Familiarity Breeds Strategy As COMMON Board Members Take Their Seats
May 12, 2014 Dan Burger
The COMMON board of directors was reshuffled last week after the annual election process that concludes at the Annual Meeting. There isn’t exactly a long line of people volunteering for positions on the board and, therefore, the names are familiar to those who consider themselves active in the IBM midrange community.
The board now consists of Pete Massiello, Randy Dufault, Kevin Mort, Jeff Carey, Justin Porter, Phil McCullough, and Larry Bolhuis. Massiello takes the role of president this year, Mort is executive vice president, Carey is treasurer, and Porter is secretary.
Dufault becomes the immediate past president, a role that Massiello had prior to this election. Porter was first elected to the board last year, and this is his first appointment to an officer position. All the other board members have multiple years’ experience on the COMMON board.
Massiello is president of iTech Solutions Group based in Danbury, Connecticut. Dufault is the director of solution development for Genus Technologies based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mort is president at GlobalMind Technology Consulting based in Miami, Florida. Carey is a senior systems administrator at Catamaran, which is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. Porter is president of Integrity First Technology Services located in Fresno, California. McCullough is the IT director at the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bolhuis is the owner of Frankeni Technology Consulting, which is found in Middleville, Michigan.
Bob Krzeczowski ended his stay on the board, but is maintaining his membership with the organization. He is the president of RK Winston Group located in Oak Forest, Illinois.
The purpose of the board is to provide leadership in the development and execution of COMMON’s business plan. It has fiduciary responsibility for the organization’s activities and assists in the creation of conditions for success.