Digital Realty has announced that Erich Sanchack has been named executive vice president, operations. Sanchack will report directly to A. William Stein, chief executive officer, and will be responsible for overseeing global portfolio operations, global construction, colocation and interconnection service implementation as well as supply chain operations.
"I am pleased to welcome Erich to the Digital Realty team and look forward to working closely with him to optimize our growing global operations," said Stein. "Erich's diverse background consisting of deep operational, financial, and business development experience makes him uniquely qualified for this role where he will be responsible for ensuring we deliver the most efficient and effective solutions to our customers around the world. On behalf of the entire company, I would also like to extend a big thank you to Andy Power for leading the operations division while we searched for the best candidate to lead the team."
Sanchack has extensive experience in operational and business development roles in the technology and telecommunications industries, including building and operating data centers. He most recently served as senior vice president, IT Solutions and new market development at CenturyLink where he was responsible for global commercial managed services and IT service offerings. At CenturyLink, he also held the title of senior vice president and general manager, Federal, where he was responsible for the company's government sector portfolio encompassing network operations, cybersecurity and security operations, managed hosting with cloud and data management services, and a wide array of communications and IT services.
Prior to CenturyLink, Sanchack served as an executive at Lockheed Martin for 12 years, where he held various vice president roles. As vice president, competitive enhancements, he identified and led cost-saving and corporate consolidation initiatives. While vice president, corporate internal audit, he reported directly to the board of directors and oversaw the company's risk management and internal control processes governing global operations. He also served as vice president, Information Technology Services, where he managed large, complex global operations and contracts.
"Digital Realty is renowned in the industry for providing top-tier, innovative data center solutions and I am honored to join the company," said Sanchack. "I look forward to working with Bill and the entire executive team to ensure our corporate strategy and operations are fully aligned to deliver our customers the customized data center solutions they need to grow their businesses."
In addition to his professional activities, Sanchack is an engaged community leader and veteran. He is a member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association for the Greater Washington Region, and sits on the Advisory Council for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and the Armed Services Council for the Union League of Philadelphia. Sanchack is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in Finance and Operations and completed multiple overseas deployments. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.