Hypercom Corp. said it has opened an office in Frankfurt, its first in Germany, with Thomas E. Koch as general manager of the Hypercom GmbH subsidiary.

Mr. Koch, formerly sales and marketing manager of Citibank's European card acceptance department, will be responsible to distribution channels and strategic relationships in Germany. Hypercom said Germany is the third-largest market in number of payment cards, and a sizable health-benefits card program is influencing a modernization of the payments infrastructure.

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