Matt GleasonMatt Gleason, general manager for CoreSite’s New York Market, was named Mission Critical’s Facility Manager of the Year. He will be honored during the Mission Critical Data Center and Computing Conference & Expo, which will be held June 15-16, 2015 in New York at the Times Square Marriott. Gleason will be presented his award during a special reception sponsored by Panduit at 6 p.m. on June 16, 2015.

Gleason is responsible for the overall business performance and operation of CoreSite’s NY1 and NY2 facilities. In his five years at CoreSite, he has also held the position of vice president of facilities, and was responsible for all electrical, mechanical, and building systems associated with CoreSite’s national data center portfolio. Prior to CoreSite, Gleason served as the senior technical manager at Switch and Data, overseeing the company’s infrastructure maintenance and uptime programs. He was also a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and honor graduate of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, operating and maintaining nuclear power plants on the USS Connecticut, a fast attack submarine. 

The Mission Critical Facility Manager of the Year Award recognizes exemplary performance by a data center professional. Entries were judged by Julius Neudorfer, long-time Mission Critical columnist and CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT) based in Westchester NY.

The Mission Critical Data Center and Computing Conference & Expo is a brand new event delivering the latest in cutting-edge developments in data center design, operations, technology, and management. The two-day event will include a keynote address from Charlie Manese of Facebook as well as a Keynote Panel discussion on mission critical leadership featuring Peter Gross, Bob Casilliano, Chris Crosby, and Jack Glass. In addition, attendees can participate in tutorial workshops and presentations covering three tracks: Consolidation, Integration, and Convergence; New & Challenging Computing Environments; and New Technology Methods and Solutions. The Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo is produced by Mission Critical Magazine dedicated to serving data center and mission-critical professionals and by The Critical Facilities Roundtable, a member-based community dedicated to the discussion and resolution of industry issues regarding mission-critical facilities.  The event is managed by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies.

To register, visit www.