MicroTech is excited to announce that Dr. Barry West will join MicroTech to serve as President. Dr. West will be responsible for the oversight of the Corporate Business Operations and Development duties as well as the expansion of our cybersecurity and cloud computing business.
“We have reached a level of growth where it was clear that the addition of a President would help us continue to exceed our goals,” Tony Jimenez, who previously held both the President and CEO titles, said in a press release. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Barry join the team, as he brings a wealth of industry and leadership expertise that will be extremely beneficial to MicroTech. He is also an ideal fit for our company culture, and we are excited to begin working with him.”
Dr. West brings a wealth of government experience to the company with over 30 years in the information technology field. His government service also included time in the U.S. Air Force where he was selected as the top individual for his career field by winning the Weather Observer of the Year Award from among 2,000+ competitors.
Most recently, Dr. West served as the Senior Advisor and Senior Accountable Official for Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to assuming this position, he served as Acting Deputy CIO for Homeland security and the CIO at a number of different agencies, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Weather Service.
“I have known Tony as a friend and business partner for years and am excited to join him at MicroTech” said Dr. West. “It was a great honor to serve the country in my previous capacity as an executive in the public sector and now I feel I can continue to serve in a private sector executive capacity in my new role at MicroTech, helping to develop and define new technology to aide our Government” he added.
Dr. West completed his Executive Doctorate degree in Business from Georgia State University with a focus on Cloud Computing in 2014. He was recently appointed by Georgia State University to be their Executive-In-Residence. Dr. West received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Business from his alma mater Northern Michigan University in May 2015 where he also delivered the Commencement Speech for the Spring 2015 graduates.