David Hood has been named managing director of operations for the Digital Crossroads at Lake Michigan, the data center now under construction in Hammond.
Hood brings more than 24 years of experience in telecommunications and data center management to the project.
Hood’s more recent role was as director of operations with Netrality Properties Inc. where he oversaw the development of a data center space in Chicago. Prior to that, Hood was a network operations center manager with New Continuum Holdings Corp. where he helped implement bandwidth and network upgrades within a purpose-built data center space.
“I’m very excited to get down to work,” Hood said. “To be on the ground level of a design like this that’s going to change how data centers operate and impact the environment is going to be fantastic.”
Peter Feldman, CEO of Digital Crossroads, said, “David’s skills are second to none when it comes to managing the technical and operations sides of facilities. We’re excited to have him with us.”
The first phase of the Digital Crossroads project is a $40 million, 105,000-square-foot facility that will include a data center and shared-space tech incubator. Developers have said the project has the potential to grow into a $200 million complex with multiple buildings for state-of-the-art data computing and storage.
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