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Thomas Swidarski was Diebold's top exec from 2005 to January 2013. It wasn't an easy job.
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A Fresh Start
Swidarski took over as CEO in December, 2005 after a decade at the company and two months as its president and chief operating officer. He took over Diebold from Walden W. O'Dell (pictured), who resigned after struggling earnings that prompted a major restructuring.