SUZOHAPP appoints Simon James as New Executive Vice President of Retail & Transportation, EMEA

SUZOHAPP is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon James as its new Executive Vice President of Retail & Transportation.

Simon joined SUZOHAPP as Managing Director (MD) of the United Kingdom & Ireland, on September 1, 2018 and has made a very positive impact on our business there in a year's time.

Simon James brought with him 20+ years of experience in the payments industry where he held several senior international leadership roles during 7 years at Elavon Payment Services, a leading global provider of financial payment services to the Airline, Government, Hospitality, Retail and Healthcare sectors. His deep industry expertise will support our organization's international initiatives in the cashless payments area which have a heavy retail and transportation focus.

"We are thrilled to extend Simon's remit within the SUZOHAPP team", said Wilbert Bieleman, President of SUZOHAPP's Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) Region. "His experience in his first year in our business has given him an understanding of our customer base that will allow us to better serve our customers and support company growth."

As Managing Director of SUZOHAPP UK & Ireland, Simon James will continue to lead the Salford, Chessington and Ireland offices, alongside his new EMEA Retail & Transportation role. Simon has been working on fortifying the UK & Ireland structure, enabling him to now start driving wider pan-EMEA initiatives.

SUZOHAPP provides highly engineered component solutions for interactive self-service hardware to the global amusement, gaming, industrial, transportation and vending markets by serving both equipment operators and original equipment manufacturers. SUZOHAPP's solutions include control devices and systems, currency handling equipment, display solutions, environmental products, machine operation components and payment systems. With approximately 700 global employees in 13 countries serving more than 25,000 customers worldwide, SUZOHAPP has manufacturing, engineering, distribution and service facilities in 13 countries globally. More information is available at SUZOHAPP is owned by affiliates of ACON Investments, L.L.C., a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm that has over $5.3 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit

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