QTS Names Defense Industry Veteran Peter Marino to Board of Directors
Defense and intelligence expert to help guide data center leader's continuing growth
Overland Park, Kan. (July 31, 2012) – QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing privately-held providers of data center facilities and managed services, today announced that it has added Peter A. Marino to its Board of Directors. Marino brings more than 25 years of defense-related experience to the appointment. With the addition of Marino, QTS currently maintains six directors on its board.
A proven leader with vast executive experience, Marino works as a private consultant for government and industry on defense and intelligence issues. Marino has held executive positions with Fire Arms Training Systems, Raytheon, E-Systems, Fairchild Industries and Lockheed Martin Corporation. For more than 16 years he served in numerous capacities at the Central Intelligence Agency, including director of technical service and deputy director for the Office of Research and Development.
"The appointment of Peter Marino adds significant federal expertise and insight to our management team as we strive to better serve the federal government," said Chad Williams, chairman and chief executive officer – QTS. "This addition to our team continues to build upon our goal of having a world-class board guiding the growth of the company. Peter's knowledge of business management, business processes and the evolving data center and cloud services needs of the federal government contributes to the excellent corporate leadership of our directors. His unique perspective and background will greatly contribute to the continuing growth of our organization."
Marino currently serves as chairman of the board of TASC, Inc., a leading advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services company delivering sophisticated national security and public safety solutions. A Harvard Senior Executive Fellow, he has served on numerous boards, including the Defense Science Board and QinetiQ North America. Marino also chairs the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Advisory Group.
"The assets and product set of QTS are truly extraordinary, offering unparalleled flexibility and scalability to federal agencies and contractors charged with meeting the goals of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI)," said Marino. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share my experience and knowledge to help the company continue to grow its business. QTS is uniquely suited to fulfill the needs of federal agencies and contractors as well as enterprise clients seeking highly-secure data center and cloud services. I look forward to contributing to the next stage of this promising company's growth and success."
QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center services, including custom data center, colocation and cloud services, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. QTS owns, operates and manages more than 3 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 700 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qualitytech.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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