Irth Solutions Appoints Kenneth M. Mercado to its Board of Directors

Irth Solutions, a leading provider of SaaS solutions focused on reducing risk and improving the resiliency of critical network infrastructure, announced the appointment of Kenneth M. Mercado to its Board of Directors. Kenny spent 36 years at CenterPoint Energy and was most recently responsible for the company’s electric business, including transmission, distribution, engineering, and power delivery. 

Today, he is the Executive Vice President, Utility Management Services at Quanta Services, Inc. As utilities across North America expand their clean energy, reliability, and resiliency needs over the next 10 years, Kenny will lead Quanta’s plans for providing differentiating full-service solutions in transmission, substation, and distribution infrastructure to efficiently and affordably serve their needs. He also leads and supports Quanta’s plans to commercially expand innovative and leading technology solutions for EV charging stations, utility scaled battery, and energy storage solutions, and expansions in substation developments.

“Utilities are going through a lifetime of change that will continue for the next decade. Infrastructure is so critical and having a reliable, resilient, safe, and clean delivery of energy is so important to the success of this country. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of Irth Solutions at this time,” said Kenny. 

“We are excited to have Kenny’s deep industry, business, and technical expertise on our Board of Directors,” said Kush Patel, Managing Director, Blackstone. “This experience will serve Irth and its customers as we continue to provide and enhance data-driven insights for protecting critical network infrastructure.” 

About Irth

Irth Solutions, a Blackstone Portfolio company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is the leading provider of SaaS solutions for damage prevention, risk management, and asset protection to improve the resilience of critical network infrastructure, including its flagship 811 ticket management solution. Clients have trusted Irth Solutions for decades to manage and reduce risk, decrease costs, increase revenue opportunities, and ensure regulatory compliance—artificial intelligence and analytics power additional insights for the early detection of emerging problems. Irth Solutions has helped hundreds of customers execute the work most important to their success in a world where safety, resilience, and reliability are paramount.

Irth Solutions' market-leading SaaS platform improves resilience and reduces risk in the sustainable delivery of essential services that millions of people and businesses rely on every day. Energy, utility and telecom companies across the U.S. and Canada trust Irth Solutions for damage prevention, asset protection and risk management solutions, making Irth the top provider for 811 (one call) ticket management and utility locating software since 1995. Powered by business intelligence, analytics and geospatial data, our platform helps deliver the 360-degree situational awareness needed to proactively mitigate and manage risk of critical network infrastructure in a changing environment.

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