NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced Gregory S. Warder has been named vice president, chief contracting officer, leading Diebold's global commercial contracting teams. Warder will be responsible for providing direct supervision to business and legal leaders responsible for commercial negotiations. Additionally, he will assume a more active role in intellectual property strategy, end-to-end supply chain, and will be responsible for working to maintain a balance between corporate legal and compliance controls and business growth.
Warder most recently served as vice president, commercial agreements, where he was primarily focused on the North America market. In that position, he gained valuable experience, overseeing and participating in Diebold's customer-facing, contract negotiating teams and leading operational and process improvements in negotiation and contracting processes. Prior to that role, he served as senior corporate counsel in Diebold's legal department. Warder joined Diebold in 2001 as a buyer for the procurement organization.
"Greg's extensive experience with contract negotiations, and keen business and legal sense, and breadth of work with and understanding of internal and external customers' needs provide the ideal combination for this critical position," said Bradley C. Richardson, executive vice president and chief financial officer.Warder holds a juris doctorate degree from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, a master's degree in business administration from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in purchasing and supply chain management, and production and operations management from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is also a member of the Ohio Bar Association. About DieboldDiebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com or follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diebold_inc . High resolution photo of Warder: http://www.diebold.com/images/GregWarder.jpg Web-ready photo of Warder: http://www.diebold.com/images/GregWarder_lo.jpg SOURCE Diebold, Incorporated