Don Mitchell

Mission Critical Division Manager, Victaulic & Cooling Environments Project Co-Lead, Open Compute Project

Don has 20+ years in mission critical solution leadership in design, operation, and delivery in both in data centers, missile systems, and nuclear submarines. In his current role, Don manages the global business development and alignment of Victaulic business unit resources with data center industry needs for zero impact fire suppression, as well as innovation in cooling solution designs, optimizing delivery speed, system performance and reliability. Don has more than 15 years of experience in holistic data center solution development (power, cooling, monitoring, management), including hyper-scale, enterprise, and hybrid cloud solution environments.

Don is an active member of The Green Grid Liquid Cooling Working Group, ASHRAE TC9.9, Open Compute Project. He is working with the data center industry to address needs for density diversity (efficient/effective cooling solutions 4KW/Rack-250KW/tank. He is also engaged in developing energy reuse solution development, and is the military liaison for iMasons - developing support for Veteran transition and success in data center industry.