Customer Demand for Data Center Construction Prompts Team Expansion
MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 22, 2014 – Electronic Environments Corporation (EEC), a leader in mission-critical facility design, build and maintenance services for nearly three decades, announces its team expansion with three key appointments: Mike Walsh, Technical Services Manager; Robert Hoffman, Project Executive; and Scott Willard, Northeast Region Senior Project Manager/Construction Manager — reflecting the growth and demand of EEC’s data center services.
Following the recent onboarding of Mission Critical Construction Services Division President Kevin O’Brien in July, EEC continues to expand and enhance its construction services as an important part of the company’s Mission Critical Lifecycle Services (MCLS) offering to better serve its customers. This investment in staffing provides EEC customers an expanded breadth of data center experience, industry and technical knowledge and expertise translating into successful facility construction and operation. New team members include:
- Mike Walsh, Technical Services Manager, Mission Critical Construction Services –Mr. Walsh joined EEC in April and is responsible for creating the company’s Technical Services Division. His primary objective to set the standards for critical infrastructure construction. Mr. Walsh’s responsibilities encompass complete pre-construction tasks including: estimating, design review, long-lead equipment procurement, sub-contractor review, contract awards, coordination, project management, factory acceptance testing (FAT), quality assurance, equipment start-up and commissioning. Prior to EEC, he was the Technical Services Manager at the New England Center for Excellence for Gilbane Builders, a $4B national construction company. There, Mr. Walsh performed all technical service responsibilities and developed formulas to build a $200M data center for AT&T. He also organized and managed all on-site mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) trades from ground breaking through commissioning. He also set all technical standards for Gilbane. Prior to Gilbane, Mr. Walsh served as a Technical Services Manager for Structure Tone Mission Critical, a global construction management company. He has worked with Kevin O’Brien since 2001 and they have worked on the compliance of over 10 data centers.
- Robert Hoffmann, Project Executive, Mission Critical Construction Services – As a Project Executive at EEC, Mr. Hoffmann oversees the development of the project management team along with its strategy, systems, controls and performance with the goal of providing service quality, delivery performance and driving EEC’s service excellence. Formerly, he was a Senior Project Manager at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors and occupiers with approximately 44,000 employees and 300 offices worldwide. At CBRE, Mr. Hoffmann managed several large technology infrastructure projects and directed a team of project managers for the renovation of a Fortune 50 corporate headquarters office. Prior to CBRE, he worked at Skanska USA, a world-leading project development and construction group as a Senior Project Manager for its Buildings Mission Critical team. There, Mr. Hoffmann led a team providing construction management services on a variety of national projects for a global technology firm. He also worked on the technical services team focusing on its mission-critical efforts at Structure Tone, a preeminent full-service construction services provider in the U.S., UK, Ireland and Asia. At Structure Tone, Mr. Hoffmann was one of the first employees of its mission-critical group handling national data center roll-outs for companies such as Teleglobe. While at Structure Tone, he worked with Kevin O’Brien for over nine years.
- Scott Willard, Northeast Region Senior Project Manager/Construction Manager, Mission Critical Facilities Services – As Project Manager/Construction Manager at EEC, Mr. Willard is responsible for developing project scopes and pricing, managing project schedules, creating and maintaining EEC construction standards, while overseeing quality control of construction projects. Previously, he served as a Senior Project Executive for the Construction division at Tocco Building Systems, a provider of a wide range of services from electrical construction to electrical services to structured cabling. At Tocco, he oversaw the operation and maintenance of clients’ intricate electrical systems. Mr. Willard also consulted with the company’s data center engineers to develop creative approaches to reducing operational costs while improving efficiencies for over 20 years.
“This investment in construction staffing is a testament to helping customers through the entire mission critical lifecycle, which is a key part of our holistic, MCLS approach. The collective knowledge these individuals bring is a key component of our ability to provide top quality services and exceptional value to our data center and telecom industry customers,” states Ken Rapoport, Founder and CEO, EEC.
Debunking industry norms, EEC views data centers as one, unified structure. By doing so, clients achieve important objectives such as availability and Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as EEC addresses all five interrelated areas of the mission-critical facilities lifecycle (planning, design management, construction, operations and maintenance and assessments). Through this, EEC has transformed traditional infrastructure solution deliveries with its unique, holistic approach of Mission Critical Lifecycle Services (MCLS). MCLS offers data center professionals a homogeneous approach to data center infrastructure that enables simplified management and tackles the evolving challenges of data center operators.
For more information about Electronic Environments Corporation and its Mission Critical Construction Services Division, please visit www.eecnet.com and http://www.eecnet.com/Home/Mission-Critical-Construction-Services/.
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About Electronic Environments
Founded in 1986, Electronic Environments Corporation (www.eecnet.com) provides critical facility services to information technology and telecommunication throughout all phases of data center lifecycle. EEC offers a single source for fully integrated data center design, mission- critical construction, and 24×7 support services. Its proven practices help IT and facilities managers eliminate downtime and reduce energy consumption within data centers and telecom sites. EEC is headquartered in Marlborough, MA and has offices located throughout the United States.
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