ATMIA Welcomes New Executive Director for US Chapter

May 17, 2012 – Sioux Falls, SD, USA and London, UK– The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA), the only global non-profit association for the ATM industry, announced today that it has appointed Mr. David Tente as the new Executive Director for ATMIA USA.

“ATMs are a delivery channel that is more important than ever to banks and credit unions, as well as the payments industry.  Which makes it a great time to become part of ATMIA,” Tente said about his new position. “I look forward to working with our members and committees in the months ahead, and sharing ideas for spurring growth in both membership and conference participation.”

As the new Executive Director for the association’s largest chapter, Tente brings over 30 years of experience in IT sales and business development to ATMIA.  This includes not only expertise with ATM solutions and strategy development, but also 13 years in the payments industry.  Much of his career has revolved around helping payment solution developers make better use of emerging technologies.  Most recently, he worked directly with banks and credit unions to help transition in-house payment systems to an outsourced (SaaS) model.  He also led initiatives to grow both Financial Institution and customer acceptance of automated deposit solutions for the ATM.  That role required close interaction with FI’s, network providers, card issuers, core system vendors, and payment processors; as well as widely dispersed internal resources.  

“David’s experience, skills set and industry knowledge stood out from the other applicants for the post,” said Mr.Mike Lee, the association’s CEO. “As a dynamic guy, I know he plans to hit the ground running. Our US Chapter deserves an individual of his caliber.”

Tente, who resides in the Orlando, FL area and is married, with three adult children, takes up his new appointment in June.

For more information, please contact Mike Lee at

The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 2,700 members in 60 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, good name and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. In June 2003, ATMIA established the Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA) ( with the mission to employ global security resources in a united alliance in order to protect the ATM industry from criminal activity.

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