Apriva’s Paul DeRosse Named ACT Canada “Hero of 2011”

Manufacturer’s viewpoint helps guide EMV rollout throughout Canada

Scottsdale, AZ September 13, 2011—Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transaction and secure information solutions, today announced that Paul DeRosse, its vice president of business development for Canada, has been recognized by ACT Canada with its Hero of 2011 award.  Canada’s internationally-recognized authority for payments and identity security, ACT Canada is a non-profit association dedicated to working with key stakeholders, addressing business and technology matters to enable profitability and competitive advantage for its members.

ACT Hero Award winners are considered for their individual contributions to supporting and furthering the work of the association.

“These awards are voted on by the staff of ACT Canada in acknowledgement of people who extend their support to make us better at what we do,” said Catherine Johnston, president and chief executive officer of ACT Canada. “Paul has provided leadership and support of collaborative forums to help grow the payments market, and delivered invaluable support in the ongoing rollout of EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) throughout Canada.”

“We are extremely proud of Paul’s contributions to ACT Canada, and we are grateful for ACT Canada’s continuous efforts to advance the payments industry within Canada,” said Paul Coppinger, Apriva president.  “Apriva’s ongoing support of industry associations such as ACT Canada helps ensure that the entire payment ecosystem, including merchants, consumers and financial institutions, benefits from secure and efficient transaction processing.”

About Apriva
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information messaging solutions that meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, government entities, and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers customers fully-managed, end-to-end, security solutions that incorporate hardware, software, network infrastructure and management tools. For more information, visit www.apriva.com.

About ACT Canada
ACT Canada is a non-profit association, federally-incorporated in 1989. As an educator, enabler, influencer and advocate for members, ACT Canada is the internationally-recognized authority, trusted knowledge resource and catalyst for change in payments and secure identity. We build bridges and break down barriers to support our members in their quest for competitive advantage in the payments, authentication and identity management space. We are the go-to resource for issuers, acquirers, merchants, regulators, brands, networks, governments, technology providers, integrators, industry associations, security specialists, gateways, processors, integrators, loyalty companies, transit systems, secure identity solution providers and many other stakeholders.

Apriva Contacts:
Robin Rotz
Apriva
(480) 421-1275
rrotz@apriva.com

Glenn Goldberg
Parallel Communications Group
(516) 705-6116
ggoldberg@parallelpr.com