Diebold: You've Got to Accentuate The Negative
from the shoulda-throught-that-one-through dept
Judging by all the bad press and controversy surrounding Diebold's election services, you might think they'd want to play up that the company primarily makes ATM machines. In fact it seems just the opposite. The company recently promoted Thomas W. Swidarski former head of the elections division to be their new CEO, after the former's abrupt resignation. So why of all people would they promote him? Not only was he at the head of their most controversial division, but he's also considered to be inexperienced. The most optimistic answer is that he is very familiar with the problem they're having (little things, like breaking election law), but since the problems arose under him, why do they think he's the best one to solve them? This looks like a rushed decision, and one that will further tarnish the company's reputation.