ATM industry veteran dies

LeRoy Huntimer receives the 2016 ATMIA Outstanding Service Award, presented by Tom Harper, founding director of Networld Media Group and ATMIA board director.

LeRoy Huntimer, a respected veteran of the ATM industry, died of Glioblastoma Multiforme cancer on Dec. 9. He was 56.

Well-known throughout the ATM industry, Huntimer was an active member and respected voice on many ATM Industry Association committees, including the Governmental Relations Committee, Independent ATM Deployers, Sponsoring Financial Institutions, and the U.S. Regional Board. His dedication won him multiple awards including the 2016 and 2018 ATMIA Outstanding Service Awards for his work at MetaBank, Sioux Falls, S.D., and his support of ATMIA’s stateside services.  

“LeRoy always had the best interests of independent ATM operators as a priority,” said David Tente, U.S. executive director of the ATM Industry Association. “Whether it be new options for vault cash or support of our legislative advocacy efforts, he never stopped looking for new ways to help the industry.”

After graduating from the University of South Dakota, Huntimer began a career at Citi Bank in Sioux Falls, working in ACH and as a manager in customer service. After nearly 25 years, he left Citi to pursue a different career in the ATM business. Most recently he was senior vice president, sponsorship services with PB&T Bank in Pueblo, Colo.

“LeRoy’s time at PB&T proved to be invaluable,” said Susan Moore, senior relationship manager for sponsorship services at the bank. “He brought his knowledge and forethought to an ever-changing payment environment that will remain with us for a long time to come. We will miss you LeRoy.”