HARTLAND, Wis. - Phillip R. Johnston has been appointed president of De La Rue Fortronic Inc., the North American operating unit of De La Rue Fortronic Ltd. of Dunfermline, Scotland.

Mr. Johnston will oversee the sale, service, and support of Fortronic point of sale terminals in North America.

For the last 18 years Mr. Johnston worked for AT&T Global Information Solutions, most recently as district sales manager in the financial systems division. Previously he was AT&T's senior industry consultant for the financial systems division.

Mr. Johnston began his career as a banker, working as an operations officer for La Salle National Bank in Chicago.

De La Rue recently opened its North American operation in Hartland. The operation will focus on smart card and stored value systems as well as traditional point of sale terminals.

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