Ken Jackson has been appointed the director of facility development at NTT, based out of Nashville, US.
Jackson was previously the data center operations leader at TierPoint.
Prior to spending over three years at TierPoint, Jackson was a critical environment project manager at the Bank Of New York Mellon Financial Corporation.
He also spent six years at Hewlett-Packard, and time at AMD, CBRE, Johnston Technologies, and the US Navy. Jackson is the Tennessee chapter president of AFCOM.
"I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Director of Facility Development at NTT Global Data Centers!" Jackson said on LinkedIn, before clarifying that he is working at NTT Ltd, not NTT GDC.
"Man this company has several lines of business. It’s a little overwhelming trying to figure everything out initially," he added. "I’ll get it right though."
A now-defunct job listing for the role at the global technology services company explains that the facility head "selects, leads, manages, and mentors a team of engineers whose responsibilities include but are not limited to formulating and communicating data center environmental specifications, power and cooling delivery requirements and design, in-building and campus interconnection requirements and design, network equipment interconnection requirements and design."
The company leases colocation space from data center providers, with the director expected to manage such contracts.