Stream Data Centers has announced Stewart Collier has been named managing director of critical environments. Collier will manage the company’s Critical Environment Services operation, a cross-functional team responsible for operating all data center facilities across a combined portfolio of Stream-owned and managed facilities.

This highly experienced group is focused on providing industry leading critical environment management services that support Stream Data Centers’ commitment to 100% uptime and comprehensive account management. 

As managing director, one of Collier’s initial responsibilities is developing the data center team’s Critical Environments Training Academy (CETA). This new academy will leverage industry leading educational resources in areas such as health and safety, cross functional discipline skillset development and human factors training. CETA is a multi-tiered, multi-year approach that provides a “playbook” for mission critical teams to better understand performance, and to help prevent interruptions to system operations. 

“I am extremely excited to be a part of this great team of professionals,” said Collier. “We have a chance to make a statement in this [data center] industry, and an opportunity for greatness as we assess the team for enhanced efficiencies, processes, procedures and overall integrations through our training academy to learn how to best serve our customers. Platforms such as CETA, are required foundational pieces for recruiting, training and keeping the top talent in the industry.”

Collier has a successful history of being engaged in both the mission-critical world and the facilities management industry, having been previously involved in the development of the Critical Environment Services business. Additionally, he has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results globally through innovative strategic planning and subsequent change management.

“We have gotten to know Stewart and his passion for the industry over the last few years and are glad to officially have him on the team,” said Michael Lahoud, chief operating officer, Stream Data Centers. “His experience, insight and leadership are essential to managing and growing our critical facilities management business.”