National Data Corp. has named Paul R. Garcia chief executive officer of NDC eCommerce, a transaction processing company created in 1996 with MasterCard International.

Mr. Garcia, who will join National Data in mid-July, most recently was president and chief executive officer of Productivity Point International Inc. of Weston, Fla., which provides information technology training for corporations.

He previously was group president of First Data Card Services, a First Data Corp. division, and chief executive officer at First Financial Bank and at National Bancard Corp., the merchant processor known as Nabanco, which he joined in 1982.

Mr. Garcia has been on MasterCard International's global, United States, and Latin America boards of directors.

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