NORTH CANTON, Ohio – After nearly 40 years in the security industry and as part of Diebold, Incorporated, Bradley J. Stephenson is retiring from his current post as leader of the company’s security division. Diebold is conducting a national search to identify a replacement for Stephenson. Kevin Engelhardt, vice president, security operations, has been tapped by the company to serve as interim vice president, security solutions.
Stephenson joined Diebold in 1973 and during his tenure has been part of the significant evolution of the company’s security business. He has served in a variety of senior management and technical positions, including general manager of physical security, card systems, fire services, Nexus Software and the original equipment manufacturer division. He led the company’s electronic security division from 1996 to 1999, developing security solutions to meet the needs of financial services, retail and higher education clients. Appointed to his current role in 2009, Stephenson’s retirement will be effective in December.
"Throughout his career with Diebold, Brad has done an outstanding job serving in leadership positions in both our ATM and security groups," said Charles E. Ducey Jr., executive vice president, North America operations. "Most recently, as vice president of the security division, Brad was involved with several multimillion dollar, complex and highly visible projects in the enterprise security space, as well as in the government market. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best in his retirement."
Engelhardt joined Diebold in 2004 via the company’s acquisition of New York’s Antar-Com, Inc. In his operations role, Engelhardt is responsible for the business operations of electronic security solutions in North America for all vertical markets. He has managed and executed a multitude of successful project implementations, including those underway at World Trade Center (WTC) Tower 4 and the WTC Transportation Hub. He has also managed purchasing, warehouse operations, contract administration and finance activities.
In his current role, Engelhardt will be responsible for leading Diebold’s security business, with a focus on large-scale enterprise security sales and installations. He will also continue to lead all security- related application and project engineering teams, as well as Diebold’s government, retail and event monitoring security business efforts.
"Kevin’s experience and knowledge of security integration, construction management and support and managed services will be key to our continued success during this transition," Ducey said. "Already, Kevin has played an integral role in helping Diebold drive the next generation of security, transforming systems integration through a strong focus on security services."