Vital Hires Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer To Lead Information Technology Initiatives

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vital Processing Services

    TEMPE, Ariz., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Processing Services(R)
 (Vital(R)), a leader in technology-based commerce enabling services, today
 announced the appointment of Robert Blair to serve as senior vice president
 and chief technology officer.
     Blair will provide leadership and strategic direction for all information
 technology functions for all Vital affiliates.  Based in Tempe, Ariz., Blair
 will report to Ron Carter, executive vice president of operations and
 technology, and will serve on Vital's senior management committee.
     "Robert's experience in large scale technology-intensive service
 businesses and his deep experience in complex technology environments will
 serve Vital well as we strive to help our clients win in the merchant services
 industry," said Jonathan Palmer, Vital's President and CEO.
     Most recently, Robert served as the chief information officer at
 CitiStreet, a joint venture of CitiGroup and State Street Bank.  In this
 capacity, he had responsibility for both client/server applications and the
 core processing business systems that provided client specific requirements.
 Prior to that, Robert held senior technology positions with Barnett
 Bank/Barnett Technologies.
     "I am proud to join one of the leading merchant processing companies in
 the country, and I look forward to applying my experience in technology to
 help make a positive difference for Vital's clients," said Robert Blair.
 
     About Vital Processing Services (www.vitalps.com )
     Arizona-based Vital Processing Services(R) (Vital(R)) is a leader in
 technology-based commerce enabling services.  Vital's clients include
 acquirers and merchant service providers that offer electronic payment
 processing services to merchants, such as POS products, electronic
 authorization and data capture; VirtualNet(TM) Internet-commerce services;
 clearing, settlement and exception processing; accounting, billing and
 reporting; risk management; and customer service.  Vital is a merchant
 processing joint venture of Visa(R) USA and Total System Services, Inc.(R)
 (TSYS) (NYSE:   TSS).
 
 

SOURCE Vital Processing Services
    TEMPE, Ariz., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Processing Services(R)
 (Vital(R)), a leader in technology-based commerce enabling services, today
 announced the appointment of Robert Blair to serve as senior vice president
 and chief technology officer.
     Blair will provide leadership and strategic direction for all information
 technology functions for all Vital affiliates.  Based in Tempe, Ariz., Blair
 will report to Ron Carter, executive vice president of operations and
 technology, and will serve on Vital's senior management committee.
     "Robert's experience in large scale technology-intensive service
 businesses and his deep experience in complex technology environments will
 serve Vital well as we strive to help our clients win in the merchant services
 industry," said Jonathan Palmer, Vital's President and CEO.
     Most recently, Robert served as the chief information officer at
 CitiStreet, a joint venture of CitiGroup and State Street Bank.  In this
 capacity, he had responsibility for both client/server applications and the
 core processing business systems that provided client specific requirements.
 Prior to that, Robert held senior technology positions with Barnett
 Bank/Barnett Technologies.
     "I am proud to join one of the leading merchant processing companies in
 the country, and I look forward to applying my experience in technology to
 help make a positive difference for Vital's clients," said Robert Blair.
 
     About Vital Processing Services (www.vitalps.com )
     Arizona-based Vital Processing Services(R) (Vital(R)) is a leader in
 technology-based commerce enabling services.  Vital's clients include
 acquirers and merchant service providers that offer electronic payment
 processing services to merchants, such as POS products, electronic
 authorization and data capture; VirtualNet(TM) Internet-commerce services;
 clearing, settlement and exception processing; accounting, billing and
 reporting; risk management; and customer service.  Vital is a merchant
 processing joint venture of Visa(R) USA and Total System Services, Inc.(R)
 (TSYS) (NYSE:   TSS).
 
 SOURCE  Vital Processing Services