CHICAGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TechAmerica announced today several new appointments to its Midwest board of directors, encompassing a broad spectrum of the technology sector in the Midwest. "TechAmerica continues to be the leading advocacy organization representing the high-tech industry in Illinois, throughout the Midwest and across the United States," said T. Kendall Hunt, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), Co-Chair, TechAmerica Midwest. "We welcome the addition of our new Midwest Board members, look forward to their contributions, and welcome their support in strengthening TechAmerica and our impact on the local and national technology industry." Joining Mr. Hunt and Co-Chair Marty Singer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, PCTEL, Inc. on the TechAmerica Midwest Board are: John D. Yerger, III, President, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Diamond Technologies; Jim L. Kaput, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA); Peter J. Urbain, SVP, Partners, Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE); John Kinzer, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB); and Philip G. Franklin, VP Operations Support, CFO, and Treasurer, Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS). TechAmerica's Midwest Board supports the direction and strategic objectives for the organization in the Midwest Region and the organization's efforts to effectively represent the high-tech industry on state, federal and international public policy issues. "This group represents some of the most innovative companies in the U.S. and all are committed to supporting the mission of TechAmerica," said Marty Singer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), Co-Chairman, TechAmerica Midwest. "The diversity of companies and executives on our Midwest Board also reflect the broad product, service and advocacy offerings available through TechAmerica." TechAmerica Midwest also provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of resources, targeted programmatic and industry engagement opportunities, and drives several economic development and industry initiatives each year to attract and retain key talent and companies in the region. The Midwest Board regularly evaluates new products, services and affinity programs offered through the association to its members.