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CPG expands executive leadership team with data centre veteran

David Mettler has been appointed as the new chief revenue officer for data centre service provider CPG.

In his new role, Mettler will support strategic growth across business lines, while experience as an industry veteran with a global track record of success will support customers across all lines of service.

Mettler is tasked with accelerating CPG's revenue growth across all lines of business, helping to serve the diverse needs of hyperscalers, colocation facilities, enterprises and government agencies across North America.

With more 20 years of experience leading sales teams in the data centre and technology services industries serving a deep mix of customers in financial services, healthcare, and state, local and federal government, Mettler's appointment further rounds out CPG's executive leadership team with hands-on global sales experience. 

Mettler's chief focus will be to organise the sales team to best support the diverse needs of customers and prospects across CPG's end-to-end offerings, helping CPG deliver at the scale, pace and reliability required for modern data centre service providers.

"As organisations have moved to the cloud to support exponentially-increasing data demands, the process for establishing a modern data centre environment hasn't kept up," says Tom Mertz, chief executive officer at CPG.

"From the build and technology install to ongoing maintenance and analytics-driven operations, the process remains far too time consuming and costly, and it involves far too many vendors," he says. 

"David understands that today's largest enterprises and technology companies need a true end-to-end technology partner that not only understands their business but that can dynamically scale to match their pace and tackle their long-term challenges."

Since 2000, Fortune 500s, enterprise cloud providers and colocation customers have entrusted CPG to design, build, commission, service, monitor and maintain their data centers to ensure the availability of their business-critical data and applications. Some of these customers include Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty and Cyxtera.

"Over the last two decades, CPG has established itself as unique in its ability to support customers at every stage of the data centre lifecycle, with capabilities spanning the full range required by today's leading companies," Mettler says.

"Leveraging my two decades in the industry, I look forward to working with CPG's executive and sales team to accelerate the company's growth trajectory across all lines of business," he adds.

Mettler joins CPG from Iron Mountain Data Centers, where he helped the company grow its global colocation services. Prior to Iron Mountain's acquisition of IO Data Centers in 2018, he led IO's U.S. sales team as vice president of sales and market director for the United States. Additionally, Mettler was a key member of the team that managed IO's data centre expansion into the Singapore and London markets, and he previously headed up sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for managed hosting and colocation services provider Savvis.

Mettler began his career as a network engineer for Sprint and holds a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.