BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, has appointed Monte Ford to its board of directors, effective November 1, 2018. Adding Ford to the board increases Iron Mountain's board to twelve directors. Ford will be a member of both the Compensation and Risk and Safety Committees.
Ford, 59, is currently Principal Partner for the CIO Strategy Exchange (CIOSE) where he leads a cross-industry consortium of 50 of the most important chief information officers from some of the world's largest companies. He has thirty-five years of experience leading information technology organizations, previously serving as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aptean, Inc. (Aptean), a producer of enterprise software, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's business. Prior to Aptean, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of American Airlines, with responsibility for its information technology services (ITS) group, operations research and the airline's award-winning website, AA.com. Ford has also held executive management positions with The Associates First Capital Corporation, Bank of Boston and Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ford currently sits on the boards of The Michaels Companies Inc. and Akamai Technologies, Inc. Widely regarded as a leader in the field of information technology, Ford has been recognized as one of the '50 Smartest People in Technology' by Fortune magazine for his transformative leadership and progressive thinking as a CIO.
Iron Mountain Board Chairman Alfred J. Verrecchia said, "We are pleased to welcome Monte Ford to our board. Monte's deep expertise and proven track record leading information technology businesses will be a tremendous asset to Iron Mountain, especially as we continue to diversify into new digital services and solutions offerings."
President and CEO William L. Meaney added, "Monte's 35 years of broad technology experience will add a valuable perspective to our board and further strengthen our board's breadth of talent. We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from his guidance and direction."
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
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