European gaming machines giant Novomatic AG has announced the establishment of its new Global Operations division to handle the management of approximately 1,900 gaming facilities spread around the world.

The Austrian firm used an official press release to declare that the fresh department has been hived off from its Global Sales, Production and Logistics office and is to also be in charge of running these foreign facilities’ collection of some 214,000 gaming terminals and the rental of equipment to international partners.

Considered control:

Gumpoldskirchen-headquartered Novomatic AG revealed that it has locations in over 45 countries while moreover exporting high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to clients in around 90 nations. It furthermore stated that its new division is to be led by ‘long-time manager’ Thomas Komnacky (pictured) in the role of Global Operations Vice-President and will look after roughly 21,000 staff employed by numerous international subsidiaries.

Balanced background:

Novomatic AG disclosed that Komnacky, who will now report directly to Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch, joined its ranks in 2014 and has been responsible for handling market analysis, strategy development and business development duties. It additionally pronounced that the business administration and law graduate had previously worked in investment banking before ‘playing a key role’ as a manager for a pair of its subsidiaries ‘in numerous market entries, company acquisitions and international concession projects’ in jurisdictions as diverse as Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Partner provision:

Komnacky used the press release to assert that he now intends to work towards ‘strengthening headquarter support’ for Novomatic AG’s plethora of ‘country organizations’ while simultaneously ‘improving the country coverage by central contact persons.’ He likewise proclaimed that he would like to expand these individuals’ in-house functions and promote ‘a structured exchange of information’ so as to be able ‘to take advantage of potential synergies.’

Read a statement from Komnacky…

“My goal is to make a significant contribution to improving the company’s overall performance by creating even stronger networks between the subsidiaries as well as by providing targeted guidance and support from headquarters.”

Teamwork target:

For his part and Presch used the press release to divulge that the primary focus of his firm’s new Global Operations division will be ‘to create a combined, cross-divisional unit’ that is able to efficiently and effectively ‘support and manage the international operating subsidiaries’ in cooperation with headquarters.

Presch’s statement read…

“Thomas Komnacky is an experienced manager at Novomatic AG who has been tasked with leading this central division not only because he is very familiar with the group but because he has already worked closely with the country organizations in the past.”