Gaming industry veteran Jens Halle (pictured) has been appointed chief executive of casino gaming systems designer and manufacturer Merkur Gaming GmbH, effective January 1. Mr Halle will take charge of the company’s international sales and distribution, the Germany-based firm said in a press release on Wednesday.
The executive left his joint positions as managing director of Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH and chief executive of Novomatic Americas Sales LLC at the end of 2014, after 15 years with the Novomatic Group.
In his position at Merkur Gaming, Mr Halle “will promote the consolidation and expansion of games systems ‘made by Merkur’ in global markets,” the company said.
Merkur Gaming, which operates as a subsidiary of Gauselmann AG, develops multi-games, cabinets, casino machines, video lottery terminals, and jackpot systems for the gaming industry.
“Mr Halle’s long-standing focus on the global casino business has enabled him to have the right vision, with such experience so as to further develop our products – mainly overseas outside of Europe – in a truly sustainable way,” said Paul Gauselmann, chairman of the Gauselmann Group, and Jürgen Stühmeyer, sales director of the firm in a joint statement.
In his new role Mr Halle will be responsible for consolidating and strengthening business activities in Merkur Gaming’s established markets, as well as expanding into new territories.
“The development know-how and the long-standing wealth of experience at the Gauselmann Group offer great potential and diverse development opportunities for our partners abroad,” said Mr Halle.
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