Compac appoints head of global services

May 18, 2016

Compac has appointed Darrell Smithson to the role of vice president of global services, effective immediately. Smithson was most recently vice president of managed services, with Schneider Electric.Darrell_Smithson_lge

An engineer by training, Smithson brings more than 25 years of international experience to this newly created role, Compac said.. He will lead all aspects of Compac’s global services business, including the development and roll-out of new service offerings (managed services, systems integration and professional services), sales engineering, technical in-field support services, project management and implementation, customer support and Compac U(niversity). Based in Orange County, Smithson will report to Mike Riley, Compac’s chief executive officer, and will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

At Schneider, Smithson served as vice president, Managed Services USA, a newly created division, which specialized in providing comprehensive services to some of Schneider’s most strategic customers on a global basis. Prior to that role, he served as vice president of strategy, Global Solutions, the business unit responsible for Software and Services globally within Schneider. Previous to this Smithson served in a variety of sales, operations, strategy and client service leadership roles at Schneider.