Change of top management at Cologne-based gift card and prepaid specialist. In the coming year Uwe Stoffel, one of the company founders, will leave his position as Managing Director of Blackhawk Network GmbH. Roland Stromenger assumes responsibility for his duties.
Uwe Stoffel, operational Managing Director of Blackhawk Network GmbH, will leave the company by mutual agreement to concentrate on other interests. In 2008 together with Christian Lindner and Jürgen Eylert he founded Retailo AG, later named Blackhawk Network GmbH, and acted as Chief Operating Officer for seven years while setting up the operational business division. Following the sale of the company at the end of 2013, Stoffel integrated processes into Blackhawk Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK), one of the leading international companies in the areas of prepaid products and payment.
“Since it was founded, Uwe Stoffel considerably contributed to the development of our company as one of the leading providers of gift cards and prepaid solutions in Europe”, comments Christian Lindner, Chairman of the Management Board at Blackhawk Network GmbH. “My warmest thanks go to him for many years of immensely trustworthy collaboration, and I wish him the very best for the future!”
Stoffel now leaves the company’s operational management. Roland Stromenger will assume his role, however, where necessary Stoffel will continue to support the company with his expertise until the end of March 2016. Stromenger was previously Director of Key Account Management, including responsibility for sales. “We are delighted that Roland Stromenger, who has emerged from within the company’s ranks, will now assume this leading role to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities”, says Christian Lindner.
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