Aligned Energy appoints Billie Haggard as SVP of operations

24 June 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Aligned Energy, a data centre solutions provider, announces the appointment of Billie Haggard as senior vice president of operations.

Haggard is now responsible for spearheading the company’s data centre performance optimisation and well as ensuring operational and professional excellence through the management of mission-critical operations, personnel and vendor relationships. In addition, he will tasked with anticipating market direction to keep facilities up-to-date.

“As Aligned continues its fast-growth trajectory, we’re excited to expand our executive team with an industry leader and catalyst for operational excellence,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “With nearly 20 years of experience driving successful operational groups within the data centre industry, Billie will champion key initiatives that ensure Aligned’s mission-critical infrastructure maintains the highest industry standard for operational excellence as well as the unparalleled service that customers have come to expect.”

Prior to joining Aligned, Haggard served as operations director for a global leader in facility and asset management, where he was responsible for all aspects of management, operations, maintenance and training for over three million square feet of data centre space and 200 personnel.

He has also served in leadership positions with Critical Solutions Group (CSG), Microsoft Data Center Delivery Group and CoreSite Realty Corporation. Haggard began his career as a nuclear machinist mate, safety officer and critical maintenance manager in the US Navy.

“I’m thrilled to contribute to the growth of a company that is redefining how data centres are built and operated through the evolution and further enhancement of operational processes across Aligned’s data centre portfolio. It is great to be part of a data centre provider that is more than a real estate company and has a strong commitment to organizational excellence through its people,” added Haggard.