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US – Merkur names Charles Hiten as new MD

By - 13 July 2015

As the new managing director for Merkur Gaming Americas, Charles Hiten is now responsible for the sales activities of the Gauselmann Group for North, Central and South America. Following the sudden and much too early passing of Jens Halle, the company is focusing on continuity within its international business. In his new position at Merkur Gaming, Charles Hiten will continue with the process begun by Jens Halle of further consolidating and expanding sales activities in America.

“With Charles Hiten, we have gained a former colleague and close friend of Jens Halle for this important key position on the American continent. He is an acknowledged expert in the industry and will enrich Merkur Gaming with his wealth of knowledge and experience”, says Jürgen Stühmeyer, Sales Director for the Gauselmann Group. “I’m convinced that Charles Hiten will successfully continue our company strategy in the American market.”

In the course of his more than 15 years in the gaming industry, Charles Hiten has already held a range of important positions in international companies. Most recently, he was in charge at Novomatic AG of the investment strategy for the Chilean market. As managing director for Merkur Gaming Americas, Charles Hiten will head the business activities in North and South America from his office in Florida in future. Furthermore, he will likewise manage activities for the Caribbean market as well as for the Cruise Lines business area.

“The collaboration with Merkur Gaming and the resulting potential are a promising opportunity both for me, as well as for our customers and business partners. Together, we want to continue on the path that Jens Halle began, namely of positioning Merkur Gaming as the most important provider in the Americas region”, Charles Hiten concludes.

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