Merkur Gaming Americas appoints Alejandro Saraintaris as General Manager to foster LatAm expansion.
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]erkur Gaming Americas has taken another major step forward in fulfilling its intention of further expansion throughout Latin America with the incorporation of Merkur Gaming Argentina, S.A. and the appointment of Alejandro Saraintaris as the company’s General Manager.
A proven gaming industry veteran, Saraintaris has over 16 years of experience in Argentinean gaming having worked extensively in both sales and management roles during that period. A graduate in industrial engineering from the Universidad Argentina de la Impresa, he has a strong technical background combined with a wealth of commercial acumen.
He said: “The opportunity that I have been given in bringing Merkur Gaming Argentina to become a key player in the market fills me with enthusiasm and excitement. The reputation of the Merkur brand across Latin America is exceptionally strong and it is my clear intention to now make Merkur Gaming Argentina a key player in this important market. With the right team in place and with the full support of the Gauselmann Group and the huge resources that they possess, I am totally confident of success.”
Charles Hiten, Chief Executive of Merkur Gaming Americas, welcomed the appointment, stating: “With the appointment of Alejandro Saraintaris I am certain that we have found exactly the right person to lead development in Argentina. This is an expansion in our business that has frequently been requested by operators in Argentina and my message to those operators is: ‘you asked, we responded, and we look forward to seeing Merkur Gaming taking its place on gaming floors across the country.
“Argentina is a major gaming territory in Latin America and now is exactly the right time for us to bring the Merkur brand, backed by the high manufacturing standards and exceptional innovation of the whole Gauselmann Group, onto the Argentinean landscape. Finding the right industry professional to lead this new venture has been the key to our strategy from the outset and I am delighted that Alejandro Saraintaris has agreed to take on the task of unlocking the many opportunities that undoubtedly are ahead.”
Alejandro Saraintaris will take advantage of the upcoming SAGSE exhibition in Buenos Aires (November 15th – 17th) to meet with customers and business partners and to continue the process of building the Merkur Gaming Argentina team that will be in place by the end of 2016.