Longtime credit card and electronic banking executive Fred M. Winkler was named president, chief operating officer, and a director of Century Business Services Inc., a provider of accounting and other outsourcing services to medium-size businesses.

Mr. Winkler, 55, is taking a newly created position, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Michael G. DeGroote. Mr. Winkler is responsible for daily management and will work on development of operating and reporting systems.

Until recently Mr. Winkler headed First Union Corp.'s customer direct access division. He was chief operating officer of AT&T Universal Card Services from 1989 to 1993, during its start-up period. Before that he was chief executive officer of Citibank South Dakota.

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