AFCOM Data Center Industry Group Names New President
New president Tom Roberts most recently served as senior technical architect for data centers at Trinity Health, a $9 billion health care system where he was responsible for 25 data centers across nine states.Data center management industry association AFCOM announced that it selected longtime data manager Tom Roberts, a 30-year veteran of the data center industry, as its new president. The announcement was made at the association's fall Data Center World conference last week in Nashville, Tenn. Roberts' new responsibilities will include the growth and continual improvement of AFCOM's Chapter program and member services. In addition, he will serve as chairman of Data Center World events with direct responsibility for developing world-class educational programs. He also will lead AFCOM's Data Center Institute with a focus on thought-leading research and best practices. Roberts' experience as a data center professional spans all facets of the data center, including IT and facilities management, computer operations and data center management. He most recently served as Senior Technical Architect for Data Centers at Trinity Health, a $9 billion health care system where he was responsible for 25 data centers across nine states. He was named AFCOM's Data Center Manager of the Year in 2011. Started Michigan AFCOM Chapter
Roberts became familiar with AFCOM several years ago when he helped start up AFCOM's Michigan chapter and served as its president from 2003 to 2012.