LITTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPI Card Group, a global leader in financial and EMV chip card production and related services, announced today that the company received the Center of Excellence award for the second consecutive year at the Smart Card Alliance’s annual member meeting.
This program recognizes member companies who reach the highest level of active participation in the Smart Card Alliance, a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. CPI Card Group has been an active member of the Smart Card Alliance since 2006.
“2014 has been a pivotal year of change in the U.S. payments market,” said Steve Montross, president and CEO of CPI Card Group. “We are delighted to be recognized again this year by the Smart Card Alliance for our contributions to the industry which have been very much focused on supporting the accelerated pace of migration by providing market insights and education on EMV.”
The Smart Card Alliance Center of Excellence was established in 2013 to acknowledge member companies who reach the highest level of active participation in the Alliance by having made outstanding contributions through providing valuable time, talent and resources across a wide mix of Alliance activities.
“CPI Card Group has been recognized for contributing a significant amount of time, expertise and resources to Smart Card Alliance educational initiatives,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “This strong commitment from member companies like CPI is integral to fulfilling our mission to raise awareness and increase the adoption of smart card technology across all markets.”
As the leader in the financial card market in North America, CPI Card Group provides the largest EMV manufacturing capacity with five certified EMV production facilities, providing customers with flexibility and back-up capabilities.
About CPI Card Group
CPI, a global leader in financial card production and related services under the VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover payment brands, offers a single source for cards and other form factors, from financial and prepaid debit to EMV chip and mobile, and personalization and fulfillment services. CPI offers the largest secure production network in North America. CPI's production sites include: Denver, Colo.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Colchester, England; Liverpool, England; Petersfield, England; and Toronto, Canada. CPIs’ plants in Colo., Nev., Ind., Canada and Liverpool are ISO 9001 certified. For more information, visit www.cpicardgroup.com.
About the Smart Card Alliance
The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.