Felix Gonzales joins Diebold

Gonzales named VP of strategic initiatives and business development for company's electronic security business unit


NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated today announced that Felix Gonzales has been named vice president, strategic initiatives and business development, electronic security. In his new position, Gonzales will support the growth of Diebold's electronic security business through initiatives and programs that improve the customer's security and business operations, and enhance the customer experience in account management, project installation, support services, emergency monitoring and online hosted services, across all markets.

With more than 20 years of security and leadership experience, Gonzales comes to Diebold from Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS), a division of Stanley Black and Decker, where he most recently served as vice president, strategic initiatives and business development. Prior to his work at Stanley, he held the position of vice president national accounts sales for HSM. Gonzales started his career with Honeywell's security monitoring business where he held key leadership positions including regional director, director national accounts and business unit leader.

"We are very excited to have Felix join our team and I am confident in his ability to help lead the electronic security business," said Tony Byerly , executive vice president, electronic security, Diebold. "Felix's extensive security and leadership experience will be highly valuable and enable us to further build and strengthen our security competency in North America and expand the model globally."

Gonzales holds a master of business administration degree from Saint Mary's College of California and a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University.