DCI, a provider of full-service bank technology and processing solutions to the financial industry, announced the promotion of Melvin Mac Kay, Jr. to senior vice president of Application Development.
Employed at DCI almost since its inception, Mac Kay was originally hired as an entry-level computer operatorÃ¢Âand the company’s ninth employeeÃ¢Âin 1968. During the past 39 years, Mac Kay steadily rose to more influential positions steering the company’s unique customer focus and software innovations, including iCoreÂ®, DCI’s flagship product for bank processing and management.
Mac Kay’s responsibilities as senior vice president include management of all DCI product development, third-party product development and relationships and customer support. Mac Kay has held prior positions at DCI as vice president for Product Management, Research and Development and Programming.
“This promotion recognizes more than Mel’s 39 years of service,” said John Jones, DCI president and CEO. “Mel has played a continually vital role in the company’s successful software development and support.”
During his 39-years at DCI, Mac Kay has participated in some of the most dramatic evolutions in technology, from hand-written programming code, key punch cards and Ã¢Âbig ironÃ¢Â mainframe computers to today’s point-and-click software, the Internet and micro systems like iCore that process more information in seconds than ever thought possible 40 years ago.
“He has an incredible breadth of historical knowledge, but what makes Mel unique is how he applies that to creating new solutions and managing intricate details,” added Jones.
Under Mac Kay’s supervision, DCI was one of the first companies to viably introduce an open and relational microcomputer-based core processing system like iCore in the bank technology industry. More notable is how the in-house development and deployment of iCore took place, while simultaneously maintaining the company’s legacy mainframe processing system. This concurrent, single-team development and management of dual-platform systems was unprecedented in the industry.
“Mel’s rise in the company is an inspiration to people at any starting position or status in their career,” said Sarah Fankhauser, senior vice president of Customer Relationships and Products. “But his real accomplishment is the difference he’s made for our customers along the way, and the imprint he has made on DCI.”
Founded by bankers in 1963, Hutchinson, Kan.-based DCI is a privately-held provider of full-service bank technology and processing solutions to the financial industry, nationwide. DCI’s flagship product, iCore, is a scalable WindowsÂ® core processing solution for complete bank management, built around a single relational source of account information, transaction integration, and automation. Key features include: integrated document imaging and reporting management; Internet banking; Check 21 imaging with teller capture and proof; ATM/Debit card network, management, and settlement; teller automation with BSA compliance and ID authentication; Web-based statements and fraud prevention; IT management, networking, and data security.
For more information about DCI and its products, visit www.datacenterinc.com.