SAN BRUNO, Calif., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aditazz, Inc. today announced that it has appointed veteran executive Dan Pittard as CEO. Pittard takes the reins as the venture-backed company accelerates its drive to transform the practice of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) for the healthcare industry.
Aditazz was founded by three principals with deep expertise in architecture, semiconductor design and computer science, and received Series A funding from Artiman Ventures in late 2011. The company's premise is that the massive construction industry – and particularly complex healthcare construction – is in desperate need of innovation.
In response, Aditazz is reinventing the process and technology used to construct healthcare facilities. The company's innovations in design and simulation software as well as manufacturing techniques will result in buildings that are built faster, at less cost, with far greater flexibility, predictability and ultimately better healthcare outcomes – all while maintaining the highest degree of aesthetic and functional elegance.
"Aditazz's victory in Kaiser Permanente's 2012 'Small Hospital, Big Idea' competition over more than 100 traditional design firms shows that our approach is ready for real-life applications. It's time for us to scale-up," said Deepak Aatresh, co-founder of Aditazz. "Dan has the right combination of executional expertise and breadth of experience to help Aditazz accelerate growth and get to the next level. We're thrilled to have him on board."
Throughout his career, Pittard's has led and grown organizations in a diverse array of industries. He began his career in the construction industry, both in the U.S. and overseas. Later, he was a Partner with McKinsey & Company; a Group Vice President at Amoco Corp., where he oversaw four businesses with $8 billion in revenue; a Senior Vice President and General Manager at PepsiCo; and a Senior Vice President at Gateway Computer. Pittard holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in industrial management from Georgia Tech.
Pittard has had a long term interest in the architecture and building industries. He has overseen over $1 billion in construction transactions, and has been an investor in and a board member at several software companies serving the construction industry.
"Rarely in my career have I seen an industry as ripe for transformative innovation and a company as well-poised for growth as Aditazz is now," said Mr. Pittard. "This is an exceptional opportunity and I'm honored to be a part of such a creative and energetic team."
"Succeeding in a complex undertaking like Aditazz will require an integration mind-set and a very rich and diverse set of experiences at the top leadership level. Dan brings exactly that skill set to our leadership team," said Ajit Singh, lead investor for Artiman Ventures.
Aditazz designs and delivers next-generation healthcare facilities by integrating new design, technology and manufacturing techniques. Based in Silicon Valley, the company brings together experts and innovations from the worlds of semiconductor design, computer science, architecture, systems and structural engineering, modular manufacturing and assembly, and healthcare planning and operations. It has created a new generation of tools and technologies that results in dramatic increases in building construction speed, flexibility, predictability, cost-savings and ultimately improved healthcare – all while maintaining the highest degree of aesthetic and functional elegance. Aditazz received funding from Artiman Ventures and is a winner of Kaiser Permanente's 2012 'Small Hospital, Big Idea' design competition. For more information, please visit www.aditazz.com.
SOURCE Aditazz, Inc.