MBNA America purchased Southwestern States Bankcard Association (SSBA) in the late 1980s and eventually grew to become one of the largest credit card processing organizations in North America. MBNA America was acquired by Bank of America in 2006.
ARCO (Atlantic Richfield) Oil & Gas was headquartered in the ARCO Tower in downtown Dallas since August of 1983. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, ARCO sold the building in the mid 1990 as recommended by auditors.
Fina Oil & Chemicals US, a division of American Petrofina, was located in the Campbell Center North Tower on the southeast corner of Central Expressway and Northwest Highway in Dallas, TX. Many know of the twin gold towers from the opening credits of the TV series Dallas.
International Business Machines (IBM), one of the largest companies in the computer industry, provided the foundation for my software career up to the turn of the millenium and beyond.