Data Center Leader CPG Names David Mettler as Chief Revenue Officer to Support Strategic Growth Across Business Lines

Strengthening CPG’s sales team, Mettler’s experience as an industry veteran with a global track record of success will support customers across all lines of service

ASHBURN, VA. - Jan. 12, 2020 - CPG – North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations – today announced the appointment of David Mettler to the position of chief revenue officer. Mettler is tasked with accelerating CPG’s revenue growth across all lines of business, helping to serve the diverse needs of hyperscalers, colocation facilities, enterprises and government agencies across North America.

With over 20 years of experience leading sales teams in the data center and technology services industries – serving a deep mix of customers in financial services, healthcare, and state, local and federal government – Mettler’s appointment further rounds out CPG’s executive leadership team with hands-on global sales experience. Mettler’s chief focus will be to organize the sales team to best support the diverse needs of customers and prospects across CPG’s end-to-end offerings, helping CPG deliver at the scale, pace and reliability required for modern data center service providers.

“As organizations have moved to the cloud to support exponentially-increasing data demands, the process for establishing a modern data center environment hasn’t kept up. From the build and technology install to ongoing maintenance and analytics-driven operations, the process remains far too time consuming and costly, and it involves far too many vendors,” said Tom Mertz, CEO, CPG. “David understands that today’s largest enterprises and technology companies need a true end-to-end technology partner that not only understands their business but that can dynamically scale to match their pace and tackle their long-term challenges.”

Since 2000, Fortune 500s, enterprise cloud providers and colocation customers have entrusted CPG to design, build, commission, service, monitor and maintain their data centers to ensure the availability of their business-critical data and applications. Some of these customers include Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty and Cyxtera.

“Over the last two decades, CPG has established itself as unique in its ability to support customers at every stage of the data center lifecycle, with capabilities spanning the full range required by today’s leading companies,” Mettler said. “Leveraging my two decades in the industry, I look forward to working with CPG’s executive and sales team to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory across all lines of business.”

Mettler joins CPG from Iron Mountain Data Centers, where he helped the company grow its global colocation services. Prior to Iron Mountain's acquisition of IO Data Centers in 2018, David led IO's U.S. sales team as vice president of sales and market director for the United States. Additionally, David was a key member of the team that managed IO's data center expansion into the Singapore and London markets, and he previously headed up sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for managed hosting and colocation services provider Savvis. 

Mettler began his career as a network engineer for Sprint and holds a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

For more information about CPG, visit https://www.cpgbeyondthecloud.com/.

About CPG

Headquartered in Ashburn, Va. and backed by Columbia Capital, CPG is North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations for conventional, hyperscale and edge data centers, at the speed, cost and integrity that operating at the edge now requires. Since 2000, Fortune 500s, enterprise cloud providers and colocation customers have entrusted CPG to design, build, commission, service, monitor and maintain over 2000MW of complex environments, while protecting and enabling their business-critical data.

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CPG Appoints Adam Board to Newly Created Position of National Safety Director

Former JE Dunn executive brings 10 years of experience leading safety programs in both data center and critical infrastructure environments

ASHBURN, VA. - Dec. 16, 2020 - CPG -- North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations -- today announced the appointment of Adam Board to the newly created position of national safety director. Board will lead, develop, coordinate and implement occupational safety procedures to ensure effective safety operations in the organization. In addition, he will assist in pre-planning, safety observations, incident investigation and management while utilizing industry leading indicators to drive continuous safety improvements across end-to-end customer lifecycles.

“As the data center industry’s premier end-to-end technology partner, our customers put their trust in CPG to protect the integrity of their business-critical data while also ensuring the physical safety of their people,” said Tom Mertz, CEO, CPG. “Adam brings the right mix of safety experience in mission-critical environments to elevate our safety programming and meet the high demands of our customers, some of the world’s most prominent data holders.”

Board brings more than a decade of safety experience in mission critical industries to CPG. Previously, Board led the mission critical safety and health program at JE Dunn Construction, managing $1 billion of data center construction that included ground-up data center builds as well as operational data center oversight. Board also managed and developed talent in the safety department, leading project sites to achieve a zero-incident culture.

“CPG’s end-to-end portfolio offers a unique opportunity to take my passion, expertise and experience for mission-critical safety and apply it far beyond facility construction,” said Adam Board, national safety director, CPG. “As we continue to help our customers navigate a new normal of data demand with accelerated builds, white space fit outs and data center optimizations, it’s more important than ever that safety is at the core of our operations - I look forward to ensuring that this is so.”

For more information about CPG, visit https://www.cpgbeyondthecloud.com/.

About CPG

Headquartered in Ashburn, Va. and backed by Columbia Capital, CPG is North America’s only complete data center service provider, offering design, construction and analytics-driven operations for conventional, hyperscale and edge data centers, at the speed, cost and integrity that operating at the edge now requires. Since 2000, Fortune 500s, enterprise cloud providers and colocation customers have entrusted CPG to design, build, commission, service, monitor and maintain over 2000MW of complex environments, while protecting and enabling their business-critical data.

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CPG Names Al Nielson Senior Vice President of Data Center Implementation

Posted on June 3, 2020

Experienced Mission Critical Infrastructure Management Leader Joins CPG

CPG Beyond, Inc. announces Al Nielson has been named Senior Vice President of Data Center Implementation in Ashburn, Virginia. 

Nielsen has over 35 years’ experience in Corporate Real Estate and Mission Critical Facilities. He is a proven leader with extensive experience managing teams in critical environments.

Prior to CPG, Al spent 23 years at Verizon / AOL serving in a number of capacities, including leading the Mission Critical team through rapid growth and development of data centers. Nielson managed over $300M of data center construction including three ground-up data centers totaling 850,500 square feet. In addition to leading Construction efforts he developed talent in the critical operations team responsible for operating and maintaining their facilities. Nielson’s team lead efforts in data center planning, design, site selection, land acquisition, construction, commissioning and operations.

 “I’m excited to join CPG and look forward to growing our world class construction team.” Said Nielson. “Nielson’s leadership experience, knowledge of data center construction and data center operations will prove invaluable to our team as we continue our growth strategy,” says Tom Mertz, CPG’s CEO

CPG Beyond Inc is a full-service Data Center Services firm specializing in Design, Build, Operations and Maintenance of Data Centers. In 2019, CPG recapitalized with financial partner Columbia Capital and merged with Columbia portfolio company Canara to form one of the largest data center service providers in the industry.

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About CPG: Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia. CPG experts are the innovators for cutting-edge data center and cloud solutions. For 20 years, CPG has been providing full-life cycle, mission-critical infrastructure solutions to some of the world’s most demanding companies by combining and applying the latest facilities infrastructure power, cooling, security and controls at all scales and densities, including modular and hyperscale. In addition, CPG continues to provide predictive analytics and battery asset management services, helping data centers around the globe maximize uptime and ensure efficient asset management of critical backup power systems. 

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