RagingWire Bolsters Management Team with Hire of Rick Lovell as Director of Critical Facilities Operations for Sacramento Data Center Campus

Onsite critical facilities management and infrastructure commissioning oversight supports RagingWire’s commitment to 100% availability for customer IT systems

October 21, 2013

RagingWire Data Centers, the nation’s premier data center provider, announced today that the company has welcomed industry veteran Rick Lovell as its Director of Critical Facilities Operations in Sacramento, California.  Rick, a senior facilities management professional, will have primary responsibility for the operations, maintenance, and new data center commissioning at RagingWire’s Sacramento data center campus, the largest commercial multi-tenant data center in the state of California.

Rick Lovell, director - critical facility operations, RagingWire data centers“Rick is a perfect fit for RagingWire, with his many years of data center operations and critical facilities commissioning experience,” said Christopher Thames, director of critical facilities operations at RagingWire.  “As RagingWire continues to grow its data center footprint in Sacramento, it is important that we have a seasoned onsite facilities director to lead our operations team, work with our infrastructure partners, and manage quality control.”

Rick brings over 30 years of experience in facilities management, operations process improvement, and vendor management to RagingWire’s industry-leading data center operations team.  Previously, he held data center leadership roles at Digital Realty Trust, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), and Faison Enterprises.  Rick will apply his extensive knowledge and experience to the data center infrastructure commissioning process, leveraging RagingWire’s patented technology which enables colocation expansion without requiring downtime or maintenance windows.  As the company expands its data center campus in Sacramento, Rick’s supervision of the commissioning cycle will ensure RagingWire’s 100% uptime SLA.

“I am proud to join the RagingWire team and lead its data center operations in Sacramento,” said Lovell.  “The current campus is nearly full and plans are underway to expand our Sacramento footprint.  It is exciting to be part of the team that delivers 100% uptime in data centers and is expanding its operations with new infrastructure commissioning.”

About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability.  The company has 650,000 square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry.  Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency.  With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations.  More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.