JOSEPH H. THOMAS
Board of Managers
Mr. Thomas has been associated with the financial data processing industry for more than 36 years, serving in an executive capacity since 1973. He has focused his career in the document creation and processing markets, and has extensive experience in computer based payment delivery services. He has been instrumental in the development of various equipment and software systems for creating and processing both paper based and electronic presentation products.
He has held senior management positions with major manufacturers of remittance and document processing equipment and systems since joining Cummins-Allison's Data Systems Division in 1973. He was appointed its president in 1978 and served in that capacity until the Division was sold in 1980. The company produced high-speed document reading/sorting equipment for check and remittance processing.
In 1988, he rejoined Cummins-Allison Corp as president and chief executive officer of the Allison Coupon Division, directing the full automation of computer printed payment system products and processes. Initially noted as a coupon book supplier, the company has evolved into a premier provider of payment systems under his direction.
In 1992 he founded EDGE, a widely successful desktop laser check printing system for small to medium size businesses. EDGE was established as separate entity in January 2005. He serves as its president and CEO today.
Mr. Thomas and three associates acquired the Allison Division from the Cummins-Allison Corp in 1995 and established Allison Payment Systems, LLC. In 2001, the interests of the three associates were sold to the current executive management team. Mr. Thomas currently serves as chairman of the Board of Managers.
Joe married Betty, his high school sweetheart and they have been married for 56 years. They have four sons, two of whom hold key senior management roles in the company. An avid golfer, he and Betty have traveled extensively in search of new golfing challenges. In 2007 they built a retirement home in North Carolina and now winter there.
JOSEPH P. "JP" THOMAS
Chief Executive Officer
JP joined Allison Payment Systems, LLC in January of 1999 after spending 24 years in the computer industry. After serving as the Senior Vice President of Business Development from 1999 to 2001, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2005 and President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and 2007, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He currently holds that position and serves on the Board of Directors.
Previously, he was the country manager for Canada at Adaptec Corp, a high-end peripheral interface OEM supplier headquartered in Milpitas, California. Before that he was founder and President of Antares Technologies in Massachusetts. He also held senior Sales, Marketing and Division Management positions at Maxtor Corporation, Miniscribe Corporation and Control Data Corporation.
JP received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from New England College in New Hampshire and did MBA studies at Western New England College. JP also earned a Certificate in Executive Management from the Mendoza College of Business at The University of Notre Dame.
JP and his wife Cindy live in the greater Indianapolis area and just celebrated their 28th anniversary. He has a daughter, Meghann, a graduate of The College of William and Mary Law School and now an attorney in Virginia. He has lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, Colorado and Oklahoma during his career. JP is an avid golfer and served as the President of The Country Club of Indianapolis from 2006-2008. He is a musician, wine collector, skier and sometimes runner (not necessarily in that order).
"Allison Payment Systems, LLC has been and continues to be, one the finest experiences of my professional life. This team continues to grow, improve and prosper, serving as proof that hard work, diligence, tenacity and teamwork can propel an organization to success. Each APS team member is committed to driving the company's "mission" of creating "ecstatic" customers, through superior products, service and quality." JP Thomas (2009)
ROBERT V. BOLES
Vice President Finance
Mr. Boles joined Allison Payment Systems, LLC in September of 1986 as an accountant. He was delegated the responsibility of creating a financial accounting department for Chicago based Cummins-Allison Corp, the former owner. Bob was instrumental in the implementation of the financial accounting system that is in use by the company today. Accordingly, he advanced from his initial assignment and was promoted to vice president of finance in 1997. Recently, Bob joined four of his fellow executives in becoming part owners of APS.
Mr. Boles graduated from Murray State University in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration.
Bob enjoys playing golf and is active in his church.
BRADLEY E. TURNER
Vice President Technical Services
Mr. Turner joined Allison Payment Systems, LLC in January of 1989. Prior to joining APS, Mr. Turner spent 4 years in the US Navy stationed in Guam and Memphis, Tennessee. While in Memphis, Mr. Turner was employed by Commerce General Corp for three years. He was then hired by Citicorp Information Resources where he spent 10 years in the Computer Programming and Operation areas.
During his tenure at APS, Mr. Turner has gone from System Programmer to VP of Information Technology. Mr. Turner has been a major contributor in switching the company from a wholly IBM Mainframe-based processing company to a distributed-based processing company using a mixture of Servers and Workstations. This has allowed APS to incorporate leading edge technology into its products and manufacturing process while continuing to be a leader in the Payment Systems industry.
He and his wife Denise have 4 children and 1 Grandchild and all live in the greater Indianapolis area. Mr. Turner enjoys woodworking, golfing, and the traditional family gatherings.
KEVIN W. THOMAS
Sales and Marketing
Mr. Thomas has been with Allison Payment Systems since October of 1988 when he joined the sales force as a regional account executive for the Midwest Region. Kevin is a 1987 graduate of Western Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Marketing.
He moved to Indianapolis in October of 1990 and has seen his roles range from marketing manager to national sales manager and national account manager, in addition to his selling activities. In the last 13 years he has been instrumental in converting APS from a single dimensional coupon payment book provider into a multi-faceted, full service print, mail and digital services provider.
Kevin has retained his minority investor status in APS, and he is now vice president of sales and marketing. In this capacity, he has responsibility for sales force management, national accounts and the oversight of market development. He is also responsible for managing the statement product line.
Married to his wife Susan for 18 years, they have two children, Erin and Katie. An avid golfer since grade school, Kevin introduced the game to Susan and his daughters. He coaches his daughter's kickball (yes, kickball) and volleyball teams and is heavily involved in coordinating those activities for the parish. He and his wife are active in their local catholic parish in both the church and school. They currently reside in Brownsburg, IN.
DALE J. ELAND
Vice President Manufacturing Services
Mr. Eland has been with Allison Payment Systems, LLC since 1981. He joined Cummins Allison after leaving Western Electric when AT&T closed their Indianapolis facility. During his employment with the company, he has held positions ranging from an entry level Machine Operator, Shift Supervisor, Plant Manager to his current position as Vice President of Manufacturing Services.
Mr. Eland holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis and enjoys community service, golf, and automobile restoration.
Mr. Eland and his wife have two children.
JERRY S. MCNULTY
Jerry joined Allison Payment Systems, LLC in March of 2000 after spending 22 years in the health care insurance industry. With a broad background in operational support functions, he was selected to be on a team to create a new start-up company focusing on printing, mailing and electronic communications to insurance consumers. Since joining APS, Jerry has focused on expanding the market share within the health care industry.
Previously, he was vice president of customer service at a subsidiary of FISERV, a nationally known transactional processor in the finance and health care industry, headquartered in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Before that he was vice president and part of the original team of the start- up company, AdminaStar Communication, wholly owned by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Jerry attended Indiana University at Indianapolis and has earned several industry certifications throughout his career.
He and his wife, Jacque, raised 4 children in the Indianapolis area and are active in care for the elderly and marriage preparation counseling. Free time is spent being active in several church and community events and being the historian of our family roots.