updated 10/18/2010 3:46:17 PM ET 2010-10-18T19:46:17

ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, is pleased to announce that Ms. Karen Sammon has joined its executive team as the Senior Vice President of Operations. As an accomplished executive, Sammon brings a wealth of operating experience and professional expertise to CBORD®. In her role at CBORD, Sammon will be responsible for the company operations supporting CBORD's card systems, housing systems, food and nutrition management solutions, and integrated security product lines. Additionally, she will oversee CBORD's procurement, installation, customer support, and client relations teams.

Before joining CBORD, Sammon was an executive with PAR Tech, Inc., a public company providing hardware, software, and service offerings in the point-of-sale market. At PAR, she served in a variety of roles, including Chief Product and Strategy Officer, President of the PAR Software Solutions Division, and Corporate Counsel/Director of Investor Relations. A lawyer by education, Sammon is admitted by the bar in the states of Illinois and New York.

"We are excited about welcoming Karen Sammon to the CBORD team," said Max Steinhardt, Chief Operating Officer at CBORD. "Karen has in-depth experience developing, delivering, and supporting hardware and software solutions specifically for our target markets. Her demonstrated strong focus on customer needs fits in perfectly with CBORD's client-driven business philosophy."

Sammon received her BA from Colgate University, followed by her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an Executive Education degree from Harvard Business School. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Penn State University's School of Hospitality, as well as the "Real World" Program at Colgate University's Technology Strategies for the Hospitality Industry. Sammon will be based at CBORD's corporate headquarters in Ithaca, NY.

"Our strategy is straightforward: Improve CBORD's operating effectiveness and increase the focus on growing and strengthening our company. With Karen Sammon on the executive team, we can increase our capability to provide state-of-the-art technologies for our clients, backed by industry leading support and service," said Tim Tighe, President at CBORD.

About The CBORD Group, Inc.

The CBORD Group serves colleges and universities, corporations, healthcare facilities, chain restaurants, supermarkets, and a host of other market segments. CBORD's products are used in campus ID card privilege control, access control, integrated security, housing services, food service, catering, nutrition services, online ordering, and other institution-wide activities. Founded in 1975, The CBORD Group serves more than 6,000 clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia. To learn more about CBORD, visit www.cbord.com.

The CBORD Group, Inc. operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company and is a constituent of the Fortune 1000, the Russell 1000, and the S&P 500 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency, and research/medical applications.

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