June 07, 2013

Canton, Ohio-based ATM manufacturer Diebold announced today it has appointed former HP executive Andy Mattes as the company's new president and CEO. Mattes was also named a board director, and will assume his leadership role with the company effective immediately.

Mattes replaces Tom Swidarski, who stepped down this year after 17 years with the company, including the past seven as its chief executive.

Mattes has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology and telecommunications industries - primarily with HP and Siemens AG. Mattes joined HP as chief sales officer of the Technology Solutions Group in 2006, and from 2006 to 2011, he held a series of senior leadership positions with HP, including overseeing the company's outsourcing and applications services business. His most recent position at HP was senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Services for the Americas. In this role, Mattes oversaw 40,000 employees and was responsible for approximately $10 billion in revenue, according to Diebold.

Prior to that, Mattes spent the majority of his career at Siemens, based in Munich, Germany, holding a variety of senior leadership positions from 1985 to 2005, culminating in his role as CEO of that company.

"We are very pleased to have Andy on board to lead Diebold as we work to transform the company to one driven by software and services-oriented technology," said Henry D.G. Wallace, Diebold executive chairman of the board, in a prepared statement. "He is an experienced leader with a proven track record of generating sustainable, profitable growth through effective execution and strategic leadership -- particularly in a global software and services environment."

[See Also: Longtime Diebold CEO Swidarski Out After 17 Years]

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