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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