Diebold, Incorporated elected to its Board of Directors Eric J. Roorda, president of Procomp Amazonia Industria Eletronica, S.A., a subsidiary of Diebold. Roorda and three of his colleagues founded Procomp in 1985 where he served as president. He has remained president since 1999 when Diebold acquired the company.
Procomp is the leading company in the banking automation market in Brazil and also plays an important role in the markets of retail automation and electoral automation. The company employs nearly 3,300 employees and operates more than 150 service locations throughout Brazil.
Roorda has more than 20 years experience in information technology, focusing mainly on bank automation. He has been involved in banking automation since the inception of the ATM in Brazil and has helped shape its direction. Prior to founding Procomp, Roorda held Information technology positions at INPE, Celepar, Universidade Federal do Parana and SID Informatica.
Roorda is a native of Brazil, and currently resides in Sao Paulo. In adding Roorda, the Board increased its number of directors from 10 to 11.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self- service delivery systems and services. Diebold employs more than 10,000 associates with representation in more than 80 countries worldwide and headquarters in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenue of $1.7 billion in 2000 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DBD.’ For more information, visit the company’s Web site at [www.diebold.com] .