Aligned Energy has announced the appointment of Jay Forester to senior vice president of platform delivery and technical operations. Forester’s leadership will play a pivotal role in executing Aligned Energy’s mission to engineer rapidly deployable, adaptive, efficient and responsive data center ecosystems that continuously improve economic and environmental performance.

With over 40 years of demonstrated data center design and construction experience on behalf of both emerging and large-scale providers, Forester will be responsible for ensuring the seamless migration and deployment of high-density, variable client workloads to deliver uninterrupted connectivity and efficient operation. He will also work closely with Aligned Energy’s leadership to develop and bring to market adaptive, intelligent infrastructure solutions that scale on-demand and optimize resource allocation. His experience and skills will further enhance the momentum of expansion the company is currently experiencing.

“Throughout his extensive and very impressive career, Jay has established a strong and successful track record of leading complex facility developments while managing advanced technological systems with unequivocal ease,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “As we look to continue to grow and expand our world-class team, Jay’s expertise will be critical in further establishing a data center environment for our clients that adapts and transforms with the digital economy.”

Forester most recently served as senior vice president of product delivery at Compass Datacenters, coordinating and overseeing all facets of property and data center facility development. Prior to joining Compass Datacenters, Forester held a five-year tenure as vice president of construction in North America at Digital Realty Trust, where he led the U.S.-based Design and Construction Departments under the chief technology officer.

Currently operating out of Aligned Energy’s Plano headquarters, Forester holds a Master’s degree in Business and Commerce from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.