Aligned Energy, a data center provider based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has just appointed Michael Coleman, as its Global Head of Design and Delivery. 

Prior to joining Aligned, Coleman served as Head of Global Data Center Operations at Google, where he directed daily hardware operations across the company’s data center campuses, edge infrastructure and Points of Presence (PoPs).

Before Google, Coleman had worked with Yahoo data centers, CEI and Cochran, Inc. At yahoo, he was Vice President of Global Data Center Construction and Operations, where Coleman managed and supervised data center engineering and delivery teams.

“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,” said Coleman, the new Global Head of Design and Delivery, Aligned Energy.

“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.”

Now with Aligned, Coleman is responsible for the development and construction of the company’s data center campuses, ensuring alignment of performance with the standardized supply chain methodology as well as 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,” 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.”

While the appointment of Coleman will speed up construction of campuses, Aligned is clearly working towards having a formidable executive team, and have achieved significant success. In June, the company welcomed Billie Haggard as its new Senior VP of Operations, with experience at CoreSite and Microsoft.