BIRMINGHAM, AL, June 30, 2008 — Teksouth Corporation (www.teksouth.com), a veteran systems integrator providing data management and business intelligence systems worldwide, today announced that Michael Rhodes has been promoted to Vice President of Birmingham Operations.
The move places Rhodes, one of the principal architects of Teksouth’s innovative approach to data management and business intelligence, in charge of all Government and commercial development at the firm's Gardendale headquarters, located outside of Birmingham.
A ten-year veteran of Teksouth, Rhodes served as the primary engineer of an award-winning architecture that resulted in the company being awarded a $17.2 million contract to provide ongoing services for the United States Air Force’s largest financial data warehouse. That system, the Commander’s Resource Integration System (CRIS), is the company's flagship accomplishment: a multi-terabyte data warehouse supporting more than 14,500 concurrent users Air Force-wide, including the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and all major USAF commands. Rhodes has served as CRIS program manager for the past three years.
“Michael’s ability to visualize our customers’ requirements and incorporate them into a system that solves their needs makes him especially valuable to Teksouth, especially as we continue our rapid growth,” said Steve Wilsher, Teksouth’s Chief Executive Officer. Wilsher noted that over the last year, Teksouth has significantly expanded its base beyond its work for the Department of Defense to include numerous contracts, providing business intelligence support to firms in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing sectors such as Regions Financial, Compass Bancshares, Colonial Bank, and McWane Inc.
Cited by SQL Server Magazine as a first runner-up for the “SQL Server Innovator of the Year” in 2005, Teksouth currently has 140 employees in Alabama, Washington, DC, and worldwide, 30 of whom will report directly to Rhodes.