Some of the first Diebold customers placed in those new data centers — one of which is located directly on Verizon's fiber optic network in the Lone Star State — went live in September.
Also in September, Diebold acquired Gas Tecnologia, a Brazilian internet banking, online payment and mobile banking security company that protects nearly 70% of the country's internet banking transactions. But this has not turned out as hoped.
“We continue to see ongoing activity delays in the Brazil business,” the company said in a press release announcing its preliminary fourth quarter earnings.
Diebold's executive chairman of the board of directors, Henry D.G. Wallace, will assume regular oversight of the company until a new CEO is hired. He's a former group vice president and chief financial officer of automaker Ford.
The company also said that it has promoted George S. Mayes, Jr. to its newly created position of chief operating officer. He was previously an executive vice president in charge of global operations at the company.
Swidarski was not made available to comment for this story.
Diebold will report its end-of-year results on Feb. 12.