Aligned Energy announces the appointment of Phill Lawson-Shanks as chief development officer. In this new role, Lawson-Shanks will be responsible for the management of revenue generation and profitability objectives, as well as championing key marketing and communications activities aimed at maximizing new business development.

“Phill has more than 25 years of experience identifying new opportunities for further growth of leading data center infrastructure, network architecture, and cloud solutions in the U.S. and abroad,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Energy. “His wide range of experience and wealth of expertise are tremendous assets to the entire Aligned Energy team and instrumental in helping to drive our development objectives.”

Prior to joining Aligned Energy, Lawson-Shanks served as chief innovation officer at EdgeConneX, where he was instrumental in driving strategies focused on creating the next generation of network edge-based data centers for the digital content ecosystem. Throughout his career, Lawson-Shanks has also served in numerous senior executive level positions at Virtacore, Alcatel-Lucent, Savvis (now CenturyLink Technology Solutions), and MCI (now Verizon Digital Media Services). He currently holds eight active technology patents.

“A new breed of data centers is required to keep up with the demands we are all placing on the services these facilities support,” remarks Lawson-Shanks. “I am very pleased to join the Aligned Energy team and contribute to the growth of efficient, adaptable critical infrastructure required to facilitate the very platforms we rely on to navigate our personal and professional lives.”