Diebold hires/promotes


Diebold, Inc. has just announced two key changes in its corporate leadership team.  The North Canton, Ohio—based security company has hired Alex Brown as VP, corporate strategy and development, according to a recent press release.


Diebold also announced the promotion of Scott Angelo, most recently VP and chief security officer at the company, to VP and chief information officer.


“Brown will be responsible for helping Diebold identify and consummate successful corporate growth strategies and investments with an emphasis on acquisitions and strategic partnerships,” the release said.

It said that Angelo “will be responsible for leading and overseeing the operations of Diebold's global information technology organization. He will also retain oversight of the company's information and global risk and security operations.”

Thomas Swidarski, Diebold president and CEO, said the company is pleased to have Brown on its team.

“Our company has definitive needs and aggressive goals from a growth perspective, and Alex's extensive management and advisory experience in corporate and business strategy will be invaluable moving forward in our development efforts,” Swidarski said in a statement.

He said of Angelo: “Scott has played an integral role in building our world-class information security organization, and he possesses a refined knowledge of information systems and processes. Scott's experience at Diebold and diverse background in security, IT systems and processes will drive improvements crucial to maintaining a successful IT organization.”

The release stated that Brown most recently served as a partner at Marakon, an executive management-consulting firm based in Chicago.  In addition, according to Diebold, he has held management and consultancy positions at Huron Consulting Group, Axeleration Inc., and A.T. Kearney Inc., and held leadership positions in the U.S. Army from 1990-1992.

Angelo joined Diebold in 2006 as vice president and chief information security officer, the release said. According to the company, he previously held security management positions with Ernst & Young LLP, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1986 through 2001.