Matt Gleason, general manager for Coresite's New York region, has been voted Mission Critical Magazine’sInaugural Data Center Facility Manager of the Year for 2015. With the privilege to write about Matt and this prestigious MVP award, I endeavored to learn more about Matt and was not surprised in the end with the choice.
Consider the supporting evidence to make the case obvious and easy: Matt is being recognized for work in his previous role as CoreSite's vice president of facilities to improve the performance and operational efficiency of one of the larges publicly held dat center providers in North America. Consider the size and scale and criticality associated with improving that type of infrastructure, while it’s hot, with no downtime. That’s a tough pedigree to beat. MVP candidate for sure.
Consider the credentials of the judge and criteria. Mission Critical Magazine’s editor and staff collaborated with Julius Neudorfer on the qualifying criteria for the Facility Manager of the Year. As chief technology officer and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc., a member of AFCOM, ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE, and The Green Grid, a Certified Data Center Design Professional “CDCDP” designer and instructor, author of countless white papers and articles, and an instructor for the US Department of Energy “Data Center Energy Practitioner” “DCEP” program, I’d say Julius qualifies as an All Star Judge.