Cupertino Electric Expands Data Center Division with Team and Office Additions

New Oregon Office, Project Executive and Customers Cement CEI’s Role as Data Center Construction Industry Leader

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Cupertino Electric, Inc. (www.cei.com), a national engineering and construction services company, today announced that it has expanded its data center operations with a new office in Prineville, Oregon and the addition of project executive and industry veteran Michael Coleman. With more than five million square feet of data center floor design experience and national recognition for data center construction innovation, CEI’s business has steadily grown in the last year, despite the economic downturn.

“While we have long engineered and constructed data centers in the Pacific Northwest for industry-leading clients, our new office enables us to extend our offerings for current and future data center customers who rely on us to meet their complex electrical needs,” said John Boncher, Cupertino Electric’s president and chief executive officer. “Oregon’s business climate, weather and abundant natural resources make Prineville a great location for our fifth United States-based office. We look forward to establishing an even greater connection with the local Prineville community.”

New Customers Driving Expansion

The growth of Cupertino Electric and its established data center division is due in large part to the addition of new customers with complicated project needs throughout the United States. Most recently, Cupertino Electric completed a three-month, fast-track, data center spanning 110,000 square-feet in San Antonio, Texas, for global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne.

“The demand for high-availability colocation space continues to surge among the Fortune 1000 enterprises we serve,” said Kevin Timmons, chief technology officer, CyrusOne. “Speedy commissioning of our sites is essential for us to meet the just in time inventory demands and expectations of the C-suite decision-makers and IT management at these companies. Cupertino Electric met our aggressive timelines and accommodated our complicated specs at our San Antonio facility without sacrificing on quality.”

CyrusOne offers best-in-class performance and reliability for high-density and high-availability enterprise requirements for colocation solutions. The facilities’ data center power and redundant cooling architectures use advanced components and are designed with N+1 and 2N parallel redundancies, providing 100 percent uptime with service uninterrupted. The company has customers in 23 colocation facilities across the United States, London, and Singapore.

About Project Executive Mike Coleman

Mike Coleman has more than 23 years of engineering and construction experience, with 10 of those years focused on Design/Build mission critical facilities. For the last decade, he has immersed himself in data center design and construction. In addition to a number of successful mission-critical projects for some of the world’s largest software and technology companies, Coleman brings modular data center experience and proven leadership skills to his role at CEI. Prior to joining CEI, Coleman served as mission critical group president of a national electrical contractor based in Seattle, Washington. He completed an electrical apprenticeship early in his career, attended Loyola University in Chicago and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne specializes in enterprise data center colocation, offering the highest power redundancy (2N architecture) and power-density infrastructure. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company has 23 facilities across the United States, London, and Singapore. CyrusOne is renowned for exemplary customer service. The company’s customers include over 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the Fortune 20. CyrusOne is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). For more information, call 1-866-CYRUSONE or visit www.cyrusone.com.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.

Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 58 years. CEI designs custom electrical solutions for customers in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, biotech, commercial, data center, education, energy infrastructure, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. For more information, visit www.cei.com.

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Contacts

Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Autumn Casadonte, 408-808-8034
Autumn_Casadonte@cei.com

Data Center Project Executive Mike Coleman Joins Cupertino Electric (Photo: Business Wire)

Data Center Project Executive Mike Coleman Joins Cupertino Electric (Photo: Business Wire)

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Cupertino Electric Expands Data Center Division with Prineville, Oregon office, Project Executive addition and new customers

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Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Autumn Casadonte, 408-808-8034
Autumn_Casadonte@cei.com