íaz is a seasoned gaming industry professional who holds a position of high recognition and great respect in Colombia’ vibrant gaming community. After graduating in engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogota in 1988 Díaz broadened his experience through various responsibilities international business and finally came to the gaming industry in 1998. Joining the Gauselmann Group’s Colombian subsidiary Atronic International GmbH in 2002 as a Sales Manager he achieved outstanding success in his home country throughout the next decade and a half while also diversifying into international business areas.
Now, through this new appointment, Diaz has ‘come home’ to the Gauselmann Group and will bring strong and effective leadership and inspiration to the Merkur Gaming Colombia team
Charles Hiten, Chief Executive of Merkur Gaming Americas, welcomed the appointment, commenting: “The arrival of Juan Guillermo Díaz is a major step in strengthening Merkur Gaming’s position as a Tier One force across all of Latin America. With this appointment and others recently announced, for example Ronnie Ferreira joining the team to lead our efforts in Mexico, we are making a clear statement that Merkur Gaming is very much on the rise bringing its unbeatable combination of innovative products and exceptional people to Latin American gaming operators.”
Merkur Gaming Americas’ sales director for the LATAM region, Tomas Mieles, added: “I am extremely happy to announce the appointment of Juan Guillermo Díaz as the head of our Colombian team. I know that he will do a great job and have great success. Juan Guillermo’s longstanding association with the Gauselmann Group and his extensive experience, expertise and market knowledge combine to make him a perfect fit with Merkur Gaming Colombia, and I look forward very much to working with him again.”
Díaz marked his appointment by stating: “I am excited by this great new opportunity and I am, as has already been said by my new colleagues, ‘returning home’ and re-establishing my association with the Gauselmann Group. This is a great time for Merkur Gaming and I am proud to now be a part of this super professional team and absolutely ready to play my part in continuing to build even greater success in the future.”