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Salute Mission Critical Appoints Erich Sanchack as CEO

Salute Mission Critical
The Silicon Review
17 March, 2023

Jason Okroy Named Chief Customer and Strategy Officer

Clinton Township, MI – March 14, 2023Salute Mission Critical, the largest global full lifecycle data center services provider, announces that Erich Sanchack has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Sanchack succeeds Jason Okroy, the Co-founder of Salute, who will transition to Chief Customer and Strategy Officer.  

Sanchack has 30 years of technology and data center experience and joins Salute from Digital Realty Trust. He served there as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for global data center operations, design and construction, colocation and interconnection service implementations, customer operations, supply chain operations, cyber-security, and government and legislative affairs. Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Sanchack held various senior leadership roles at CenturyLink and Lockheed Martin.

“Erich is the right servant leader to elevate our company into the future,” said Lee Kirby, Salute Mission Critical Chairman and Co-founder. “Jason’s leadership over the last decade has been inspirational, and we took our time searching for the right person to guide Salute as we move forward. Furthermore, Erich's experience, skills and knowledge are recognized globally for scaling organizations. As a former United States Marine Corps officer, he is also an outstanding example of the value the military community brings to our industry. Our commercial success allows us to particularly serve the military community, and underserved communities, in even more impactful ways.” 

“I am extremely excited to join the Salute Mission Critical team,” said Sanchack. “Salute’s continued success is largely due to its global customer-centric solutions and the full spectrum of high-quality services. The impressive decade of year-over-year growth is a testament to the strength of the Salute team and their ability to deliver. I am honored to be part of Salute’s future. Salute Mission Critical is well positioned to continue to lead the provisioning of their infrastructure services. Additionally, I am thrilled Jason will transition to the Chief Customer and Strategy Officer role, dedicated to supporting customer relationships and ensuring best-in-class customer experiences,” continued Erich Sanchack. "I look forward to the entire team working together to drive even greater value to all stakeholders. Client intimacy is a key lesson learned from the industry that we believe will be integral to our continued differentiator.” 

Sanchack earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, he has been recognized through various programs and awards for his leadership in sustainability, community engagement and veteran stewardship.

About Salute Mission Critical

Salute Mission Critical is the largest global full lifecycle data center services provider that delivers critical facility management services to hyperscale, colocation and edge leaders. Clients worldwide rely on Salute to sustainably operate data centers with military precision.

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