powercloud has just overtaken SAP to become the German market leader among IT partners for the energy industry. Now the company is expanding its management team in order to continue driving international growth.
(powercloud, Offenburg, Germany, January 14, 2022) – The software-as-a-service company powercloud, founded in 2012, strengthens its management team. From January 17, 2022, 53-year-old Carsten Dirks will be supporting the CEO and founder Marco Beicht in the position of Chief Operating Officer. Dirks previously held the same position for ten years at Open-Xchange, the market leader in open email platforms, where he was responsible for engineering, services, support and administration over time. Dirks was formerly also Chairman and Global Managing Director at Interactive Data Managed Solutions AG. Before that, Dirks occupied a number of other leading positions at different IT companies. On top of that comes his experience as Vice President and Program Director at SAP.
At powercloud, Dirks will be taking responsibility for Product, Development and Operations, and is in charge of stabilizing and expanding existing markets, as well as scaling in new markets. In this regard, he will be able to deploy his expertise on large customers and critical infrastructures. On the other hand, CEO Beicht will be more focused on the development of the company and the product, corporate culture, as well as further internationalization.
Marco Beicht has this to say: “Carsten Dirks’ extensive knowledge will enable us to operationalize and strategically organize our processes and procedures, and further optimize them following the rapid growth of recent years. With him, we have found the perfect man for the position of COO. I am very excited about working with Carsten to drive the energy industry in new directions, away from old legacy systems towards an open and innovative cloud platform. In light of the digital requirements posed by the energy transition, this is the standard that we must aim for.”
powercloud can no longer be underestimated as the German market leader among IT partners for the energy industry. I am looking forward to tackling a range of exciting tasks with respect to powercloud’s customers, who are currently facing major upheaval processes and digital challenges as an extremely relevant industry.