Rackwise, Inc. (RACK.OB) (the "Company"), a leading developer of data center infrastructure management ("DCIM") software and service solutions, announced today that William V. Andrew, Ph.D. and John E. Kyees have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (“Board”). Dr. Andrew will also serve as a member of the Board’s Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee while Mr. Kyees will serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. The appointments of Dr. Andrew and Mr. Kyees follow the Company’s recent authorization to increase the size of its Board to up to seven members and the resignation from the Board of Kenneth Spiegeland.
Dr. William V. Andrew is a private investor, providing strategic guidance and stewardship in multiple capacities to a diverse group of private and public entities, including philanthropic foundations and educational institutions. He is co-founder and life member of the Andrew Family Foundation; co-founder and President of the AFC Public Foundation; President of Andrew Trust Company; Chief Executive Officer of Werdna Corporation, a family wealth management organization; co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Summit School of Ahwatukee, a nationally accredited, private, independent school serving pre-school through eighth grade in Phoenix, Arizona; General Partner of Inlign Capital Partners, a private equity firm; Limited Partner and current member of the Executive Committee of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a professional baseball franchise; ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of Valley Youth Theatre; Director of the Arizona Community Foundation; and Trustee of Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Andrew has served in board and management committee roles for several companies including Knights Apparel, Inlign Wealth Management, Applied Photonics, Whisper Creek Log Homes and Sound Surgical Technologies. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University. Dr. Andrew’s research interests included imaging radar systems and computational electromagnetics.