Addam Friedl, the former chief technology officer for HP Critical Facilities Services (HPCFS), has been named senior vice president and Mission Critical Facilities Practice Leader at Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD)

"Addam Friedl is a well-known industry expert and great addition to our team,” said Raj Gupta, CEO of ESD.  “Under the leadership of Michael Kuppinger, executive vice president and general manager, our MCF & Technology Group has grown to over 75 staff and is recognized as a preeminent data center consulting operation.  The group has designed over eight million square feet of data center space in the past five years, working on behalf of industry giants Allstate, Bank of America, BP, Computer Science Corp, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Digital Reality, Equinix, JPMorgan Chase, Motorola, UBS, and many others.”

As chief technology officer at HPCFS, Friedl was responsible for driving technical innovation within the CFS business and its projects, as well as proactive collaboration with other HP service lines and third-party entities. He established and led the team of subject matter experts, not only as an R&D group but also as a strong client service organization. Previously, Friedl served as a principal at EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc., which was acquired by HP in 2008.

A registered professional engineer in 32 states, Friedl received a B.S in electrical engineering, from the University of South Florida. He is an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer and is National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) registered.