J.A. "Gus" Blanchard ranks among the best sources of information on the coming of the checkless society.

As president and chief executive officer of Deluxe Corp., Mr. Blanchard, 54, heads a company that prints more than half the blank checks used in the U.S. market. And its strategy represents a superbly educated guess about when banks' initiatives in electronic payments will begin to reduce check volumes.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.