Aligned Energy names Michael Coleman

Aligned Energy names Michael Coleman as global head of design and delivery

21 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Aligned Energy, a provider of data centre solutions, has named Michael Coleman as its global head of design and delivery.

In his new role, based in San Francisco, Coleman is responsible for the development and construction of Aligned’s data centre campuses, overseeing the alignment of its performance with the supply chain methodology as well as meeting the company’s 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 centres,” said Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “With over 20 years of expertise leading high-impacting data centre 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 joining Aligned, Coleman served as head of global data centre operations at Google, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations across all of the company’s data centre campuses, as well as edge sites and points of presence (PoPs). Before this he served as vice president of global data centre construction and operations at Yahoo! During this time, he was responsible for managing data centre engineering and delivery teams in executing the company’s global strategies, which included the development and construction of cutting-edge data centres. Earlier on in his career, Coleman worked as operations manager for the data centre division of CEI, Group president of the NW region of a leading electrical engineering and construction company as well as 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,” added Coleman. “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 standardisation, scale, prefabrication and simplicity, to ensure that our customers are able to achieve speed-to-market and scale with minimal exposure to risk.”