International design and implementation firm NewGround announced an expansion of its IT/mission critical resources.NewGround has added five new members to its team in order to better serve its client base.“Data technology will continue to expand exponentially over the next 10 years, and critical infrastructure will have to be expanded to support this growth,” said Kevin Blair, NewGround president/CEO. “Growing our technical capabilities across the various sectors in the IT/mission critical space ensures that NewGround is well-positioned to take advantage of many new growth opportunities ahead.”The new additions include, Tom Stratford, Alan Belohlavik, Hope Alexander, Grant McCullagh and Thomas Samuels. Stratford specializes in the consulting, planning and design of data centers, operations centers, communications facilities, network centers, co-locations operations and call centers. Belohlavik specializes in space planning, workflow and material handling, technology infrastructure design, systems design, architectural/mechanical/ electrical peer review, and project coordination/management. Alexander has experience in marketing and sales of technically sophisticated facilities and will focus on the IT/mission critical sector. McCullagh will assist in leading the IT/mission critical initiative and will aid clients in the development of strategic operations platforms. Samuels is a senior vice president in the IT/mission critical sector and has a background in design/build/finance of technically sophisticated facilities.–[email protected]

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