"Mike brings a proven track record of Board level leadership and deep industry expertise to Bit Stew that positions our company for its next chapter of continued innovation, growth and global expansion." - Kevin Collins, CEO, Bit Stew
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
Bit Stew Systems, the creator of the market-leading platform for Software Defined Operations for the Industrial Internet is pleased to announce that Michael Allman joins the company as President & Chief Operating Officer. Kevin Collins maintains his role as Chief Executive Officer.
Mike Allman is a highly-accomplished CEO and Chairman, with extensive experience in growing, restructuring, and optimizing business strategies and operations for Fortune 300 corporations and top-tier consulting firms around the world.
“Mike brings a proven track record of Board level leadership and deep industry expertise to Bit Stew that positions our company for its next chapter of continued innovation, growth and global expansion,“ said Kevin Collins. “With his first-hand knowledge of the industry and leadership experience at the highest levels, and as demand increases for our unparalleled technology, Mike will focus on further expanding Bit Stew’s operations and delivery capabilities.”
Most recently, Mike has held a number of top executive positions with Sempra Energy, an $11 billion, energy services company. Mike’s most recent position was Chairman, President and CEO of Southern California Gas Company, the $4 billion, largest natural gas distribution company in the United States. He led his team in achieving record profits and a #1 ranking in customer service among large natural gas distribution companies. Prior to this role, Mike was President and CEO of Sempra Generation, a $2 billion electric generation enterprise. He holds approximately 15 years of management experience in the electric generation and energy industries, through various executive roles at Sempra.
Earlier in his career, Mike spent over a decade at The LEK/Alcar Consulting Group, and has held other business development and consulting roles in the U.S., Europe, and South Africa. A key influencer in the business community, Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies in the high technology and oil & gas sectors.
Mike will be based in southern California where Bit Stew serves major utility customers.
About Bit Stew Systems
Bit Stew Systems Inc. is the global leader in Software Defined Operations for the Industrial Internet. Built on the machine learning capabilities of its MIx Core™ platform that accelerates data integration at industrial scale, Bit Stew offers its customers in the utility and energy markets data-driven applications that provide a unified view of operations establishing a foundation for its customers to deploy powerful, turnkey analytics that visualize and optimize their operations and assets. Its flagship application, Grid Director™, works in concert with a utility’s underlying systems and assets, aggregating data from across the grid allowing IT and OT professionals to deploy personal, timely and relevant insights that all utility professionals can utilize at their desks, in the control room, or in the field. Incorporated in 2009, Bit Stew Systems is a venture-backed private company that is headquartered in Canada with offices in the USA, Australia and Europe. Bit Stew was named to the Gartner Cool Vendors in Energy & Utilities list for 2014 and the Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year - North American Service Solutions for Utilities. Learn more at http://www.bitstew.com. Follow us on Twitter: @BitStew.
Karen Dosanjh, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Bit Stew Systems