

#113 1 year ago

I just ordered a MMr. It’s my way of letting CGC know they did the right thing hiring Butch. Great move CGC!

#114 1 year ago

Yesterday I had to fix a pop bumper on TH. In looking for some video help came across Butch's JJP videos.... he even did tech videos! The one I watched was clear, concise and visually easy to understand. His contributions are invaluable. Very glad to hear he found a home at CGC.

#115 1 year ago

This is Amazing News!
Congrats Butch! Still cant believe JJP F'd this up.
Now maybe these remakes can get released a little quicker.

#116 1 year ago

Glad Butch found a good home. And I'll still be working with him !

LTG : )

#117 1 year ago

Great news! CGC respect just went up for me.

#118 1 year ago

Thanks to Franchi and Kaneda for helping find Butch a good home! Butch, you are not only an amazing engineer and employee, you are one hell of a human being..... and that goes a very long way in my books! CGC Is an amazing company and after spending some time there, I can honestly say this is the best marriage in pinball for quite some time! Congrats to both CGC and Butch

#119 1 year ago

Congrats Butch!

#120 1 year ago

This news could absolutely not be better. Butch is at Chi Gaming and I can't wait to see him at IAAPA. Thank you so much for having the stars align and bring Butch back to where he deserves to be. Congrats Butch and family. See you soon!

#121 1 year ago

Butch out of JJP is a definite loss for JJP. He made AMAZING manuals for them. The best in the industry, bar-none. Glad he ended up at CGC without much downtime, though.

#122 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Butch out of JJP is a definite loss for JJP. He made AMAZING manuals for them. The best in the industry, bar-none. Glad he ended up at CGC without much downtime, though.

I couldn't agree more. Not only are they best manuals in pinball, they are the best technical manuals for ANY PRODUCT that I've laid eyes on.

#123 1 year ago

I love JJP, but I will never understand why they would let such a talented professional in every way go. Talk about losing a true All Star....

If anything should happen to Lloyd the Great then they have declared war....

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#124 1 year ago

I just want to take a minute to confirm that Butch Peel is now a part of the Chicago Gaming Team.
Please join us in welcoming him to Chicago Gaming Company.

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#125 1 year ago
Quoted from CGC-Ryan:

I just want to take a minute to confirm that Butch Peel is now a part of the Chicago Gaming Team.
Please join us in welcoming him to Chicago Gaming Company.[quoted image]

Congrats to CGC and Butch!

#126 1 year ago
Quoted from CGC-Ryan:

I just want to take a minute to confirm that Butch Peel is now a part of the Chicago Gaming Team.
Please join us in welcoming him to Chicago Gaming Company.[quoted image]

Is he going to create new manuals (essentially re-do Williams/Bally manuals with much better resolution and detail) for the pins you release? He's a manual-making God.

#127 1 year ago

Excellent move.

Thank you Ryan and Chicago Gaming. I'm glad Butch got a good home. And I look forward to working with him !

LTG : )

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#128 1 year ago

Well what are we have here! Smells like victory. Good luck Chicago Gaming, you just got yourself one hell of an Engineer. Can’t wait to see what you all do together.

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#129 1 year ago

Thank you CGC-Ryan for the outstanding news!

#130 1 year ago
Quoted from CGC-Ryan:

I just want to take a minute to confirm that Butch Peel is now a part of the Chicago Gaming Team.
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Quoted from Skypilot:

Well what are we have here! Smells like victory. Good luck Chicago Gaming, you just got yourself one hell of an Engineer. Can’t wait to see what you all do together.
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Such a great highlight of news to share!

Thanks to all, and a B-i-G congratulations to Butch and CGC for a fantastic move forward for both parties!

#131 1 year ago

Something good happening to someone good, sometimes life IS fair! Congrats from New York Pinball Butch!

#132 1 year ago

Time to buy an extra Royal!

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#133 1 year ago

Loserkid podcast just released an excellent interview with Butch. He mentions how much this thread helped him when he was unceremoniously fired from JJP.

Highly recommended listen.

https://soundcloud.com/loserkidpinballpodcast/ep-40-new-horizons-with-butch-peel

#134 1 year ago
Quoted from PismoArcade:

Loserkid podcast just released an excellent interview with Butch. He mentions how much this thread helped him when he was unceremoniously fired from JJP.
Highly recommended listen.
https://soundcloud.com/loserkidpinballpodcast/ep-40-new-horizons-with-butch-peel

Wow, I thought he left JJP. Didn't know he was fired. All I know is he makes FANTASTIC technical manuals for pins. I hope JJP knows how hard it will be to find someone to replace him that works at that level.

#135 1 year ago

Thank you for the link; a good listen so far. Butch Peel talk starts at ~5-6 minutes in.

I would not have thought this thread would have had a big impact, but glad to be surprised in this case. Even better to know CGC reached out to Butch so soon after the JJP firing (which sounded about as awful as I would expect... random phone call, and IT staff start locking you out as they let you know you no longer work for them...).

Quoted from PismoArcade:

Loserkid podcast just released an excellent interview with Butch. He mentions how much this thread helped him when he was unceremoniously fired from JJP.
Highly recommended listen.
https://soundcloud.com/loserkidpinballpodcast/ep-40-new-horizons-with-butch-peel

#136 1 year ago
Quoted from BC_Gambit:

Thank you for the link; a good listen so far. Butch Peel talk starts at ~5-6 minutes in.
I would not have thought this thread would have had a big impact, but glad to be surprised in this case. Even better to know CGC reached out to Butch so soon after the JJP firing (which sounded about as awful as I would expect... random phone call, and IT staff start locking you out as they let you know you no longer work for them...).

Thanks for the timestamp! I was about 3 minutes in on the way into work, and already irked with their endless intro. Definitely miss Kaneda's no BS style.

#137 1 year ago
Quoted from BC_Gambit:

the JJP firing (which sounded about as awful as I would expect... random phone call, and IT staff start locking you out as they let you know you no longer work for them...).

This made me sad for Butch. I lost a lot of respect for JJP but like Butch says in the podcast, it's an entirely different company from when he started.

Still, it would have been nice if Jack called him personally to break the news. Sounds like it was devastating for Butch.

#138 1 year ago
Quoted from PismoArcade:

This made me sad for Butch. I lost a lot of respect for JJP but like Butch says in the podcast, it's an entirely different company from when he started.
Still, it would have been nice if Jack called him personally to break the news. Sounds like it was devastating for Butch.

Or maybe this new young buck "owner"....

Jack seems like a placeholder at this point, and it's sad and absurd for neither of them to talk with him directly, or for it to happen at all.

Awful AND nauseating.

#139 1 year ago

It's a shame to hear how Butch was let go after his years of service at JJP. Butch helped establish JJP as a pinball company that was out to do something different with that being making high quality loaded games with no compromises. When I met Butch at a Michigan Pinball Expo years ago while I awaited my WOZ I thought "I'm happy to be buying a product from a company that has people like that working there".

#140 1 year ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

It's a shame to hear how Butch was let go after his years of service at JJP. Butch helped establish JJP as a pinball company that was out to do something different with that being making high quality loaded games with no compromises. When I met Butch at a Michigan Pinball Expo years ago while I awaited my WOZ I thought "I'm happy to be buying a product from a company that has people like that working there".

Well, and excluding Joe, Keith and Eric, a lot of their original crew, line workers, David Thiel, Butch and Shannon with parts are all gone.

They've lost a ton of essential people.

LTG is at least there too..!

Is Steve with tech support still around?

#141 1 year ago
Quoted from wesman:

Well, and excluding Joe, Keith and Eric, a lot of their original crew, line workers, David Thiel, Butch and Shannon with parts are all gone.
They've lost a ton of essential people.
LTG is at least there too..!
Is Steve with tech support still around?

Frank's gone, too, and he was great for tech help.

But they picked up Barry from AP, and he's fantastic, big loss for AP. So, it's not all exits for JJP.

#142 1 year ago
Quoted from wesman:

Is Steve with tech support still around?

Yes.

LTG : )

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