Thomas W. Swidarski
Thomas W. Swidarski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Diebold Inc. since October 2005, was named December 12, 2005, as Chief Executive Officer and was elected to the company's board of directors. He "will assume the role of chief executive officer in addition to his current duties as president and chief operating officer." Swidarski replaced Walden O'Dell who resigned December 12, 2005, effectively immediately.
Swidarski has previously "held several senior-level operational, marketing, strategic and business development positions within Diebold since joining the company in 1996. Prior to that, he held various management positions within the financial industry for nearly 20 years focusing on marketing, product management, retail bank profitability, branding and retail distribution. Swidarski was a senior executive at PNC Bank and several other leading financial institutions. He received a bachelor's degree in marketing and management at the University of Dayton (Ohio), and a master's degree in business management from Cleveland State University." 
- "Diebold Announces Management Changes. CEO O'Dell leaves company; Swidarski named CEO, Lauer named chairman; company reaffirms guidance," PR Newswire (Yahoo! Finance), December 12, 2005.