The Open-IX Association (OIX) has announced the following new officers on its board of directors: William Charnock as chairman; Christian Koch as vice chairman; new board member Greg Hankins as treasurer; and executive director Gabe Cole as secretary. The board was reconstituted this past October.
In addition, new board member Vinay Nagpal has been reappointed chair of the Open-IX Marketing Committee and Eli D. Scher has been appointed chair of the Data Center Standards Committee. Scher, who has served on the Open-IX Data Center Standards Committee since June 2014, is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of New Continuum Holdings Corporation, which operates a carrier-neutral, multi-tenant data center in the western Chicago suburbs. He also serves as CEO of United IX, a multi-site peering fabric in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Dave Temkin, the former chairman of the board and Open-IX co-founder stated, "We welcome Will Charnock as the new chairman of the board along with a new leadership team that will help propel the vision of Open-IX through extensive industry knowledge, experience and skills."