David Boston began his critical facilities career as facilities manager for GTE Data Services from 1985 - 1995. With the Uptime Institute, he assisted data center management teams for 14 years in two roles: consortium director and consultant. Since 2006, he has provided assessments, staff plans, and the development of comprehensive procedures and training programs for critical facility clients throughout North America and Europe. David serves as director of Facility Operations Solutions for TiePoint Engineering, a firm specializing in the design of mission critical data centers. He may be contacted at 828-526-1675 and DBoston@TiePoint.com.