Diebold Nixdorf announces the promotion of Patricia A. Lang to vice president, chief people officer

Diebold Nixdorf announces the promotion of Patricia A. Lang to vice president, chief people officer


NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) today (23 October 2017) announced that Patricia A. Lang has been promoted to vice president, chief people officer. She will be responsible for leading all employee-focused initiatives and human resource operations affecting Diebold Nixdorf’s 24,000 people globally. She will report to Andy W. Mattes, Diebold Nixdorf president and chief executive officer, and is based at the company’s headquarters in North Canton.

“Patty’s experience and in-depth knowledge in all facets of human resource functions, including the integration of complex, multicultural companies, makes her a perfect fit to lead our employee-focused efforts,” said Mattes. “Culture and talent are key pillars in our DN2020 multi-year transformation program, and Patty will help strengthen our commitment to create and sustain a collaborative environment in which our employees can thrive.”

Lang joined Diebold, Incorporated in 2012 to lead the company’s global rewards, human resources information systems (HRIS) and people analytics organizations. Prior to joining Diebold, Lang worked at Mylan N.V., where she held various roles including the HR lead on M&A activities, with responsibility for all HR-related activity including counsel to the company’s CEO and president. She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and related fields, successfully holding various leadership positions in human resources operations and consulting at companies such as Alcoa, Mercer, Conduent and Cigna.

Lang is a native of Washington, Pa., and has residences in the Pittsburgh and North Canton areas. She received a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in business administration with a concentration in Information Technology & Management. She also holds various certifications in human capital management, mergers and acquisitions, global employee benefits, manufacturing business systems and the Toyota Production System.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

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Wendy’s Chief People Officer Scott Weisberg to leave the Company; Coley O’Brien to succeed

Scott Weisberg Expected to be Succeeded by Coley O’Brien After Effective Transition of Duties

DUBLIN, Ohio, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) announced today (Oct. 6, 2017) that Chief People Officer Scott Weisberg intends to leave the Company once he completes an effective transition process over the next several months. After a successful tenure with Wendy’s® that started in 2012, Weisberg is expected to transition his responsibilities in the first quarter of 2018 to Coley O’Brien, currently Vice President of Human Resources. Subject to final Board approval, O’Brien is expected to succeed Weisberg in the Chief People Officer role and join the senior leadership team reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor. O’Brien joined the Company in 2007 as National Director of Operations Training, and has been successively promoted through Operations and Human Resources leadership roles over the past 10 years.

“Scott Weisberg has been an architect of the growth and success of our organization over the last five years,” said Penegor. “He was one of the first people hired by former CEO Emil Brolick as the Company embarked on the brand transformation that has resulted in multiple years of same restaurant sales growth, a highly relevant consumer-facing brand, and an employee and franchise community that is stronger and more engaged than ever. We are grateful for Scott’s many contributions to that success, particularly the development of more sophisticated people capabilities and processes that have been critical to our growth.”

“At the same time, I am highly confident in our succession plans and will be pleased to welcome Coley O’Brien to my leadership team next year. Coley has played an integral role in key initiatives such as System Optimization with the successful transfer of talent and organizational capability as the Company refranchised the majority of its restaurants. His leadership of our field operations training organization has transformed and modernized our learning systems, delivering customized programs for the 250,000 Wendy’s crew members, managers and multi-unit operators who bring the Wendy’s vision to life every day for customers in more than 6,500 restaurants.”

The Company expects that Weisberg will remain with the Company through March of 2018. Pending final Board approval, the Company expects that O’Brien will assume the Chief People Officer duties in early 2018, ensuring a smooth transition of responsibilities through the year-end 2017 reporting period.

About The Wendy’s Company 
The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes approximately 6,500 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 30 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.

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SOURCE: The Wendy’s Company