Racktivity Hires Two New Execs


Racktivity, a provider of the development of next-generation data center power distribution and energy management solutions, has announced the appointment of two senior industry vets to complete its senior management team build-out.

Mark Harris (most recently with Raritan and Avocent) has been appointed VP of Marketing & Product Marketing, and Kris De Peuter (supply chain management specialist) as VP of Operations & Manufacturing.

Additionally, the company has joined the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, an industry body originally founded by Intel and Google in 2007 for the purpose of helping to increase the deployment of energy efficient computing, storage and networking equipment and the global adoption of power management strategies and technologies.

Prior to joining Racktivity, Kris De Peuter was managing supply chain and operations for INEWIT, a Belgian start-up company, where he built a green-field supply chain organization. He is an APICS-certified supply chain executive with more than 10 years of experience in project and operational management, contract manufacturing, quality and after sales support.

Mark Harris has spent the last 25 years delivering data center technology solutions to the Fortune 5000. Over the last 10 years, he has focused on energy distribution and management within the data center with such companies as Cyclades, Avocent and Raritan Computer.

Prior to these companies, he held various senior management roles in marketing, product development and sales in such notable companies as Digital Equipment Corporation (now HP), Extreme Networks and Cabletron (now Enterasys).

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