IOA name Novak as National Account Manager
Highly respected industry figure Nik Novak has been confirmed as National Account Manager for the IOA Group – the UK’s largest independent machine operator. Nik, who boasts over three decades experience working in the industry with high profile organisations including BLMS, Barcrest and most recently as Sales Manager (EMEA) at FutureLogic, takes up his new post on July 7th. Announcing the appointment, Paul Langham, Vice Chairman at the IOA said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Nik to the post of IOA National Account Manager where he will play a key role in helping to deliver our industry best machine practice and performance to the IOA’s existing and to new customers throughout the country.
“Nik is extremely well known both to the IOA and to the wider industry at large. His knowledge, experience and insight gained working with some of the industry’s best known and successful brands will prove to be a huge asset as the IOA continues to demonstrate the skill, the value and the integrity of the independent operating sector. During his career Nik has seen all sides of the industry and will bring an important new dimension to our business style. He certainly has all of the credentials to make a significant contribution to the development of the IOA brand as we respond to the challenges and the opportunities which lie ahead post-triennial.” Commenting on his appointment, Nik Novak said: “I am delighted to be joining the IOA Group, an organisation which I know well and which is justifiably respected for delivering industry best cash box figures on behalf of its’ customers. The IOA has a compelling story to tell based on performance, its’ independence, the passion which only owner managers can have and the ability to combine local knowledge with nationwide deployment. My job is to package these unique credentials and to ensure that they are put to work on behalf of the retailers. I am very much looking forward to the challenge and to working alongside what I regard as one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable teams in gaming.”