BrandSafway Appoints New SVP and CIO

Eileen Whitte (pictured) was recently named senior vice president and chief information officer of BrandSafway effective March 31. Photo courtesy of BrandSafway.

In an emailed press release, BrandSafway — a leading provider of access and specialty services to industrial, commercial, and infrastructure markets — has appointed Eileen White as senior vice president (SVP) and chief information officer (CIO) effective March 31. In this role, White will lead digital optimization efforts and execute strategic initiatives to transform information technology services globally. She will report to Mark Choe, executive vice president (EVP) and chief technology and digitization officer. Jay Fisher, BrandSafway’s current EVP and CIO, is retiring from the organization after 17 years of service to pursue other interests.  

The BrandSafway senior leadership team, recognizing the benefits of combining the company’s engineering expertise, product management, and global capabilities, has decided to combine the company’s technology and IT teams to capitalize on additional synergies and cross-functional idea development in a newly named function called Technology and Digitalization. 

“Since joining BrandSafway, Eileen has played a pivotal role in developing our transformational IT roadmap and PMO [project management office] operating cadence, and we look forward to the positive impact she will continue to have across the company,” says Karl Fessenden, president and CEO. “Aligning the company’s field application, engineering, and product management capabilities will be a powerful combination as BrandSafway continues to drive innovation and growth across the company. We are grateful for Jay’s leadership through more than 40 acquisition/integration projects, as well as building a best-in-class global IT team and serving as a strong partner across all of our businesses and functions.”  

White has more than 20 years of experience leading large-scale global enterprise technology implementations, developing digital transformation strategy, delivering enterprise systems, driving operational efficiencies, and modernizing IT processes. She joined BrandSafway as VP of IT Transformation last year and has already achieved measurable results in developing IT systems strategies to deliver new and enhanced business capabilities and operational efficiencies. She previously worked as VP, IT, Quality and Transformation for Ciox Health and held both business and IT leadership roles at General Electric.  

“I’m excited to continue evolving the organization’s capabilities and providing enhanced digital technology solutions to achieve our strategic business goals,” says White. “We have a strong team in place and have built incredible momentum on projects that deliver efficiency and enhance the service we offer our customers.”  

White holds a master's in science in Quality Systems Management from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts, as well as a bachelor's in business administration in Operations and Information Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She served as a board member for Glorious Orphanage, dedicated to partnering with local leaders in Tanzania and Guatemala to build sustainable communities.