MILPITAS, Calif. — Virtual Power Systems (VPS) appointed power and data center leader Dave Johnson to its board of directors.

“We’re excited to welcome Dave to our board,” said Peter Gross, board chairman, VPS. “His extensive power, data center, and product development experience will be a great asset as we accelerate customer adoption of our ground-breaking software-defined power solutions. Our ability to unlock stranded power capacity in data centers is a real game-changer for the industry. We welcome the expertise and leadership that Dave brings us as we pursue helping data center operators and cloud providers better provision electrical power and energy storage to increase uptime, save costs, and reduce environmental impact.”

Johnson is the former CEO of UPS manufacturer APC by Schneider Electric. Over the last three decades, he has held numerous leadership roles at APC and Schneider in sales, marketing, and product development. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated strong strategic leadership and a passion for innovative ways of doing things. Believing that strong teams are the key to success, Johnson has managed teams of more than 6,000 people. 

“VPS is driving software-defined power solutions to pursue one of the biggest opportunities with data centers and edge infrastructure: stranded power capacity,” Johnson said. “For decades, we overprovisioned data centers as we planned for the worst-case scenario. VPS has found ways to help data center and edge customers to build what they need and then get the most from that investment through [its] innovative Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE) platform. I’m excited to join the board and be part of the VPS journey.”