Diebold Appoints Merz As Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects
Career leader in technology strategy and marketing joins company from HP;
photo available at http://news.diebold.com/leadership/
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 25, 2013
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:
DBD) today announced that Stefan E. Merz has been appointed senior vice
president of strategic projects, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Merz will be
responsible for driving Diebold's transformation strategy, helping execute on
the company's previously disclosed multi-year realignment plan, and
identifying other areas of improvement that will drive future growth.
With executive-level experience in strategic development, business
intelligence, sales effectiveness and business transformation, Merz has a
proven record of driving results and improving profitability in large, global
"We are very pleased to have Stefan join the Diebold team," said Andy W.
Mattes, Diebold president and chief executive officer. "His experience and
collaborative approach to strategic planning is very relevant to our company's
needs at this point, and will be extremely influential in guiding Diebold's
future direction and help the company realize profitable growth."
Prior to joining Diebold, Merz held various leadership positions at
Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Group, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.,
where he most recently served as vice president of sales strategy and
operations. In this role, he was responsible for planning and optimizing sales
and field selling costs, compensation design and effectiveness and sales
productivity.Before his time at HP, Merz worked at Siemens AG, based in
Munich, Germany, most recently serving as vice president of strategy and
marketing. In this role, he was responsible for defining the organization's
enterprise services strategy and growth initiatives.
A native of Sindelfingen, Germany, Merz received a master's degree in
economics from the Universitat Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, and a
bachelor's degree in marketing and finance from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative
State University (DHBW) in Stuttgart, Germany.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative
self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has
approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton,
Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter:
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