Divcon Controls Names Ex-CyrusOne Exec as New CEO

Data Center industry veteran Kevin Timmons takes the helm at Dallas-based Divcon Controls, a global systems integrator delivering facility management automation and monitoring solutions to the world’s biggest mission-critical data center operators.

Data Center industry veteran Kevin Timmons has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Dallas-based Divcon Controls, a global systems integrator delivering facility management automation and monitoring solutions to the world’s biggest mission-critical data center operators.

“On the back of a recent recapitalization with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, I’m thrilled that Kevin has decided to bring his wealth of experience, expertise, and proven track record in the mission critical industry to Divcon,” Jack Gavin, chairman of the board of Divcon Controls, said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Kevin as Divcon further solidifies its position as a leader in the Data Center Building Management Systems industry.”

Timmons has extensive experience in data center and infrastructure management, having served for nine years as the chief technology officer of Dallas-based CyrusOne, one of the fastest-growing publicly traded data center REITs, where he was instrumental in propelling the company to become the world’s third largest publicly traded data center REIT, Divcon said.

He previously worked at Microsoft, where he led the global data center team, and was a longtime VP of operations at Yahoo!, where he oversaw infrastructure strategy execution for the company’s global presence.

“I’ve long admired Divcon’s approach to independent control systems and its leading position in colocation data centers and mission critical facilities,” Timmons said in a statement. “As a previous client, I have seen firsthand how the business has harnessed the power of building automation, and I am pleased the board has put its trust in me to help advance Divcon’s strategy and continue our strong global growth. I’m eager to support Divcon’s already strong culture of innovation and excellence on behalf of our customers.”

The mission-critical data center market has experienced unparalleled growth in recent years, Divcon said, as customer needs have dramatically increased the demand for more compute-intensive facilities.

The company said that co-founder Ben Crowell now will serve as an adviser to the board. Co-founder John Palacios will serve as Divcon Controls’ chief technology officer.

“On behalf of the board, I also want to thank Ben Crowell for his outstanding leadership. Ben made many major contributions to Divcon and helped establish our strong foundation. The board looks forward to working with Ben to continue to expand the value we create for our customers,” Gavin said.

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