Seasoned executive joins RagingWire after two decades of operations and engineering experience at Dominion, NRG Energy, and General Electric
RagingWire Data Centers, the nation’s premier data center provider and an NTT Communications group company, today announced that Phillip Sandino was named the company's new vice president of data center operations. Sandino will be responsible for end-to-end operations of all RagingWire data center facilities including campuses in Ashburn, Va., Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas, Texas, as well as future builds in top North American markets. Mr. Sandino’s responsibilities include critical facilities operations, commissioning, infrastructure service delivery, security, and safety on a corporate level.
"Our growth trajectory in wholesale data center colocation for enterprise and internet companies has been tremendous," said RagingWire President Douglas Adams. “To support that growth, we needed a proven executive with significant operational experience and exceptional leadership skills, and we found it in Phillip Sandino. Phillip’s abilities span the engineering, technology, and human aspects of operations, which will all be critical to our continued success.”
"RagingWire sets the standard in data center colocation design and service," said Sandino. "The company has a ten-year track record of delivering 100% availability and world-class customer experience, earning them the highest Net Promoter® Score in the data center industry. I am honored to join the RagingWire team and look forward to helping them raise the bar even higher."
Before joining RagingWire, Sandino worked at Dominion and Dominion Virginia Power for 13 years in various operations roles serving data centers, mass transit projects, and large public and private entities in the greater Washington DC area. He began as an operations manager and was quickly promoted several times to increasingly larger director roles in operations and customer solutions. Prior to Dominion, Sandino was an operations supervisor at NRG Energy and a commercial program manager for GE Energy.
Throughout his career, Phillip has been involved in many local community and professional organizations including: the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network, the Loudoun County Sustainable Energy Advisory Task Force, Fairfax County Public Schools, and the Boy Scouts of America. In 2013, Mr. Sandino was honored with a Dominion Volunteer of the Year award, recognizing the exceptional dedication of its employees who volunteer their time and energy to help in their local communities and in other countries.
Mr. Sandino holds an MBA in Strategy and Information and Operations Management from the University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Texas Tech University. Sandino is a U.S. Navy veteran and is fluent in English and Spanish.
RagingWire operates nearly 1,000,000 square feet of data center space in the United States. With the opening of the CA3 Data Center in 2015, RagingWire expanded its Sacramento, California campus to 680,000 square feet and 53 megawatts of critical IT power. In Ashburn, Virginia, the top market for data center colocation in the world, RagingWire will hold a grand opening for its new VA2 Data Center on April 28, 2016, expanding that campus to nearly 300,000 square feet and 28 megawatts of critical IT power. RagingWire also has begun construction on a new 1,000,000 square foot data center campus on 42 acres of land in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, and broken ground on a massive 2,000,000 square foot data center campus on 78 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia.
About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability and high-density power. The company currently has over 80MW of critical IT load spread across nearly 1 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia, with significant growth plans in both locations, Texas, and other top North American data center markets. As an NTT Communications group company, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and is part of the global network of 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications under the NexcenterTM brand. For more information visit www.ragingwire.com.