Data center owner and operator T5 Data Centers has brought on Tom Mertz as its new chief commercial operator.
Mertz was previously the chief executive officer of Canara, a service provider for the data center sector that has rebranded as CPG Beyond. CPG has yet to announce a new CEO.
Prior to eight years at CPG, Mertz was an EVP at QTS in charge of wholesale leasing for enterprise and hyperscale clients, and an SVP at Lee Technologies.
“I have worked with T5 and their highly skilled leadership team for many years as a provider of services. T5 has continued with tremendous growth while never wavering in their commitment to sustainable standards, offering a full suite of services and state-of-the-art facilities,” Tom Mertz said.
“Customers appreciate both real estate and full lifecycle services – from development to operations. As an owner/operator, T5 sets those standards, which is another unique advantage that I know resonates with the marketplace.”
Pete Marin, president and CEO at T5 Data Centers, added: “Tom’s leadership is unsurpassed and our customers and partners will benefit from his experience in mission critical operations across our entire organization. Tom brings a commitment to sustainability as well, which is a fundamental pillar of T5’s strategy. His innovative contributions throughout our facilities management and construction services divisions will continue to differentiate T5 as a true partner to our customers and a leader in full lifecycle services.”