Data Specialties Inc. (DSI) will open an office in St. Louis, MO, to serve its customers in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.

“With a home base that can serve and focus on the central part of the United States, we will be on track towards our projected growth of doubling the size of our market share and creating a truly national footprint over the next two years,” states Steve Borley, vice president of sales and marketing for Data Specialties Inc.

In order to bring its same level of industry knowledge and expertise to the central part of the states, DSI has recruited a few of the industry’s top talent already rooted in the local area.  Jon Jonz, newly appointed regional manager for DSI’s St. Louis office, has over 20 years of experience in the construction and data center services industry.

Jonz’s most recent experience includes the organization and start-up of a data center consulting firm and he is active in numerous regional data center organizations, including AFCOM, in addition to being a founding member of the St. Louis Gateway Board of Directors. He regularly speaks at tradeshows and corporate events across the country, and is a recognized expert in the areas of cooling and power efficiency. Jonz will be responsible for the general management and sales of the St. Louis office.

Mike Balles is a 28-year veteran of the data center industry and will serve as technical manager for DSI - St. Louis. In his tenure, he has specialized in the planning and design of technical facilities as well as the design and construction of data centers, network switching facilities, call centers, cable television head-ends, cell sites, and numerous health care facilities.

Balles’s career includes work as lead designer and project manager for several design, engineering, and data-center design-build firms. He is also a member of a number of construction and data center service organizations.

Kevin Mattison will serve as construction manager for DSI’s St. Louis office. For the past decade, he has been managing construction of data center ground-up and renovation projects for mission critical facilities and has more than 30 years of hands on experience in the field.

With its new facility now open and fully staffed with local area data center professionals, DSI is ready and able to fulfill midwest as well as east coast data center projects and inquiries.  With licensing in over 24 states, Data Specialties Inc. is officially standing ground as a nation wide data center design-build construction firm.