Ben joined the company in 2007 as a Sales Engineer in the Dallas office. Ben was promoted to Sales Leader of the Dallas office in 2015. Prior to joining Texas AirSystems, Ben worked as a consulting engineer at Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, Inc. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Louisiana Tech University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He has served as the President of the Dallas Chapter of ASHRAE, is a member of Vistage International and currently sits on the Board of Directors for 7×24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter.
Wendy joined DataBank in 2013, as the Director of Client Relations. She is currently Vice President of Sales Operations for DataBank. In her role, she is
responsible for all account management functions and client service support activities for DataBank’s customer base. Wendy also is responsible for all carrier relations for DataBank. Wendy’s primary focus lies in the development of strong customer relationships which allow the company to better identify and serve a client’s business objectives. With 20+ years in the data center and telecommunications industries, Wendy possesses the creativity and dedication to deliver superior service. Prior to joining DataBank, Wendy served as a Senior Client Relations Manager of Major Accounts for ViaWest. She has also held numerous positions in both sales and service delivery for Centric Voice and Level 3 Communications. Wendy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Ministry and Leadership from Dallas Christian College. Actively involved in her community, Wendy also completed leadership training as a part of ‘Leadership Richardson’ and she currently serves on the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Directors. Wendy has formally served her city as a member of the City of Sachse Planning and Zoning board.
Wendy Stewart is also the CEO of Inspiring Hearts and founder of Dallas Women’s Data Center Group.
Director - Real Estate Operations - Property Management
An experienced corporate real estate leader with extensive knowledge in the design and operations of critical and other facilities. A licensed professional engineer (TX #107649), Mr. Plunk began his career in consulting engineering leading teams designing a variety of building types before moving to AT&T’s Corporate Real Estate organization. Mr. Plunk has a Bachelor of Science of Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Director of Business Development
Humphrey & Associates
Alan is an Electrical Engineer and has been working in the Data Center, Electric Utility, & Healthcare environment for over 30 years. He is a long time member of IEEE and has been a 7×24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter Board member for two years.
Andrew serves as a principal and regional manager for DFW Consulting Group, Inc. Andrew has cultivated a reputation as a go-to resource for the design of technically complex environments. He plays a significant role in electrical design, quality control, project management, and mentoring of graduate engineers on high reliability and mission-critical projects.
Director of Operations - Command Commissioning, LLC,
Don Barnwell is the Director of Operations for Command Commissioning, LLC, a consulting firm that focuses on the needs of the mission critical industry. Prior to joining Command Commissioning, Don spent 15 years managing a commissioning/consulting engineering office in DFW. Don’s more than 30 years experience includes the planning, design, and construction of technical facilities for MCI Telecommunications as the Director of Design and Construction. Don has a BE from Cooper Union in NYC, an MS in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MBA in finance from DePaul University.
Ian leads the development and implementation efforts at Command Commissioning focusing on optimization for central plants and mission critical facilities. He has over 10 years of industry experience in performance testing, development of complex systems operational models and applying new technologies for increasing efficiency and reliability.
Joe Cribbin has been involved in providing professional construction services for more than 28 years. He is currently Senior Vice President for Structuretone Southwest, a $400 million dollar construction management firm.
As the head of the North Texas operations, Joe has ultimate responsibility for all area projects as well as overseeing 120 construction professionals. In order to meet the challenges of an evolving industry, Mr. Cribbin helped create a dedicated mission critical services group at Structure Tone Southwest. Working with this specialized group, Mr. Cribbin has overseen the construction of many large data center projects with over one million square feet of white space in Texas as well as several other states.
Mr. Cribbin currently serves as President of the Lone Star Chapter of The 7×24 Exchange and is a member of the National Vendor Advisory Board.
Mario serves as the manager of the Technology & Security Operations Center and Data Center Services for Texas Health Resources. His teams provide 24 hour incident response for Network/Server/Security and Data Center facility issues. They also support the direct services inside the data center space and support for data center management applications.
Mario has been with Texas Health since December 2004. Previous roles with the United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin allowed for diverse experience from installation to operations of secure data facilities around the world.
Mario holds a Bachelors of Science in Information and many information technology and security certifications.
Secretary / Treasurer - DFW Consulting Group, Inc.
Co-founding Principal of DFW Consulting Group, Inc., Julian Rachman has been practicing electrical engineering for over thirty years. A registered Professional Engineer and a highly esteemed LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Rachman has led the design effort of numerous state-of-the-art mission critical data centers and broadcast facilities.
As founding member and active Board Member of the Lone Star Chapter of 7×24 Exchange, Mr. Rachman is well known for promoting enrichment in design and commissioning standards through professional organizations and speaking engagements. Mr. Rachman earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Associate Principal, Director of Mission Critical - HKS
“When people think of architecture, they typically focus only on the visual aspects of the building,” Dutch Wickes notes. “They don’t necessary think about the interworkings of the building. How does it stay cool? How does it stay running 24/7? I knew when I entered architectural school that I didn’t have the artistic flair of a designer. But I had a clear desire to build things. I focused my full attention on the pragmatics of making the design work. My purpose was — and still is — to make the building functional, structurally and technically sound, and environmentally efficient.”
Registered Architect: Texas, California, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University
Assistant Vice President - Square D/Schneider Electric
An employee of Square D/Schneider Electric for nearly forty years, Richard H. Wilson has been an active member of the Dallas Electrical Community.
Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in June of 1972, Richard entered into the Square D training program and was assigned to the Dallas office in December of 1972. Through the years, his career has progressed from field engineer to Dallas District Manager to his current position of Dallas Area Manager being responsible for Square D/Schneider sales throughout Texas with the exception of the Gulf Coast.
Richard has been an active Board Member of the Lone Star Chapter of 7×24 for over five years.