Diebold eliminates COO position
Diebold announced this week that is has eliminated the position of chief operating officer as part of a senior leadership restructuring effort.
As a result, George S. Mayes Jr., executive vice president and COO, is no longer with the company. Mayes, 56, joined Diebold in January 2005 as vice-president, global manufacturing, and was named COO in January 2013.
“George played a key role during the leadership transition in 2013 and helped me establish a strong foundation for the future of our company,” said Andy W. Mattes, Diebold president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “We wish him all the best in the next step in his career.”
The company says that, as a result of an increased emphasis on services and software, it is implementing “a more distributed leadership model at the senior level — allowing more decisions to be made closer to the customer — while leveraging new systems and processes to foster a sound global control environment.”
“It’s important that we continue to simplify our decision-making processes as we progress through our Diebold 2.0 transformation,” Mattes said. “We’ve developed a strong bench of accomplished leaders with relevant experience that gives me confidence we have the right composition to succeed in becoming a more services-led, software-enabled company.”