Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley

As Senior Vice President of Critical Environment Services, Bob Woolley oversees the operation of all on-site facility operations and maintenance programs. He also heads up the Quality System group, which serves to establish and continuously improve the high standards of excellence in Lee Technologies’ service offerings. Mr. Woolley is also responsible for the company Environmental Health and Safety program. Mr. Woolley has been involved in the mission-critical facilities management field for over 25 years, and has been with Lee Technologies since June 2004. He served as Vice President of Data center Operations for Navsite, as well as Vice President of Engineering for COLO.COM. He was also a Regional Manager for the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC) Sector division and operated his own mission-critical facilities consulting practice. Mr. Woolley has extensive experience in building technical service programs and has managed operations at over 75 Data Centers throughout his career.

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