Kevin Dalton Joins Cumulus Data as Chief Data Center Officer

Former Digital Realty and NTT Global Executive to lead design and construction of flagship hyperscale data center campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania; brings over 30 years of experience in constructing over 1,000 MW of data center capacity

 

THE WOODLANDS, TexasAug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cumulus Data (“Cumulus”), a Subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation (“Talen”), today announced that it has appointed Kevin Dalton to the role of Chief Data Center Officer. In this newly created role, Dalton will lead the design, construction and operation of Cumulus Data centers and support technical customer sales efforts. Mr. Dalton will report to Alex Hernandez, CEO of Cumulus Data and President of Talen. Dalton joins Cumulus with over 30 years of experience in building data centers and will focus initially on delivering Cumulus Data’s flagship digital campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania, which will be powered via direct interconnect to Talen’s carbon-free Susquehanna nuclear generation facility. The first data center is expected to be commercially available for lease in the second half of 2022.

“Kevin’s vast experience in developing 1,000 MW of data center capacity, which equates to approximately $10 billion of capex across over 75 data centers globally complements the strength of our team and will ensure Cumulus delivers a high-quality product to our customers,” said Alex Hernandez Cumulus Chief Executive Officer and Talen President. “The combination of our low-cost, reliable, and carbon-free energy enables Cumulus Data to offer the lowest total cost of ownership together with ESG benefits to cloud, AI, and data center clients globally. Additionally, Cumulus offers customers the ability to supplement its carbon-free offering with 400 Megawatts of new solar generation capacity under development in Pennsylvania,” Hernandez continued.

Talen announced that it has broken ground on the Cumulus digital campus following the recent passage of Pennsylvania’s Digital Infrastructure Legislation, House Bill 952, which provides state sales and use tax exemption for data center investment in the Commonwealth. The first Cumulus data center is being constructed on land adjacent Talen’s Susquehanna nuclear generating facility, located outside Berwick, Pa. The Cumulus Data digital campus will provide up to one Gigawatt of carbon-free, low-cost, reliable energy generated by Susquehanna’s dual units to power the campus, including 475 Megawatts for hyperscale data center clients and 300 Megawatts for other digital infrastructure applications.

The Cumulus Data digital infrastructure investment will create family-sustaining jobs, technology training, and other economic benefits including tax revenue and increased consumption of local goods and services to both the Commonwealth and surrounding community. The Cumulus Data investment and digital campus is a tangible expression of Talen’s Force for Good strategy to invest in and support the communities in which it operates.

Prior to joining Cumulus, Dalton served as senior vice president of design and construction for NTT Global Data Centers, where he led global data center design and supply chain functions. Prior to joining NTT Global Data Centers, Dalton spent 12 years at Digital Realty, a global leader in data center, colocation and integration strategies, in technical and senior management roles, including seven years as vice president of engineering, leading teams of engineers to deliver data center solutions for customers around the world. Previously, he spent 10 years at MGE UPS Systems, a world leader in uninterrupted power supply systems, and nine years at McClier Corporation, now AECOM, a design-build firm. Dalton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago.

“I am pleased to join Cumulus Data in this new role, and look forward to working with the team to both design and construct our flagship campus as we lead the clean energy and digital infrastructure transition,” Dalton said. “I look forward to working with Alex and the team to construct world-class facilities for the campus’ tenants, create a template for future expansion and provide significant opportunities for the communities in which we operate.”

For more information regarding Cumulus Data, visit: https://cumulusinfra.com/

 

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DC BLOX Welcomes John Dumler as Vice President of Data Center Design & Engineering

 

ATLANTA, GA, AUGUST 31, 2021, – DC BLOX, a leading provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, is pleased to announce that John R. Dumler P.E. has joined DC BLOX effective August 16, 2021, serving as Vice President of Data Center Design and Engineering. John reports directly to Mark Masi, EVP of Development, Engineering and Construction. Together, Mark and John will oversee and manage the design and engineering of all DC BLOX data center facilities, each leveraging extensive experience in construction, commissioning, operations, and sustainability.

Dumler fortifies DC BLOX’s data center engineering team, enabling the company to continue to build, own and operate multi-tenant data centers in smaller growing cities across the Southeast. As the Vice President of Data Center Design and Engineering, Dumler is responsible to ensure all of DC BLOX facilities are engineered with state-of-the-art designs and technologies to support world-class reliability and efficiency for digital infrastructure solutions. With increasing requirements for edge computing, business continuity, and environmentally friendly power usage, efficient data center design is critical to enterprise digital transformation.

“We are thrilled to welcome John Dumler to DC BLOX,” states Mark Masi, EVP of Design, Engineering and Construction for DC BLOX. “His strong background in mission critical data center design, engineering and energy management are key to ensuring that our facilities have the reliability and efficiency expected by our most demanding customers.”

Prior to joining DC BLOX, Dumler served as the Director of Energy and Engineering for Digital Realty, where he led both strategic and tactical initiatives including operational energy efficiency and engineering effectiveness across a global portfolio of over 200 data centers. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering, software development and innovation, Dumler has designed data centers as both a buyer and seller. His experience offers clients, tenants, and internal stakeholders exceptional opportunities to drive energy efficiency in data center deployments.

“I am excited to be joining the DC BLOX team,” says Mr. Dumler. “I am a big believer in DC BLOX’s mission to deliver world-class data centers in growing underserved markets. It is also clear to me that the company is not just solving for today’s market needs but is looking around the corner to ensure their facilities continue to meet evolving customer needs.”

 

John Dumler LinkedIn Profile >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/johndumler/

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STACK Infrastructure Appoints Tin Fong as Vice President of Energy and Sustainability

 

Tin Fong LinkedIn Profile >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/tin-fong-8a76696b/

Learn More About STACK Infrastructure >> https://www.stackinfra.com/

Stream Data Centers Appoints Tejo Pydipati, SVP Design & Construction

DALLAS, TX (July, 7 2021) —  Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprises, is proud to announce the addition of Tejo Pydipati to its leadership team. Pydipati, serving as Stream’s new SVP of Design and Construction, will guide mission-critical construction processes in support of the company’s expanding portfolio of campus developments, hyperscale data centers, build-to-suit data centers and powered shellsunder the leadership of Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner.

Prior to joining Stream, Pydipati spent the past eight years at DPR as a technical builder, directing teams across an array of data center developments, including both new builds and facility upgrades for global enterprise, service provider and hyperscale end-users.  Pydipati holds a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkey.

“Stream strikes a remarkable balance between real estate knowledge and technical proficiency, which provides their clients and opportunity to reap the many benefits of deep expertise in delivering and operating data centers,” comments Pydipati. “I’m honored to take the reins from Chris and look forward to applying my experience in design and construction to support Stream’s vision of strategically expanding capacity to keep pace with growing customer demand.”

“Having the right skill sets and team members on board is crucial for staying ahead of a rapidly evolving industry. Data centers are not just any building, and construction is highly specialized. Tejo is an excellent addition to our team because he delivers the holistic technical expertise we look for — a true understanding of the business, the products, the customer and the evolving needs they bring to the table,” notes Michael Lahoud, Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Stream Data Centers. “At the same time, we’re thrilled to see Chris use his two decades of data center experience in the new SVP of Development role.”

Stream Data Centers continues to expand across North America, recently, the company announced the commissioning of a new 418,000-square-foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona — which will eventually become the region’s largest multi-tenant data center campus upon full build out. Stream is also expanding its footprint in Chicago, IL, with a second data center in Elk Grove Village: Chicago II. The 32 MW data center campus will be ready for early occupancy in Q4 2021.

547 Energy – Chief Executive Officer in Residence for Data Center Development

 

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Site Developer Jason Scandrol Joins EdgeMicro’s Veteran Leadership Team

 

DENVER, COLORADO – February 1, 2021 – EdgeMicro, an edge colocation company dedicated to delivering on the promise of edge computing has announced the strategic addition of Jason Scandrol to the company’s elite leadership team as Vice President of Operations.

Scandrol joins EdgeMicro from Vantage Data Centers, where he lead and executed the company’s data center development as the Director of New Development. In addition to his experience in his role at Vantage, Scandrol brings 20 years of broad and complex facilities management, construction management, and technical operations experience.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jason to the leadership team. He’s a long-time friend and perfect for the critical role of taking the solid operational foundation Loren built and scaling it with velocity” said Greg PettineEdgeMicro‘s Co-Founder & EVP of Business Development. 

Throughout his career, Scandrol had managed small tenant improvement projects up to the development of multi-phased green field builds exceeding 100 million dollars. Similar in nature to micro data centers (MDC), Scandrol has on deployment of telecom fiber regeneration and collocation facilities. He has always had the ambition to join early-stage companies and take ownership of their continuous evaluation, seeing companies like ViaWest grow from 100 employees to 500 employees during his tenure. Scandrol’s background includes numerous instances where he proved committed to putting his customers first. Combining his extensive experience, pioneering spirit, and his shared belief in a customer-first midset, Scandrol will join EdgeMicro and continue to help them achieve their goal of creating a connected world, regardless of geography.

Learn more about EdgeMicro‘s Leadership Team and innovative colocation approach and solutions by visiting www.edgemicro.com.

 

Data Center Leader CPG Names David Mettler as Chief Revenue Officer to Support Strategic Growth Across Business Lines

Strengthening CPG’s sales team, Mettler’s experience as an industry veteran with a global track record of success will support customers across all lines of service.

 

ASHBURN, VA. – Jan. 12, 2020CPG – North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations – today announced the appointment of David Mettler to the position of chief revenue officer. Mettler is tasked with accelerating CPG’s revenue growth across all lines of business, helping to serve the diverse needs of hyperscalers, colocation facilities, enterprises and government agencies across North America.

With over 20 years of experience leading sales teams in the data center and technology services industries – serving a deep mix of customers in financial services, healthcare, and state, local and federal government – Mettler’s appointment further rounds out CPG’s executive leadership team with hands-on global sales experience. Mettler’s chief focus will be to organize the sales team to best support the diverse needs of customers and prospects across CPG’s end-to-end offerings, helping CPG deliver at the scale, pace and reliability required for modern data center service providers.

“As organizations have moved to the cloud to support exponentially-increasing data demands, the process for establishing a modern data center environment hasn’t kept up. From the build and technology install to ongoing maintenance and analytics-driven operations, the process remains far too time consuming and costly, and it involves far too many vendors,” said Tom Mertz, CEO, CPG. “David understands that today’s largest enterprises and technology companies need a true end-to-end technology partner that not only understands their business but that can dynamically scale to match their pace and tackle their long-term challenges.”

Since 2000, Fortune 500s, enterprise cloud providers and colocation customers have entrusted CPG to design, build, commission, service, monitor and maintain their data centers to ensure the availability of their business-critical data and applications. Some of these customers include Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty and Cyxtera.

“Over the last two decades, CPG has established itself as unique in its ability to support customers at every stage of the data center lifecycle, with capabilities spanning the full range required by today’s leading companies,” Mettler said. “Leveraging my two decades in the industry, I look forward to working with CPG’s executive and sales team to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory across all lines of business.”

Mettler joins CPG from Iron Mountain Data Centers, where he helped the company grow its global colocation services. Prior to Iron Mountain’s acquisition of IO Data Centers in 2018, David led IO’s U.S. sales team as vice president of sales and market director for the United States. Additionally, David was a key member of the team that managed IO’s data center expansion into the Singapore and London markets, and he previously headed up sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for managed hosting and colocation services provider Savvis.

Mettler began his career as a network engineer for Sprint and holds a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

 

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CPG Appoints Adam Board to Newly Created Position of National Safety Director

Former JE Dunn executive brings 10 years of experience leading safety programs in both data center and critical infrastructure environments

 

ASHBURN, VA. – Dec. 16, 2020CPG — North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations — today announced the appointment of Adam Board to the newly created position of national safety director. Board will lead, develop, coordinate and implement occupational safety procedures to ensure effective safety operations in the organization. In addition, he will assist in pre-planning, safety observations, incident investigation and management while utilizing industry leading indicators to drive continuous safety improvements across end-to-end customer lifecycles.

“As the data center industry’s premier end-to-end technology partner, our customers put their trust in CPG to protect the integrity of their business-critical data while also ensuring the physical safety of their people,” said Tom Mertz, CEO, CPG. “Adam brings the right mix of safety experience in mission-critical environments to elevate our safety programming and meet the high demands of our customers, some of the world’s most prominent data holders.”

Board brings more than a decade of safety experience in mission critical industries to CPG. Previously, Board led the mission critical safety and health program at JE Dunn Construction, managing $1 billion of data center construction that included ground-up data center builds as well as operational data center oversight. Board also managed and developed talent in the safety department, leading project sites to achieve a zero-incident culture.

“CPG’s end-to-end portfolio offers a unique opportunity to take my passion, expertise and experience for mission-critical safety and apply it far beyond facility construction,” said Adam Board, national safety director, CPG. “As we continue to help our customers navigate a new normal of data demand with accelerated builds, white space fit outs and data center optimizations, it’s more important than ever that safety is at the core of our operations – I look forward to ensuring that this is so.”

 

PRESS RELEASE >> https://www.cpgbeyondthecloud.com/blog/2020/12/15/cpg-appoints-adam-board-newly-created-position-national-safety-director