QTS Expands Management Team

Dan Bennewitz (left) and Jim Reinhart have assumed new executive positions at QTS (Quality Technology Services). Bennewitz is COO for sales and marketing, while Reinhart will head development and operations.

QTS (Quality Technology Services) today announced the appointment of veteran technology industry executives Dan Bennewitz and Jim Reinhart to senior executive management roles. QTS said the additions realign the company’s executive management team to focus on an aggressive development and growth strategy.

Bennewitz is now QTS’ Chief Operating Officer – Sales and Marketing, and will lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts, as well as cloud services. Bennewitz held a series of sales, marketing and executive management positions during his more than 30 years at IBM, most recently as vice president, IBM Sales Model. Previously he led IBM’s U.S. Communications and Healthcare Industries and served as managing director of sales for IBM Japan and vice president, global mainframe server sales.

“I’m excited to join the QTS team and help align the sales and marketing teams to enhance the focus on consultative selling, particularly with QTS’ emerging cloud services capabilities,” said Bennewitz. “For such a young company, QTS has achieved a great deal. I’m eager to apply my background in building and executing go-to-market strategies to capitalize on QTS’ success and help the company meet its aggressive growth goals.”

Reinhart joins the company to lead development and operations. He owns more than 25 years of managerial experience, including leadership positions guiding several functions at Fortune 500 companies. Reinhart comes to QTS from Genworth, where he held executive roles in operations, technology, strategy and marketing. Previously, Reinhart served in managerial roles at Capital One and Hewlett-Packard. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and Naval Nuclear Power School, Reinhart served as a nuclear submarine officer before getting a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

“QTS has developed a remarkable portfolio that can meet almost any data center or cloud services requirement,” said Reinhart. “I look forward to working with the company’s development, engineering, service delivery and operations teams to maximize the capability of the current assets and create new ones that add value to QTS customers. Joining QTS in this role to help the company meet its potential is an extraordinary opportunity.”

“As QTS looks to build on our rapid growth, having the proper leadership in place is critical,” said Chad Williams, chief executive officer – QTS. “I could not be more excited that we have been able to round out our executive team with the additions of Dan and Jim. Both are exceptional leaders with the wide-ranging experience, collaborative management styles and value systems that will support our continued performance growth. Organizing leadership under these two executives will improve the coordination of our initiatives and empower our team to leverage our portfolio and product set to execute against our accelerating growth strategy.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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