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[September 11, 2008]
CRG West Announces John Savageau as Chief Technology Officer
DENVER, CO — September 11, 2008 — CRG West is pleased to announce John Savageau’s promotion to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new role, Savageau will focus on growing CRG West’s peering offerings and its ICT infrastructure. Since 2003, Savageau most recently held the position of Managing Director where he was instrumental in CRG West’s forward-thinking growth and development.
Savageau has played an integral role in CRG West’s expansion from two data centers on the West Coast to its current footprint of eleven data centers in seven metropolitan areas across the U.S. Over the past five years, Savageau created CRG West’s Any2 Exchange platform, one of the largest and fastest growing Internet exchanges in the U.S., led the development of the company’s industry-leading branch-circuit monitoring system, and its online customer resource center. Savageau will continue in the role of CTO as a thought leader and evangelist of efficient and robust peering and interconnection platforms. In addition, he will continue to lead the company’s ongoing evaluation of technologies that shape communications, the Internet, and data center design and management.
“We are pleased that John has accepted the role of CTO. John has led CRG West’s advances and development in technology since he joined the company and will lead us further as we expand our offerings and capabilities with regard to peering, cloud computing, and other customer-facing applications. Further, John will continue to lead all areas of the company’s ICT operations,” commented Thomas M. Ray, President andCEO of CRG West. “This targeted role enables John to further capitalize on his passion to make the world’s information and communication technology more accessible and efficient.”
Prior to joining CRG West, Savageau was CEO of MagicNet in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he led Internet infrastructure development and provided data solutions to the rapidly growing mining industry. As a pioneer in technology implementation, he has also held leadership positions at Pihana Pacific, Level (3) International, and Sprint International/Global One, where he focused on global network deployment, data center development, and operations and international sales in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Savageau served as a career US Air Force officer and holds a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
“This is an exciting opportunity to further develop information and communications infrastructure solutions, allowing CRG West to actively facilitate the growth and success of our valued international client community,” commented Mr. Savageau. “During my nearly five years at CRG West, the company has consistently invested in R&D and the implementation of customer-utility technologies. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to help further advance CRG West as it focuses even more strongly in these areas.”
About CRG West
CRG West is a leading developer, manager and operator of world-class data centers. Established in 2001, CRG West provides wholesale data center and retail colocation space, connectivity services, remote hands support and an Internet peering exchange, the Any2 Exchange. Now with eleven data center locations, The company manages carrier-neutral data centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington D.C. CRG West provides data center and peering opportunities to Fortune 500 companies and over 400 of the world’s leading networks, enterprises and universities. Visit
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