DALLAS (August 20, 2019) – Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise and managed service providers, announces the appointment of Michael Coleman as Global Head of Design and Delivery. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Coleman is responsible for the development and construction of Aligned’s data center campuses, ensuring alignment of performance with the Company’s standardized supply chain methodology as well as best-in-class design, efficiency and operational objectives.
“Michael’s addition bolsters our team’s extensive experience architecting critical infrastructure solutions and serves as a key step in growing our portfolio of adaptable, sustainable and scalable data centers,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned. “With over 20 years of expertise leading high-impacting data center projects across industry leaders such as Google and Yahoo!, Michael brings a unique dual perspective to Aligned that ensures our approach to design and delivery meets the requirements of our customers today, and tomorrow.”
Prior to Aligned, Coleman served as Head of Global Data Center Operations at Google, where he directed day-to-day hardware operations across all of the company’s data center campuses, as well as edge sites and Points of Presence (PoPs). Before Google, Coleman was the Vice President, Global Data Center Construction and Operations at Yahoo!, where he was responsible for managing and supervising data center engineering and delivery teams in the execution of global data center strategies, including the development and construction of cutting-edge data centers. His earlier career encompassed serving as Operations Manager, Data Center Division at CEI, Group President – NW Region at a leading electrical engineering and construction firm, and Group / Project Executive at Cochran, Inc.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work alongside a team of industry experts and experienced leaders, whose successes are further underpinned by world-class technology and a culture deeply rooted in corporate social responsibility and sustainability,” adds Michael Coleman, Global Head of Design and Delivery at Aligned. “In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing technology landscape, our customers must balance the pressing need of availability against the potential downside of overbuilding infrastructure every day. I look forward to leveraging our advanced supply chain methodology based on standardization, scale, prefabrication and simplicity, to ensure that our customers are able to achieve speed-to-market and scale with minimal exposure to risk.”
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