The Green Grid Appoints Mark Schiller Executive Director

Nov 02, 2012, 09:33 ET from The Green Grid

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Grid, the global authority on resource efficient information technology and data centers, today announced that Mark Schiller has been named executive director, effective November 2, 2012. Schiller brings over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and a decade of trade association and standards leadership experience to The Green Grid.

"I am honored and delighted to join the many efficiency-conscious companies, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals that make up The Green Grid," said Schiller. "I look forward to building on the outstanding work The Green Grid has completed to-date, and extending the influence of the organization and its mission. As executive director it is my responsibility to engage with, and expand, the membership, alliance organizations, and end-user Advisory Council and I am eager to get started."

In his role as executive director, Schiller will coordinate global activities and champion The Green Grid's mission to advance energy efficiency in data centers and the broader business computing ecosystem. In prior roles, Schiller has contributed to several areas within the IT industry, including servers, storage, security, operating systems, web services and telecommunications. He has co-founded and served in various executive and corporate-representation leadership roles for several IT trade association and standards efforts, including the Trusted Computing Group. Additionally, he brings significant experience in private-public sector collaboration in standards and IT policy, both in the U.S. and internationally.

"The Board of Directors is thrilled that Mark will be joining The Green Grid to help build on our mission and the transformative work we have achieved over the past five years," said John Tuccillo, President and Chairman of The Green Grid. "Mark is an outstanding leader in the IT industry with experience in both the public and private sector, and has a unique and relevant history working with industry trade groups like The Green Grid. He is perfectly suited to lead our organization into its next phase of growth and we're very glad to have him on board."

Schiller will succeed Mark Monroe who served as executive director from January 2011 through August 2012, helping guide The Green Grid as it expanded its focus and deliverables to address growing industry trends towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of IT.

"The Green Grid's Board of Directors wishes to thank Mark Monroe for his guidance, commitment and dedication to the organization's growth during his tenure," said Tuccillo.  

The Green Grid encourages interested organizations and individuals to join its nearly 200 member companies in creating global deliverables around resource efficiency. The subject matter experts that devote their time and talent to The Green Grid work groups and committees reinforce The Green Grid's role as a trusted advisor and knowledge source for corporations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations around the world.

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About The Green Grid

The Green Grid is a global consortium of companies, government agencies, educational institutions and individuals dedicated to advancing resource efficiency in information technology and data centers with a holistic approach, including all IT, facility and infrastructure systems. In 2012, The Green Grid welcomed Climate Savers® Computing Initiative under its brand to build on its success in promoting resource efficiency and sustainability across the energy ecosystem. Climate Savers Computing Initiative focuses on reducing energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions from computing equipment by promoting the adoption of efficient technologies and power management strategies. As the global authority on resource efficient  information technology and data centers, The Green Grid spans the entire computing and communications ecosystem – from data centers to personal computers – and will continue to provide the global IT industry with metrics, tools and best practices to improve resource efficiency.

The Green Grid does not endorse vendor-specific products or solutions, and instead seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall resource efficiencies. Membership is open to organizations at the Contributor, General or Associate Member levels, and individuals at the Individual or Supporter Member levels.

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