Aligned Energy continues to build its executive team with industry veterans. Aligned announced today that Michael Coleman will join the company as Global Head of Design and Delivery.
Coleman previously served as Head of Global Data Center Operations at Google, where he directed day-to-day hardware operations across the company’s data center campuses and edge infrastructure. Prior to joining Google, Coleman managed the global data center engineering and delivery teams for Yahoo.
Coleman will oversee the development and construction of Aligned’s data center campuses, including its supply chain. As DCF recently noted, Aligned is focused on innovation in its supply chain and construction operations, perceiving an opportunity to work with hyperscale tenants in new ways.
“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,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “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.”
Coleman cited Aligned’s focus on innovation and a “culture deeply rooted in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.”
“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,” said Coleman. “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.”
Coleman’s appointment is the latest in a series of executive hires for Aligned, which is adding capacity across its campuses in Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Ashburn, Virginia. In June, Billie Haggard joined Aligned as Senior VP of Operations, with experience at CoreSite and Microsoft.
Aligned Energy focuses on efficiency and energy use in its wholesale and build-to-scale data center solutions.