Aligned CEO Andrew Schaap Named to D CEO’s “Dallas 500” List

Aligned is proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Schaap, was named to D CEO’s annual list of the 500 most influential business leaders in Dallas. The Dallas 500 celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas from more than 60 business categories. Produced by the editors of D CEO, the Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make Dallas-Fort Worth’s economy tick.

Headquartered in Plano, TX, we are a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers.  Founded on the premise of solving the world’s toughest challenges associated with data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage, our platform is focused on helping companies deliver greater business value with less costly energy and infrastructure resources. Our cooling technology requires up to 80% less power and up to 85% less water, with the ability to run waterless as required, significantly reducing points of failure and lowering the cost of infrastructure by up to 40%.

Andrew’s mission is to make critical data center infrastructure in Dallas and across the U.S. adaptive and efficient enough to enable customers to future-proof their data center environments, while mitigating their environmental impact and achieving a noticeable business advantage. Our customers are able to deploy infrastructure quickly, initiating at one density profile and scaling up to 50 kW per rack without disruption or significant CapEx investment, all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). It was this mission and capability that earned Andrew the nomination to the Dallas 500.

“I am honored to be named among the most influential business leaders in Dallas,” said Schaap. “Dallas is a region that is constantly raising the bar for the technology industry.  With that, this accolade is a testament to my commitment in enabling Aligned to become the data center change agent for adaptability and sustainability, both in Dallas as well as on the global stage.”

Dallas 500 2019 honorees attended an exclusive reception at The Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas on November 4.


Michael Coleman, Global Head of Design and Delivery, Aligned, USA

Published by: DE Newsroom PUBLISHED: 23:11, 5 November, 2019 UPDATED: 17:52, 5 November, 2019

Coleman is responsible for the development and construction of Aligned’s data centre campuses, ensuring alignment of performance with the Company’s standardised supply chain methodology as well as design, efficiency and operational objectives.

Prior to Aligned, Coleman served as Head of Global Data Centre Operations at Google, where he directed day-to-day hardware operations across all of the company’s data centre campuses, as well as edge sites and Points of Presence (PoPs).

Before Google, Coleman was the Vice President, Global Data Centre Construction and Operations at Yahoo!.

Aligned prides itself on reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate its data centre solutions.

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