Arcos names Odus Wittenburg new CEO of the resource management solutions firm

The Columbus-based firm will hire on its first remote CEO.

Cynthia Bent Findlay
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Odus "Boogie" Wittenburg, CEO, Arcos

Columbus-based Arcos, a well-known tech-based resource management solutions firm serving the utility and critical infrastructure industries, has named a new CEO.

But in a sign of the times, while Arcos and its 150 employees will continue to stay put in north Columbus, Odus “Boogie” Wittenburg, will run the company remotely from Austin, Texas.

Arcos created its own new market niche in the early 2000s with a tech solution for allocating human and other assets for utilities and then other industries such as airlines.

Arcos serves utilities such as AEP, Columbia Gas and others nationwide, as well as airlines including JetBlue and Southwest. In 2021, Inc. magazine named ARCOS to the Inc. 5000 for the seventh time.

Would Arcos have considered a remote CEO prior to COVID? Probably not, the company says, but the move has allowed Arcos to take advantage of Wittenburg’s unique experience in enterprise software in the transition as former CEO Bruce Duff retires.

“He’s a great fit for this role technically, operationally, financially, and culturally,” Duff says. “I have no doubt he’ll take ARCOS to the next level.”

Cynthia Bent Findlay is a freelance writer.