ominik Raasch, currently PA to the Gauselmann Group Management Board member responsible for Merkur Sales, has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of Product Management at adp Gauselmann GmbH with effect from 1 May 2019.
In this function, he will be responsible for global product strategy and coordinating the development and sales of machines and corresponding games content for the national and international markets, as well as coordination between the various departments.
In addition to gaming machines, the main product of the Gauselmann Group, this also includes sport betting terminals as well as networking, admission and youth protection solutions. The activities of the market research department and brand management will also fall under the 34-year-old’s remit.
“I’m looking forward to my new job of consolidating national and international product management, leveraging the resulting synergies and continuing to drive successful internationalization forward with my team. With further innovations and solutions, we intend to enhance the appeal of our products ‘made by MERKUR’ and further strengthen our market position both nationally and internationally,” Raasch said.
He began his career with the Gauselmann Group in 2004 as a trainee and student working towards a degree in business administration. After already becoming Head of Market Research in 2009, he was additionally entrusted with responsibility for brand management in 2011. Following his international MBA Masters’ degree, which he completed alongside his regular job, he was appointed as PA (personal assistant) to the Gauselmann Group Management Board member responsible for Merkur Sales in 2016.
“Raasch has over 15 years of experience within the Gauselmann Group and the gaming industry, gained extensive product and market expertise in his previous posts and is therefore the ideal person for this important position,” commented Jürgen Stühmeyer, Management Board member responsible for Merkur Sales.