Semtek Innovative Solutions Corporation, a manufacturer of magnetic card stripe readers, announced the hiring of Don Harrington as national sales manager.
Semtek has recently developed card-swipe readers for handheld devices including the Compaq Ipaq, the Casio CASSIEOPIA EG-800 and several of the Palm handheld computers. Targeting industries requiring m-commerce, age/ID verification, mobile point of sale, or lead retrieval, these devices are a cost-effective solution for large and small organizations alike. Industries with specific applications for these devices include restaurants/bars, professional consumer services, law enforcement and healthcare among others. “Semtek represents an excellent opportunity because of the promise behind the company’s products,” Don said. “Semtek is positioned nicely in the handheld market with products for both the Palm and Pocket PC models. What I find exciting is that the handheld market as a whole grew nearly 20 percent in 2001, while the much of the broader market declined. The future will only get better from here.”
Previously, Don was the executive vice president of the Wholesale Division of the National Bankcard Association for 12 years. The National Bankcard Association specializes in electronic credit card processing and payment systems and ATM processing services. Prior to the National Bankcard Association, Don served as the regional vice president of sales for Hypercom, which provides electronic payment solutions.
“We are delighted to have someone of Don’s background and expertise on board,” said Dennis Mos, Semtek’s director of sales and marketing. “Don has many contacts in the bank and credit card industry, which is an area that we anticipate a tremendous amount of growth in the next few years.”
About Semtek Innovative Solutions Corporation
Founded in 1998, Semtek Innovative Solutions Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of magnetic stripe and smart card readers and terminals. The company’s mission is to bring new technology into the card reader market to support the growing e-commerce and financial transaction markets. In 1999, Semtek introduced a family of magnetic card readers that works with all standard digital interfaces and protocols. Available to OEMs and VARs, these readers are available in single reader or hybrid magnetic card and smart card configurations. Semtek’s competitive advantage: its products are cost effective and easily customizable. The company recently made its first foray into the wireless & handheld arena with its PDA Swipe(TM), a card reader that works with Palm Powered(TM) handheld devices. For more information call 858-278-6003, or visit [http://www.semtek.com].