Networks Europe Jul-Aug 2019 - Page 10

10 NEWS IN BRIEF Jeff Martin Joins the Excel USA Team Excel Networking Solutions has announced that Jeff Martin has joined the USA Excel team in the position of Business Development Manager. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked for Anixter since 2004 where he held various sales, strategic marketing and management roles. Jeff will be working for and alongside Paul Mills, the Director of Sales for the North America region, and will work closely with the Sonepar Operating companies including Codale, Cooper Electric, Friedman Electric, OneSource Distribution, Viking Electric and World Electric who currently sell and stock the Excel system in the USA. Paul Mills commented, “I am delighted to welcome Jeff on board, his knowledge and experience will be pivotal in helping Excel to secure more market share in the USA. Jeff’s role will see him working with specifiers including end users, consultants and contractors to get Excel specified on projects and raise the awareness across the USA as well as supporting the Sonepar OpCos.” Speaking of the role, Jeff commented, “I am looking forward to facing the challenges of this role with Excel Networking. I am confident that I can use my experience in the industry to promote the Excel product range throughout the USA to support and help to build a pipeline of projects.” n Aqua Group wins data centre accolade NETWORKS EUROPE The magazine for network and data centre professionals If you have any news please email James Abbott [email protected] Hampshire-based engineering company, The Aqua Group, has been recognised at the 2019 Data Centre Solutions Awards for their commitment to energy efficient data centre design. The DCS Awards, now in their 9th year, recognise providers, product designers, suppliers and manufacturers working within the data centre arena. Entries are validated by a specialist panel and then a short list is put to a vote. The ceremony was held at the Leonardo Royal St Paul’s Hotel and featured entertainment from stand-up comedian Zoe Lyons. Aqua won the ‘Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year’ category, for a project undertaken for their client 4D. 4D is a UK-based colocation provider, providing ultra-fast connectivity and business-focused cloud services around the world. When 4D took on a legacy data centre facility at Gatwick, Aqua was selected to upgrade the chiller-based cooling system. The project had energy efficiency at its heart, and Aqua improved the energy saving of the cooling system by 90%, deploying a bespoke cooling solution based on a “chiller-less” design. Cooling tower technology was used alongside pumps, heat exchangers, dosing equipment, filtration, inverters and remote monitoring. n