Meridian Kiosks, a provider of self-service solutions, announced the appointment of Nick Van Wyk as CEO. Van Wyk will be responsible for driving Meridian to the next phase of its development and integrating the recent acquisition of King Products and Solutions.

Van Wyk has an extensive background in technology. Most recently he was a senior executive responsible for Global Operations at Red Hat.

“We’d be hard pressed to find a better fit for Meridian than Nick,” says company founder and former CEO, Chris Gilder. “His vast experience in creating channels and business operations will help take us to the next level. From the moment we gave him a tour of our facilities, it was clear that he understood the vision and the opportunity.”

“Chris and Christa Gilder have built a company that is at the forefront of conceptual design and are recognized for the quality of their products and flexible manufacturing capabilities,” Van Wyk says.

In an economy that is slow to recover from the recession, Meridian is growing. “Companies are looking for a new way to empower their customers and employees,” Van Wyk says. “Self-service offers the ability to expand services to meet the increasing demands whilst improving quality.

“This interlink between people and technology is a rapidly growing space. To address this burgeoning market, we are collaborating and partnering with industry leaders as well as strengthening our operations.”

“We’ve been fortunate to have an ever-increasing customer base,” Gilder says. “We needed someone with Nick’s experience and stature in the industry to help us meet this demand and grow the business properly as we do.”

Meridian has a 12-acre campus in Aberdeen, North Carolina, where Van Wyk will be based.