Iron Mountain Appoints Michael J. Lewis to Lead Government Services Team
Company continues to expand service offerings to support emerging challenges and competing initiatives for federal information management
BOSTON – Jan. 6, 2016 – Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), the storage and information management company, announced today that Michael J. Lewis has joined the company as vice president and general manager for Iron Mountain Government Services (IMGS). In this role, Lewis will lead Iron Mountain’s portfolio of business for the Federal Government sector, currently providing products and services designed to meet the specific information management needs of agencies.
Lewis brings more than 30 years’ general management and 14 years government experience in the federal sector, managing key agency relationships and overseeing product and service development. He joined Iron Mountain from Computer Sciences Corporation (now CSRA), a global leader of next generation information technology services and solutions, where he served as general manager for the Defense Health Agency business. Prior to that, Lewis spent 19 years with Siemens in a variety of strategic leadership roles, including senior vice president of sales and general manager for the public sector for Siemens Enterprise Communications Group. He has also held senior level roles with IBM and GE.
In addition to Michael Lewis’ appointment, Iron Mountain has announced several new offerings designed to help federal agencies cope with intersecting initiatives and economic pressures associated with managing information. Over the last several months the company has expanded its network of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) compliant storage facilities, adding nearly one million cubic feet of federal records storage capacity in Sterling, VA, Bristol, CT and Hanover Park, IL. Additionally, Iron Mountain has begun rolling out new products and services designed to help federal agencies better cope with expanding regulations, mandates and initiatives related to the security, access, governance and eventual disposition/destruction of physical and electronic records, as well as data center services that comply with stricter environmental and technology standards.
“We’re thrilled to add Michael’s extensive experience and expertise in serving the public sector to lead our government services business,” said Ernest Cloutier, executive vice president, U.S. Federal, Security and Legal for Iron Mountain. “His background in leadership, relationship management and technology development in the public sector is a great fit for Iron Mountain to address the needs of federal agencies as we look to deliver solutions that balance the requirements for protecting information with unlocking the benefits it can provide. Michael provides tremendous value to the company and our federal customers, and we’re thrilled to have him leading our government solutions team.”
Lewis holds a bachelor of business administration degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has completed several executive management programs at Babson College, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and the GE Management development program. He is an active speaker, mentor, and volunteer with the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and company veteran affinity groups assisting officers with their transition to the private sector.
“This is an exciting time to join Iron Mountain,” said Michael Lewis. “The company is poised to help federal agencies optimize their information management by protecting information assets, improving access and converting documents into valuable electronic information that help agencies meet their mission’s objectives. Right now, federal agencies need help in addressing the busy intersection of initiatives and looming deadlines surrounding information management, from the Managing Government Records Directive to the FDCCI Mandate and the ‘Reduce the Footprint’ policy. Each of these brings their own unique set of challenges, and Iron Mountain’s unique combination of information management expertise and trusted reputation for security can help solve these challenges. I look forward to playing a significant role in helping our federal customers realize their goals for improved information management across their enterprises.”
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers around the world. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, data center management and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.