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Paul Smith, Ian Bitterlin, and Paul Thomas

CPS powers up for growth with new appointments

To meet the growing nationwide demand for back-up power, UK power solutions provider, Critical Power Supplies (CPS), has appointed three new senior members of staff.

Ian Bitterlin joins CPS as Non-executive Director. Bitterlin is a seasoned professional with 35 years’ experience in data centre power and cooling. He has held numerous senior positions at major original equipment manufacturers, including chief technology officer for Emerson Network Power and, more recently, Principal Consultant at Critical Facilities Consulting, advising on cutting-edge data centre designs and mechanical and electrical solutions with a focus on reliability and energy sustainability. Bitterlin is a Fellow and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He will provide strategic guidance to CPS’s leadership team and support the business in enhancing its data centre resilience and sustainability proposition.

Paul Smith has stepped into the role as Head of Service. Smith is a dedicated leader with more than 20 years’ experience working for the likes of Siemens and Vertiv (formally Emerson Network Power), the latter for which he led the UK service team as  UK Service Contract Manager. In his new position, Smith will focus on growing the service and support team to support the strategic growth of CPS across the UK.

Paul Thomas has joined CPS as Northern Region Account Manager. Thomas has worked in the power and data centre industries for more than a decade, including roles at Keysource, Emerson Network Power and Constant Power Services. Most recently, he was Territory Account Manager for Panduit, a leading provider of network infrastructure. Thomas will support Smith in providing CPS’s cutting-edge power solutions across the North.

Jason Koffler, CEO of CPS, said: “These are hugely exciting times for CPS. We are thrilled to have Ian, Paul and Paul join our team. Their combined knowledge and experience of the power, data centre and infrastructure markets will prove invaluable in our next stage of growth. Critical power is climbing up the corporate agenda. Net zero targets, increasing climate risks, ongoing geopolitical volatility, rising prices — together, these factors mean it’s never been more crucial for organisations to ensure they are energy resilient.

“We have recently expanded our product portfolio to meet the increasing demand for power protection and renewable energy solutions in the UK. Expanding our team is the next step of that journey and we are confident they will help us achieve our goals.”

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