Vortex Companies Promotes Ram Vela to CIO

|Aug 19|magazine6 min read

HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vortex Companies announced today that it has promoted Ram Vela to fill the new role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), where he will spearhead the company's commitment to using technology, innovation and data analytics to improve business operations. Although he will report directly to Mike Vellano, President and CEO of the trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, Ram will work closely with the management team and across all departments to support their needs.  

"Ram's strength has always been in utilizing data and technology to improve processes," said Vellano. "As we continue on our path of continuous improvement, it's important that we aggressively pursue ways to optimize our resources by implementing cross-functional systems to streamline operations internally, while improving communication with our customers and vendors externally."

Prior to his promotion, Ram served as the company's VP, FP&A where in addition to this role, he was also assisting with acquisitions and implementing new software platforms company-wide. "Relative to its counterparts, Vortex takes a more progressive approach in terms of leveraging technology to drive business outcomes,"  said Vela. "In my new role, I will be doubling down on that approach to further evolve our existing and future systems in an effort to continue to improve our bottom line."

Ultimately Ram is charged with improving on the company's existing IT infrastructure and evolving it to a new, more modern architecture that will can support Vortex's growth strategy and expanding data needs. "A big part of my job will be to sell the vision of how new IT platforms will improve, not only the business, but the efficiency of those that use it," added Vela.

About the Vortex Companies
The Vortex Companies deliver advanced trenchless technologies and turnkey services to cost effectively renew municipal, industrial and commercial infrastructure. The Vortex Services division provides lining and coating solutions, pipe bursting, CCTV and inspection. The Vortex Products division develops and sells manhole and pipe rehabilitation materials, polymeric coatings and resins, sewer robot systems, and high-speed drain cleaning tools.

The Vortex Companies remains focused on its vision of expanding and providing a broad range of intelligent and economical trenchless infrastructure renewal solutions, supported by highly experienced and trained personnel. For more information go to: vortexcompanies.com.  

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