Names Scott Fiore Vice President of Global Data Center Support Operations; Phil Harris Becomes Vice President of Global Sales; Macie Whittington New Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Akibia, a leading independent IT services firm providing data center and network security solutions, today announced executive appointments that will continue to ensure consistent delivery of superior IT support services to its global clients. The company has named Scott Fiore Vice President of Global Data Center Support Operations, Phil Harris Vice President of Global Sales, and Macie Whittington Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances. Over 20 years Akibia has built a strong foundation for supporting its global customer base, many of which operate data centers distributed across multiple geographies. Akibia's customer base runs mission-critical applications on Sun, HP and Dell systems that require high-availability support. Because of its international footprint, the global focus of its client base, and the company's commitment to meeting evolving customer needs, Akibia has aligned its executive management team to support its truly global approach to business. "As Akibia continues to build on its successes in helping global organizations optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical IT environments, these recent changes ensure we maintain our high levels of customer satisfaction as our client base rapidly expands," said Tom Tucker, president of Akibia. In his new position, Mr. Fiore is responsible for overseeing Akibia's data center support operations, including technical support, field engineering, IT education and logistics. Mr. Harris leads Akibia's Direct Sales organization responsible for creating relationships with global businesses in industries such as financial services, telecommunications, and technology. Under Ms. Whittington's leadership, the Global Channels and Alliance team partners with some of the world's leading technology and services organizations to sell and deliver multivendor support and maintenance to their end customers. All three executives held previous positions at Akibia. Most recently Mr. Fiore directed Akibia's European data center support team and prior to that was director of finance in the US. As existing members of the executive management team, Mr. Harris was previously Vice President of US Sales and Ms. Whittington led the US operations group and was previously director of strategic alliances. "Scott, Macie and Phil's knowledge of our business and their combined ability to inspire collaboration among partners, alliances, sales and operations in order to deliver the best solutions for our customers will ensure we continue to be successful in consistently delivering high-quality support to our clients," added Tucker. About Akibia, Inc. Akibia provides innovative IT solutions that enable leading companies worldwide to optimize, secure, manage and support their mission-critical infrastructure. As an independent advisor, Akibia partners with its customers to deliver solutions that improve the availability and performance of their data center and security infrastructure. Combining expert consulting, integration and support services with world-class customer service, Akibia helps IT organizations maximize the value of their existing infrastructure, while mitigating risk and reducing complexity. Founded as Polaris Service in 1988 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Akibia is an independent services company with offices throughout the United States and Europe. Akibia is a registered trademark of Akibia, Inc. All other product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only. DATASOURCE: Akibia, Inc. CONTACT: Stephanie Beagan of Akibia, Inc., +1-508-621-4753, Web site: