Hypercom Corporation, the fastest growing global electronic payment systems vendor, today announced the opening of the new Hypercom Dallas Software Development Center and also announced the appointment of William H. “Bill” Smiers, who will manage the new operation as vice president of Engineering Development.
Smiers joins Hypercom from Verifone, where he was vice president of Verifone’s Dallas Engineering and Development Center, with additional responsibilities in the Bangalore India Development Center. Smiers formerly held engineering management positions with Texas Instruments and Lockheed Electronics.
! “The addition of Bill and his team affirms our continuing investment in our core POS terminal hardware and software business,” said Al Irato, president and CEO of Hypercom Corporation. “Our customers have continually complimented Hypercom’s product development, under the direction of Senior Vice President Paul Whittle. With the addition of Bill Smiers and his talented team we can continue to accelerate the growth of the business and satisfy the needs of our customers, many of whom know Bill.”
“We’re delighted to add Bill and his staff to our team. Clearly they are the best of the first-round draft choices in our industry,” said Paul Whittle, senior vice president of POS Systems Development. “The Dallas group will play a vital role in continuing our consistent effort to meet market demand for innovative, cost-effective POS systems.”
“I’m excited to join the leading independent company in the POS market,” said Smiers. “My team is anxious to contribute to Hypercom’s leadership in the industry and help add to its track record of providing valuable and innovative products to help customers meet their business needs.”
About Hypercom Corporation
Hypercom Corporation is the world’s number one independent supplier of point-of-sale payment hardware, software and networking technology. The company also supplies Internet-based processing solutions. Hypercom markets innovative solutions for delivering and processing secure electronic payments and the infrastructure to rapidly and cost-effectively integrate and deploy card-based acceptance applications.
Hypercom’s end-to-end product family of terminals, peripherals, POS network products and software enables merchants and service providers to automate credit, debit and other electronic payment transactions with seamless integration, scalability and interoperability.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Hypercom markets its products in more than 50 countries through a global network of offices and affiliates in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. Hypercom’s Internet address is [http://www.hypercom.com. ]