Alliant Technologies Appoints Solomon Viera as VP, Transition Engineering

Morristown, NJ – April 27, 2016
– Alliant Technologies announced today that Solomon Viera, former Vice President of Information Technology, Enterprise Applications at Xerox and Director of Enterprise Systems and Retail Technology Implementation for Weight Watchers International, has joined Alliant as Vice President, Transition Engineering. As Alliant continues to reinvent the IT industry, the company welcomes the insight Viera brings from his years spent with the customer perspective of what global IT Infrastructure should be.

Speaking about his new role, Viera said, “At Alliant, I will be able to help create and deliver the results I was looking for as an enterprise IT leader. I am excited to be a part of the team and will work to drive continuous improvement of our customer experience.”

Mike Funk, Alliant’s President, said, Alliant is disrupting an industry. We developed our IT infrastructure utility to remove inefficiencies and defects while reducing risk. Now we’re redefining the customer experience; having Solomon leading Transition Engineering is instrumental in achieving this mission.”

As Vice President, Transition Engineering, Solomon Viera will play a critical role in executing the vision and growth of our IT Infrastructure utility; one in which Alliant’s customers do not have to worry about their IT infrastructure. Viera will oversee all promotion to production within Alliant’s ITIL-aligned utility for global IT infrastructure. Alliant’s Transition Engineering organization currently installs, repairs and refreshes IT infrastructure at customer facilities and data centers in 36 countries and 47 states.

With the addition of Viera, Alliant has three great leaders to run their ITIL-aligned engineering practices. Jeff Cohn, Alliant’s Vice President, Design Engineering, will lead the continued development of industry changing, proprietary Reference Architectures, which Alliant has pioneered within the IT industry. In this role, Cohn leverages the years of experience gained from leading Cisco’s field engineering team for the state, local, and education (SLED) sector.  Doug Place, former Verizon Vice President of Global Network Infrastructure Operations Management has also recently joined Alliant to lead their Operations Engineering practice and global Network Operations Center (NOC). At Alliant, Place has the opportunity to build and operate the networks he has always envisioned.

This is one in a series of announcements being made by Alliant regarding strategic new roles filled by esteemed members of the IT infrastructure community. These roles will support growth for Alliant’s customers as well as Alliant’s continued differentiation in the marketplace.

About Alliant

As the pioneer IT infrastructure utility company, Alliant designs, deploys and manages global IT infrastructure for some of the most well-known brands in the world. We do this though our scalable IT infrastructure utility for enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Unified Communications, Network Security and Data Center systems. Our IT utility enables customers to efficiently scale and meet the demands of Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Age. Alliant Technologies is unique in the industry in the way it provides simplicity and peace of mind, while lowering operating costs and risk for commercial enterprises.  Learn more at


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