Roanoke Electric Announces Buffaloe as Vice President of Innovation and Technology – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

Roanoke Electric Announces Buffaloe as Vice President of Innovation and Technology

Posted 5:33 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022

AHOSKIE – Roanoke Electric Cooperative announces that Derrick Buffaloe has joined its team as Vice President of Innovation and Technology.

Derrick Buffalo

In this role, Buffaloe will be responsible for identifying areas of improvement and value while assessing disruptive industry trends and identifying ways to revolutionize the center’s product offerings, technology capabilities and service models. customer.

Buffaloe will provide direction on emerging technologies that should be assimilated, integrated and introduced within the organization to ensure an effective response to emerging business strategy needs.

“I am confident that Derrick will act as a transformational executive and essential business partner to the co-op’s leadership team,” said Marshall Cherry, president and CEO of the co-op. “He brings current knowledge and future vision for leveraging information and technology in business model design, business process re-engineering, product and service development, and overall service excellence. “

Buffaloe has over 20 years of experience in web hosting, IT infrastructure, business transformation, application integration and systems management. Prior to joining the Roanoke team as a consultant in 2020, he joined the ranks of senior technical staff at IBM. As STSM, Buffaloe was a consultant to senior management and was responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance on mission-critical situations, operating system platforms, infrastructure devices, and overall architecture.

As an executive, Buffaloe guided the construction, development, implementation and delivery of technology solutions and infrastructure for IBM Global Technology Services. Throughout his career at IBM, he has been a technical advisor and partner to executives, including C-level executives in large global organizations in finance, automotive, telecommunications, retail and energy, and managed globally distributed project teams.

Established in 1938, Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties.

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