UK Grid, the Manchester-based specialist data centre provider has appointed Rudi Feitsma as its new Sales Director, as the company continues to grow its team and capacity at Synergy House, on Manchester Science Park.
Rudi has joined UK Grid with over 20 years experience in senior sales roles in the telecoms sector, having worked across the globe in the US, Australia and Europe for companies such as Eriksson, Bell South and Vodafone.
UK Grid designs and builds bespoke data centres for clients across the country from its sites in Manchester and London. What differentiates UK Grid from other data centre providers is its commitment, to build energy efficient solutions for its customers and clients that meet key national and international environmental standards for data centre, and the company hopes to be carbon neutral by the end of 2010.
The company has been growing organically since its formation in 2004, and is now a tier 2 network provider feeding in to multiple tier 1 networks. Rudi has been appointed to build upon this success, with the goal of introducing more businesses to UK Grid and its range of services.
Commenting on his appointment, Rudi said: “Data centres are a really strong growth market at the moment, and this is a great opportunity for me to use my skills to help a company that has a really strong model, and stands out as focused to the needs of the customer. The company has a clear and measured growth plan and I am looking forward to helping drive this forward.
Rob Garbutt, CEO at UK Grid, added: “We are delighted to have Rudi join the team and we are certain that his experience and skills will help UK Grid continue its excellent momentum. We have been expanding since 2004 and the appointment of such an experienced Sales Director, with so many blue chip companies under his belt, is an indication of how far we have come in a short space of time.”
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