NOVOMATIC reorganizes “Global Operations” business segment

NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, strengthens its global operations activities by implementing a new structure and appointing Thomas Komnacky as new VP Global Operations.

Gumpoldskirchen, May 25, 2021 – After the successful restructuring of its Global Sales and Production & Logistics organization, NOVOMATIC is continuing its program of transformation initiated in the previous year and implements a new structure to strengthen the Global Operations business segment.

All departments and divisions involved in running the approximately 1,900 gaming facilities worldwide as well as renting gaming equipment will from now on be bundled in the new Global Operations business segment under the leadership of long-time NOVOMATIC manager Thomas Komnacky, who has been promoted to the new position of VP Global Operations, reporting directly to NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch.

“The primary focus of this new structure is to create a combined, cross-divisional unit that will support and manage the international operating subsidiaries as well as coordinate between them and the headquarters. Thomas Komnacky is an experienced NOVOMATIC manager who has been tasked with leading this central division not only because he is very familiar with the Group, but because he already worked closely with the country organizations in the past,” – emphasizes NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Ryszard Presch.

Thomas Komnacky, who was previously responsible for market analysis, strategy development and business development, joined the NOVOMATIC AG Group in 2014. Prior to that, the graduate in business administration and law had worked successfully in investment banking for several years. At NOVOMATIC, Komnacky also serves as managing director of two subsidiaries and has played a key role in numerous market entries, company acquisitions and international concession projects everywhere from the CEE region to Latin America.

The new VP Global Operations, Thomas Komnacky, sees the focus of his new role on strengthening headquarter support for NOVOMATIC’s country organizations, improving the country coverage by central contact persons and expanding their functions at the headquarters, and promoting a structured exchange of information in order to take advantage of potential synergies.

“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 the headquarters,” – emphasizes Komnacky.

The NOVOMATIC AG Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 21,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 45 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to about 90 countries. The Group operates around 214,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 1,900 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC AG Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land-based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services. Find out more at

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