Developer and operator of data centers, STACK Infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Dave Bell as Senior Vice President of Construction.

As described, the role of a Senior Vice President (SVP) of Construction puts Bell in charge of driving STACK’s continuous development program across data center markets as well as expanding the company’s construction team.

“Dave is the right leader for our group as we continue to scale at an accelerated pace. His decades of experience, combined with his excellent track record of success as a leader in construction, safety, and execution, ensures we’ll continue to deliver projects safely, on time, and on budget,” said Mike Casey, Chief Data Center Officer at STACK Americas.

“Successful construction is underpinned by aligned values and successful teams, like those found at STACK. I am pleased to have found such a dynamic and collaborative team at STACK, and I look forward to expanding the team with talented individuals,” said Dave Bell, Senior Vice President of Construction at STACK Americas.

Bell’s appointment follows recent STACK data center expansions across various markets which include the opening of its third data center in Siziano, Milan, Italy. Constructed in less than 12 months, the new Milan data center is powered by 100% renewable energy and delivers 10MW capacity, bringing STACK’s operational data center capacity in Italy to over 50MW with 120,000 square meters of total space.

In the U.S., STACK also announced the expansion of its flagship campus in Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, through the acquisition of additional land that brings the campus footprint to a total of 50 acres.

Entering a new market, STACK Infrastructure recently announced its plan to expand into Australia through an initial opening of 3 data center locations including Melbourne, Canberra, and Perth. As announced, STACK Australia has commenced construction of a 72MW campus in Truganina, Melbourne, and expected to be delivered by early 2023. As designed, the Melbourne campus will include two 36MW buildings with separate access points to accommodate multiple hyperscale users.