Horizon Telcom announces hire of Michael Snyder as Vice President of Marketing, Residental / FTTP

HORIZON WELCOMES NEW VP OF MARKETING, UNDERSCORES CONTINUED MISSION-CRITICAL FTTH PUSH ACROSS OHIO AND BEYOND

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – May 9, 2022 –  Horizon, an Ohio-based fiber-optic broadband company, is proud to announce the strategic addition of its new Vice President of Residential Marketing: Michael Snyder. Snyder’s addition to the Horizon team comes at an extremely opportune time for the company, complementing and empowering Horizon’s aggressive Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network expansions across Ohio.

Horizon, a dedicated Midwest network partner, is committed to supplying Midwestern businesses and communities with the mission-critical, high-value connectivity they require to grow and thrive. To support this dedication, the company has been in the midst of an ongoing effort to expand its regional state-of-the-art, fiber-optic network. To date, the company has announced or begun build-outs in a number of Ohio markets, including Greenfield, OH, Washington Court House, OH, Lancaster, OH, Zanesville, OH, Athens, OH, Logan, OH,  Johnstown, OH and Hillsboro, OH. These builds will pass thousands of homes and businesses and add hundreds of miles of new fiber to Horizon’s existing footprint — and more markets are on the way.

Snyder will be instrumental in the continued success of this expansion initiative, and he will be spearheading all aspects of residential fiber marketing and sales to consumers and small businesses across all service areas. Snyder brings more than 35 years of rich marketing experience — much of which is telecommunications-specific — to the Horizon team, leveraging keen insight into direct-to-consumer and B2B segments. Notably, Snyder has also been head of strategy for an award-winning ad agency in Philadelphia, PA. Snyder’s addition to the team will ensure Horizon can quickly meet and exceed the subscriber and revenue goals it has set out, especially as it quickly expands to connect more communities.

“I was so impressed by the management team at Horizon, which is stacked with ultra-intelligent industry veterans, and I knew that joining this team would present the perfect opportunity to take everything I’ve learned from an extensive career in marketing and put it to work for the great cause of closing digital divides,” comments Snyder. “Horizon’s corporate environment is exactly the kind I thrive in, and I look forward to employing my knowledge to support its community dedication and continued fiber network growth.”

The past couple of years’ unprecedented global disruption shined a light on the acute need for equitable sharing of affordable, reliable access to powerful internet services. Horizon’s FTTH provides crucial reliability and consistency for businesses and families throughout the company’s growing footprint with a level of value that competitors can’t achieve. For instance, Horizon delivers symmetrical upload and download speeds at every price point.

“We’re very excited to bring Michael on, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise to tell our story. Horizon has been a neighbor to its customers and communities for more than 125 years, providing the most advanced telecommunications technologies to ensure these communities can flourish. We’re always looking to build on that community-first and connectivity-centric heart of our business,” states Jim Capuano, President and CEO of Horizon. “Our local expertise and dedication to empowering next-generation capabilities for homes and businesses are what sets us apart, and we’re thrilled to welcome Michael to the team.”

 

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Scott Hanna Joins Cumulus Data as Chief Revenue Officer

Former CyrusOne executive to lead data center leasing and origination for flagship Cumulus hyperscale campus outside Berwick, Pa. and accelerate replication across Talen Energy footprint

THE WOODLANDS, TexasApril 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cumulus Data (“Cumulus”), a subsidiary of Talen Energy Corporation (“Talen Energy”), today announced that it has appointed Scott Hanna to the role of chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, Hanna will lead revenue generation and data center leasing for Cumulus Data including sales, marketing and customer support, while accelerating platform expansion strategic initiatives.  Mr. Hanna will report to Alex Hernandez, CEO of Cumulus Data and Talen Energy.

Hanna joins Cumulus with over 30 years of successful sales management and marketing experience, including leading and developing the sales organization for CyrusOne, a $15 billion data center technology real estate investment trust (REIT) that serves Fortune 1000 companies as well as Hyperscale companies worldwide.  His focus initially will be on marketing Cumulus Data’s flagship digital campus outside Berwick, Pennsylvania, which will be powered via direct interconnect to Talen Energy’s carbon-free Susquehanna nuclear generation facility with generating capacity of 2.5 Gigawatts.

“Our company is at an important inflection point as we transition from an operational turnaround to strategically re-positioning Talen Energy for long-term value creation.  The growth of Cumulus Data, underpinned by customer relationships and key power infrastructure, is a key part our transformation and value creation agenda,” said Chief Executive Officer Alex Hernandez. “Scott’s leadership capabilities, track record of value creation, and data center industry experience strengthens Cumulus to solve the energy ‘trilemma’ for digital infrastructure customers, while growing the Cumulus platform.  I welcome Scott to the Talen Energy and Cumulus Data leadership team,” Hernandez continued.

“I am pleased to join Cumulus Data in this new role to position Cumulus and Talen Energy to lead the digital infrastructure transition,” Hanna said. “I look forward to working with Alex, chief data center officer, Kevin Dalton, chief financial officer Dustin Wertheimer, and the Talen-Cumulus management team to secure tenants for our world-class facilities, create a template for future expansion and provide significant opportunities for the communities in which we operate. Cumulus offers a differentiated solution at scale, providing data centers that are directly connected to carbon-free, reliable, low-cost electricity without intermediation by legacy utilities,” continued Mr. Hanna.

The first Cumulus data center, a 48 Megawatt powered shell designed for hyperscale cloud applications, is currently under construction and will be completed in the second half of 2022. Two additional 48 Megawatt powered shells are in advanced development to deliver a total of 150 Megawatts of capacity in Phase I over the near term and an aggregate capacity for the Cumulus Data hyperscale campus of 475 Megawatts.  For additional information regarding the Cumulus Data campus and customer solutions, please visit the Cumulus Data website.

Hanna brings a wealth of market specific knowledge as well as long-standing customer and partner relationships to Cumulus Data.  During his tenure with CyrusOne he played an integral role in leading and developing the sales organization in advance of its successful IPO in January 2013.  Hanna also held sales, management, and marketing leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies including Nestle, Anheuser Busch, Boston Scientific, and EMC² where he was the enterprise sales director.  He grew EMC2‘s business from $20M annually to $130M annually and helped to create its partnership with Dell Technologies.  A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications.

About Cumulus Data
Cumulus Data, a subsidiary of Talen Energy, is developing a 475 Megawatt hyperscale data center campus located outside Berwick, Pa., with the potential to expand operations to other sites across the United States. The flagship Susquehanna campus will be powered by >1 Gigawatt of ultra-reliable, carbon-free, 24×7 nuclear power with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for cloud data center customers in the United States.  Cumulus also offers customers the ability to supplement its carbon-free offering with 400 Megawatts of solar generation capacity under development. Cumulus Data has broken ground on its digital campus and anticipates having its first data center available for lease in the second half 2022.  For more information, visit: https://cumulusinfra.com/

About Talen Energy Corporation
Talen Energy, through its subsidiary Talen Energy Supply, LLC, is one of the largest competitive power generation and infrastructure companies in North America. The company owns and/or controls approximately 13,000 Megawatts of generating capacity in wholesale U.S. power markets, principally in the Mid-Atlantic, Texas and Montana.  Talen Energy is also developing a large-scale portfolio of renewable energy, battery storage, and digital infrastructure assets across its expansive footprint with a goal of leading the clean energy and digital infrastructure transition and being a Force for Good for its people and communities along the way.  For more information, visit https://www.talenenergy.com/esg-focused-future/

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Stream Data Centers Appoints Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Leasing and Development

 

Dallas, TX (November 17, 2021) – Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprises, is proud to announce the expansion of its leasing and sales team with the strategic addition of Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Hyperscale Leasing and Development. Leveraging her rich background in the data center industry, Deir will support Stream’s strategic goals to ensure the company is optimally supporting its growing customer base across hyperscale and cloud requirements.

Prior to joining Stream, Deir served as the Strategic Director of Sales, West Region, for CoreSite. She also served as the Director of Sales, West Region, for Aptum (formerly Peer1Network,) a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider.

“I was drawn to Stream as my next step not only because of its dedicated service style and robust suite of high-quality solutions, but because of the quality of its customer base. 90% of Stream’s capacity is leased by Fortune 100 companies, and it’s meeting this challenge of delivering the right capabilities to the world’s most demanding customers that excites me,” comments Deir. “Stream has proven that it can provide exceptional support to customers’ digital transformations, and I look forward to complementing that existing talent with what I can bring to the company.”

Stream Data Centers delivers a complete menu of mission-critical data center services, including hyperscale developments, powered shells, build-to-suit solutions, adaptable turnkey colocation and more. Stream’s real estate development expertise and dedicated service style sets it apart from large REITs or private equity firms, empowering customers with a unique level of stability and flexibility. This approach delivers the tailored solutions that sophisticated users require — from strategic site selection, delivery of powered shells and build-to-suit projects, to adaptable, turnkey facilities coupled with the advantage of a large in-house energy procurement services offering.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Yvonne to the team, and we’re excited to add another team member with an outstanding reputation and specialized tenure serving the hyperscale and cloud space,” comments Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing. “We pride ourselves on our people, and Yvonne is one of the rare individuals who can always be counted on to deliver outstanding performance with the highest level of integrity.”

“Adding Yvonne to the team is a great testament to what Stream has built over the past 22 years in the data center industry.  Continuing to attract highly sought-after top performers like Yvonne is the key to delivering the results our customers have come to expect,” states Rob Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner of Stream. “Yvonne’s cloud and hyperscale expertise aligns well with our portfolio and serving offerings, and we look forward to seeing how her individual perspective supports a new phase of success.”

Stream Data Centers continues to comprehensively support new and expanding data requirements. Most recently, the company announced the commissioning of a new 418,000-square-foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona, where at full build, this location will be the region’s largest multi-tenant data center campus. Stream is also expanding its footprint with a second data center in Chicago’s Elk Grove Village with a 32 MW data center campus ready for early occupancy in 2Q22.

To learn more about Stream Data Centers, visit www.streamdatacenters.com.

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Stream Data Centers Appoints Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Leasing and Development

Dallas, TX (November 17, 2021) – Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprises, is proud to announce the expansion of its leasing and sales team with the strategic addition of Yvonne Deir as Vice President of Hyperscale Leasing and Development. Leveraging her rich background in the data center industry, Deir will support Stream’s strategic goals to ensure the company is optimally supporting its growing customer base across hyperscale and cloud requirements.

Prior to joining Stream, Deir served as the Strategic Director of Sales, West Region, for CoreSite. She also served as the Director of Sales, West Region, for Aptum (formerly Peer1Network,) a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider.

“I was drawn to Stream as my next step not only because of its dedicated service style and robust suite of high-quality solutions, but because of the quality of its customer base. 90% of Stream’s capacity is leased by Fortune 100 companies, and it’s meeting this challenge of delivering the right capabilities to the world’s most demanding customers that excites me,” comments Deir. “Stream has proven that it can provide exceptional support to customers’ digital transformations, and I look forward to complementing that existing talent with what I can bring to the company.”

Stream Data Centers delivers a complete menu of mission-critical data center services, including hyperscale developments, powered shells, build-to-suit solutions, adaptable turnkey colocation and more. Stream’s real estate development expertise and dedicated service style sets it apart from large REITs or private equity firms, empowering customers with a unique level of stability and flexibility. This approach delivers the tailored solutions that sophisticated users require — from strategic site selection, delivery of powered shells and build-to-suit projects, to adaptable, turnkey facilities coupled with the advantage of a large in-house energy procurement services offering.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Yvonne to the team, and we’re excited to add another team member with an outstanding reputation and specialized tenure serving the hyperscale and cloud space,” comments Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing. “We pride ourselves on our people, and Yvonne is one of the rare individuals who can always be counted on to deliver outstanding performance with the highest level of integrity.”

“Adding Yvonne to the team is a great testament to what Stream has built over the past 22 years in the data center industry.  Continuing to attract highly sought-after top performers like Yvonne is the key to delivering the results our customers have come to expect,” states Rob Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner of Stream. “Yvonne’s cloud and hyperscale expertise aligns well with our portfolio and serving offerings, and we look forward to seeing how her individual perspective supports a new phase of success.”

Stream Data Centers continues to comprehensively support new and expanding data requirements. Most recently, the company announced the commissioning of a new 418,000-square-foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona, where at full build, this location will be the region’s largest multi-tenant data center campus. Stream is also expanding its footprint with a second data center in Chicago’s Elk Grove Village with a 32 MW data center campus ready for early occupancy in 2Q22.

To learn more about Stream Data Centers, visit www.streamdatacenters.com.

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.”

 

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

 

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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.

Patrinely Group Appoints Nic Bustamante As Senior Vice President Development

 

HOUSTON, TX, February 2021 — Patrinely Group, a national real estate development, management, and investment firm, announced that Nic Bustamante would be joining the senior leadership team as the company’s SVP Development. Patrinely Group has completed $10 billion in transactions since 1983 and has established a strong, respected foundation, which it is leveraging to propel the company’s growth and offerings to now include data center development in major markets.

Nic joins Patrinely Group from Apple, where he has spent 6 years as the company’s Head of Global Infrastructure Strategy, Research, and Development, however, his experience in the industry dates back to the first data center boom in the early 2000’s where he led teams managing data center projects for Qwest and UUNET.

Nic possesses a remarkable awareness of the whole of the competitive commercial market from a product, price, location, and participant viability standpoint, which comes from not only his experience with Apple, but also from his perspectives gained while working at Rackspace, Microsoft, and early years. His 20 years of experience will allow him to successfully manage his responsibilities at Patrinely Group as the SVP Development including program and construction management, build-to-suit support, process and project improvement, procurement, and more.

 

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