Edward Dirnberger, IT facilities manager for a global automotive manufacturer, was named Mission Critical Magazine’s 2018 Facility Manager of the Year.

Doug Harding, manager, facility engineering for Digital Realty, and Frank Burchi, director of site operations for Aligned Energy were named this year’s runners up.

In his position, Dirnberger is directly responsible for the daily operations of multiple data centers, including 50+ IT rooms across North America, as well as the company’s enterprise operations center.

Three years ago, Mission Critical Magazine launched its Facility Manager of the Year Award with the intention of recognizing facility managers who demonstrate proficiency in three areas: efficiency, innovation, and management.

Past winners include a who’s who of industry leaders and include Matt Gleason of CoreSite, Daryl Hoelscher of Digital Realty, and Matt Spencer of Cologix. We have also recognized runners-up Jim Serafin of the Computational Facilities Complex (CFC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Dan Moore of Northeast Region, CyrusOne. And they have earned the recognition.

The Mission Critical Magazine Facility Manager of the Year will be featured in the 2018 November/December issue of Mission Critical Magazine and profiles of all the winners can be found on the Mission Critical Magazine website at https://bit.ly/2PWbdni.