Tom Swidarski, Diebold Inc.'s president and CEO, is leaving the company after its board decided to pursue new leadership, the ATM maker announced today. He is also leaving its board of directors.

Diebold has not chosen a permanent CEO to replace Swidarski. George S. Mayes Jr., Diebold's executive vice president of global operations, has become its chief operating officer, a new position. Mayes reports to Henry D.G. Wallace, executive chairman of Diebold's board. Mayes will handle daily operations and Wallace will handle oversight of the company until a new CEO is hired.

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