Mission Critical’s technical advisory board is composed of industry professionals who choose to share their expertise, guidance, and knowledge with the magazine’s editorial staff as well as the readers. By writing articles, developing webinar content, and promoting story ideas, this diversified team of individuals makes it possible for us to provide superior information to the mission critical world.
Dr. Cronin is CEO of Resilient Solutions, LLC a Mission Critical Consultancy firm founded in 2003 focused on data center management, operations, marketing, forensics, and research. Currently, his efforts are spotlighting data center efficiency research, application of 400V direct current power distribution, integration of renewable resources, and development of IoT data center applications Previously, Dr. Cronin was COO at Steel ORCA and Mission Critical Principal at Gilbane Building Company. For over 30 years, Dr. Cronin has been a leader in real estate, facilities, and the operational aspects of high technology operations. The greater part of his career has been with large fortune 500 organizations such as Macy's, Shearson Lehman Brothers, Smith Barney, and UBS. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a doctorate in mission critical operations.
Chris Crosby is the CEO and founder of Compass Datacenters. Chris has over 20 years of technology experience and over 10 years of real estate and investment experience.
Peter Curtis has over three decades of experience working in the mission critical engineering industry, overseeing critical systems design, construction, operations, energy, and budgets for multi-megawatt infrastructures. Curtis is the founder of the PMC Group One LLC, an engineering, technology, and research company. He has been at the forefront of developing new technology innovations, such as M.C. Access, GreenBUS, and SmartWALK®, along with the development of various learning management systems, all to reduce human error, mitigate risk, and improve energy security. He serves as an industry educator at the New York Institute of Technology, Marist College, the Association of Facilities Engineers, and the International Building Engineers Union. Curtis is also the author of “Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment” — an imperative guide to designing, operating, and maintaining mission critical equipment and systems.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the Deputy Director of Mechanical Engineering for Jacobs'Architecture and Engineering Practice in St. Louis. Kevin is registered in seven states and a LEED Accredited Professional, and proud to serve as a member of the Advisory Board for Engineered Systems magazine. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Dickens has been responsible for the mechanical design for a range of mission critical facilities in both the private and public sector including military command and control, national intelligence and commercial data centers, with a focus on HVAC systems.
Josh Fluecke serves as a practice area director and project manager for Syska Hennessy. Over the last 20 years, he has managed numerous hyperscale, colocation, and critical facility projects throughout all stages of design, construction, testing and commissioning, and completion. Fluecke also serves as board director for Chicagoland’s Electric Association and chairman for the Electric Association’s Consulting Electrical Engineers Division. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Scott Good a Sr. Consultant at the Uptime Institute an unbiased, third-party data center research, education, and consulting organization focused on improving data center performance and efficiency through collaboration and innovation. The Uptime Institute serves all shareholders of the data center industry, including enterprise and third-party operation, manufacturers, providers, and engineers. This collaborative approach, completed with the Uptime Institute's capability to recognize trends on a global basis and to interface directly with owners, results in solutions and innovations freed from regional constraints for the benefit of the worldwide data center industry.
Rudy Bergthold, P.E., is senior vice president and CTO at Cupertino Electric, Inc., San Francisco. Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is an electrical engineering and construction company that uncovers challenges and delivers cutting-edge solutions for commercial, renewable, utility, modular, and data center customers experiencing intense change. The company builds the infrastructure that enables its customers to realize their vision.
As general manager of Intel® Data Center Management Solutions, Jeff Klaus leads a global team that designs, builds, sells and supports data center software products through an extensive distribution network. Since joining Intel in 2000, Klaus built and maintains the largest global distribution ecosystem of middleware solutions through server hardware OEMs, software infrastructure management providers and cloud service providers.
As a leader in the data center infrastructure industry, his group currently sells Intel® Virtual Gateway access management and Intel® Data Center Manager (DCM), the only software that provides real-time, server-level telemetry data and power management across a wide range of data center servers and IT devices.
An active member within the software defined solutions space, Klaus serves on the Board of Directors for the Green IT Council and has presented multiple keynotes at leading industry conferences, including Gartner Data Center, AFCOM's Data Center World, the Green IT Symposium, and the Green Gov Conference. As a thought leader within the DCIM community Klaus regularly contributes articles on key data center topics and trends in Forbes, DataCenter Dynamics, Mission Critical, Data Center Post, IT Business Edge, Data Center Knowledge, Information Management and Data Centre Management.
Klaus earned his BS in Finance at Boston College and his MBA in Marketing at Boston University.
Bruce Myatt is a registered Mechanical Engineer, founder of the Critical Facilities Roundtable, and was previously director of Mission Critical Facilities at M+W Group. Previously he was director of Projects at KlingStubbins Mission Critical. He has over 25 years of engineering consulting experience working with facilities such as data centers, clean rooms, semiconductor fabs, nuclear power plants, and DOE's nuclear weapons production facilities. He has recently led work for LBNL and PG&E related to data center energy efficiency benchmarking, technology demonstration, design assist, and retro-commissioning programs.
Bruce has actively pioneered server cooling solutions that isolate air flow in order to prevent air 'recirculation' and 'short-circuiting' in data center environments. Bruce is a Founder of San Francisco's Critical Facilities Round Table (CFRT); Co-Chairman of the CFRT High Density Data Center Committee; Technical Columnist and Advisory Board member at Mission Critical Magazine; member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Data Center Energy Efficiency Committee; Advisory Board Member at 6Connect; Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sigma Phi Delta International Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity; and, recently, a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Bay Area.
Keith Lane has over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of mission-critical facilities. He is a professional electrical engineer licensed in thirteen states, a licensed general electrical administrator, a registered communications distribution designer, a network transport system specialist, a registered telecommunications project manager, a lighting certified qualified professional, and a LEED-accredited professional. Keith is the president/CEO and chief engineer of Lane Coburn & Associates.
Julius is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT). based in Westchester NY, and has been designing and implementing Data Center Infrastructure and related technology projects for over 20 years. NAAT’s clients include Fortune 500 firms and government agencies.
Julius is a member of ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE and The Green Grid, as well as a Certified Data Center Design Professional “CDCDP” designer and instructor. He is also an instructor for the US Department of Energy’s Data Center Energy Practitioner “DCEP” program.
Julius has written numerous articles, whitepapers and webinars for various IT and Data Center publications on data center power, cooling and efficiency, and writes his “Hot Aisle Insight’ blog here at Mission Critical Magazine
Vali Sorell has more than 35 years of HVAC Engineering experience, approximately 20 of which have been committed exclusively to the design, commissioning, and controls of mission critical facilities. He has been responsible for developing concepts and innovations on a wide range of data center projects across multiple market sectors, including software development, financial services, utilities, insurance, energy research, health care, and colocation facilities. He has authored many technical papers on best practices in mission critical design and has spoken at numerous industry conferences, such as ASHRAE, 7x24 Exchange Intl., DataCenterDynamics, Critical Facilities Summit, and AFCOM. He is an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer, and he is a developer and instructor for the DCEP program offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and LBNL.
Sorell is a voting member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 — Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces, and Electronic Equipment; a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 90.4 — Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings; and he is the president of the 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in New York.
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Bill is currently senior vice president and the chief engineer at Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s leading electrical contractors and design/ build firms. He oversees over 60 employees in the firm’s engineering, modeling, and design process operations.
Terry L. Rodgers, CPE, CPMP is the vice president of commissioning services at Primary Integration Solutions in Charlotte, NC. He has over 35 years of experience in Critical Facilities operations and management with an emphasis on commissioning and continuous operations.Terry is an active member of ASHRAE SPC-90.4, ASHRAE TC9.9, ASHRAE SPC-127, and ASHRAE GPC 1.2. Terry has co-authored various books, white papers, and presentations on critical facilities, commissioning, and facilities management, is a regular columnist in Mission Critical Magazine, and helped develop and teach data center related training classes for the Department of Energy and private enterprises. Terry has performed over 50 site reliability assessments in 20 countries and 5 continents over the last several years. Prior to working at Primary Integration, Terry held a senior reactor operator certification with General Electric’s Nuclear Energy division, worked in aerospace with Lockheed Martin, worked as facilities manager and compliance officer at Fannie Mae, and managed the southeast region Facilities Management and Commissioning Group for Syska Hennessy.
Paul E. Schlattman
Paul Schlattman is a senior vice president at ESD, responsible for leading the firm’s consulting practice in the areas of data center development, total cost of ownership (TCO), mergers and acquisitions (infrastructure), and technology migration services. Over his career, Paul has consulted within the data center sector in Europe, Pacific Rim, North America, and South America. Additionally, he is an internationally renowned speaker and has authored numerous articles published in industry publications.
Henry is senior staff technologist focused on energy efficient performance technologies at Intel. The technologies cover the full vertical computing hardware stack from silicon and component level power and thermal technologies to system power distribution to power and thermal management architectures. Henry is responsible for developing and gaining industry and internal technology roadmaps on energy efficient performance technologies. The technologist drives both the internal product development process, leading technical teams integrating energy efficient performance technologies, as well as the external technology developments for energy efficient performance, such as metrics, technology protocols, and environmental standards.
Carrie Goetz, Principal/CTO, StrategITcom, personifies over 35 years of global experience designing, running and auditing IT departments, data centers and working with intelligent building infrastructures. Fostering women in Tech, StrategITcom is founded with a charter to assure that 50% of employees are women and 50% of all partner referrals will go to women owned enterprises of all ethnicities. She is an international keynote speaker and is published in 69 countries in over 250 publications. She holds an honorary doctorate in Mission Critical Operations, MBA, RCDD/NTS, CNID, CDCP, CSM-Agile, AWS CCP and is a 2nd degree Master Infrastructure Mason with over 40 certifications throughout her career. She is on the WIMCO national education committee and a long-time participant in 7x24 Exchange, AFCOM and Data Center Institute board of advisors, Mission Critical Advisory Board, Cnet Technical Curriculum Advisory Board, Vice Chairwoman and Liaison for STEM for AATCU, a member of WIMCO, BICSI and champions women in STEM. She holds one telecommunications patent and has submitted 2 others.
Dennis Julian is principal and mission critical expert at Harley Ellis Devereauz (HED). He has designed certified Tier III and IV facilities. He has also presented as a keynote speaker for multiple organizations, served on industry panels, and published articles for 7x24 Exchange Intl., BICSI, and more. Julian contributed to the development of ANSI/BICSI 002 Data Center Design and Best Practices standard. Contact him at email@example.com.