Dalton began in "Data Processing" at the Marine National Exchange Bank, and when John Kelly, Dave Herzer, and Ron Frary left MNXB to found the Midland National Bank, Dalton came along and started Midland Data Processing, which was the IT support for the Bank. Over the next dozen years, Midland Data became a very large service bureau in its own right with the development of a package of savings-and-loan IT services for savings, checking, and mortgage loans.
Midland Data Processing did not disappear when the Midland Bank foundered; rather, it became an independent entity, eventually becoming FiServ.
It is noteworthy that FiServ, M&I Data, and Deluxe Data--the three largest bank-IT service bureaus (with Deluxe serving as 'the switch' for TYME/debit cards) were all in Milwaukee.
Dalton was, as the newsbrief indicates, an enormously likeable man who liked everybody. He also developed a lot of young talents.
He's a legend.
In the Good Old Days, "online" (real-time) processing was hot. Naturally, Dalton's boyzzz had a package for that, but there was one problem: repeaters. Repeaters were absolutely necessary for online processing, but weren't being built nearly fast enough for the demand, which was off-the-charts.
So when Dalton traveled to the usual business conventions, he'd scour the closets of banks in whatever town he was in, looking for "spare and lonely" repeaters--which found their way into the Midland Data Processing network. (The check was in the mail, of course.)