RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (RES), a leading IT outsourcing provider of infrastructure, software as a service, and on-demand solutions, announced today that its co-founder, vice chairman and CEO, George Macricostas, has joined the board of directors at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). As a board member, Macricostas will help chart JGI’s future by providing fiscal oversight and supporting the program’s goals and initiatives.
“We welcome George Macricostas to the JGI board of directors with great enthusiasm,” said JGI president Bill Johnston. “The success of RagingWire is a testament to George’s entrepreneurial vision and his gift for satisfying customers with exacting requirements. We look forward to drawing on George’s technical expertise and his environmental ethic to strengthen our organization, and to working with RagingWire to help implement its green energy strategies.”
Macricostas has 20 years of technical and management experience in business operations and information technology. As RagingWire’s CEO and vice chairman of the board of directors, Macricostas has an active role in business development and strategizing the company’s IT solutions to the marketplace on a global scale. Under his guidance, RagingWire achieved sustainable profitability in September 2004 and has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America. Macricostas also serves as a director of Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB), a leading global supplier of photomasks to the semiconductor industry.
“I am honored to join the board of directors at the Jane Goodall Institute,” said Macricostas. “JGI is internationally recognized for increasing public awareness about important social and environmental issues. I am very proud to play a strategic role in helping JGI realize its global mission of educating, protecting and healing the planet.”
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions provides highly custom and flexible managed services and world-classIT solutions that accommodate the business needs of large, data-intensive enterprise companies.RagingWire operates a reliable and secure Enterprise Data CenterSM facility that offers “five nines”(99.999%) availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutionsthat maintain Fortune 1000 companies’ mission-critical, back-office IT systems and applications.RagingWire enables its clients to reduce their operating costs, speed time to market, and focus on theircore competencies. For more information about RagingWire, access www.ragingwire.com.
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research of chimpanzeebehavior – research which transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans andanimals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Italso is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and developmentprograms in Africa, and the Roots & Shoots education program, which has groups in more than 95 countries.