Technology that
always delivers

Monday, August 04, 2003
Blackstone Names Michael D. Acton President
Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, announced today Michael D. Acton has been named President of Blackstone. As President, Acton will direct overall company strategy and continue to position Blackstone as the leader of the prepaid industry. Acton previously served as Blackstone’s general manager, developing and managing Blackstone’s long-term goals and objectives which have enabled Blackstone’s rapid growth and expansion over the past several years. According to Luis Arias, Blackstone’s Founder & CEO, “Mike has been a tremendous asset to Blackstone over the past four years. He has successfully managed the day to day operations of the company as we have grown from less than 100 employees to over 250 employees; he developed and implemented long-term goals which have resulted in the diversification of our product offering from solely prepaid calling cards to include a host of prepaid products (cellular, gift, traffic academy, flowers, newspaper subscriptions and prescriptions) POS terminals, merchant services & credit card processing, interactive kiosks and vending machines. Our ongoing growth is a direct reflection of Mike’s leadership; I am thrilled to name him Blackstone’s President.” A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services through over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential – from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks – Blackstone offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590. Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.