Sheila Rutt was named vice president, chief human resources officer for Diebold, Incorporated in April 2005. Bringing a progressive blend of creative and operational strengths, Rutt is responsible for managing human resource initiatives across the company, providing leadership for domestic and international programs for Diebold’s more than 17,000 employees.
She joined Diebold in October 2000 as director of organizational development and was subsequently promoted to vice president, human resources, for Diebold North America, and in 2002 to vice president, global human resources.
Prior to joining Diebold, Rutt held various human resource positions, including director of human resources for LuK Inc., in Wooster, Ohio.
She frequently serves as a guest lecturer at Akron and Walsh Universities and is a member of both the Global Management Center Executive Advisory Board at Brigham Young University and the Advisory Board of the Division of Business and Economics at Walsh University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society for Human Resource Management and is an ad hoc reviewer for the Human Resource Management Journal. Rutt also serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Stark County.
Rutt is a native of Millersburg, Ohio. She holds master’s and doctorate’s degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and a master of business administration from Walsh University in Canton, Ohio.