Cupertino Electric, Inc. recently announced that it has expanded its data center operations with a new office in Prineville, Ore., and the addition of project executive and industry veteran Michael Coleman. With more than five million square feet of data center floor design experience and national recognition for data center construction innovation, CEI’s business has steadily grown in the last year, despite the economic downturn.

“While we have long engineered and constructed data centers in the Pacific Northwest for industry-leading clients, our new office enables us to extend our offerings for current and future data center customers who rely on us to meet their complex electrical needs,” said John Boncher, Cupertino Electric’s president and CEO. “Oregon’s business climate, weather and abundant natural resources make Prineville a great location for our fifth United States-based office. We look forward to establishing an even greater connection with the local Prineville community.”

The growth of Cupertino Electric and its established data center division is due in large part to the addition of new customers with complicated project needs throughout the United States. Most recently, Cupertino Electric completed a three-month, fast-track, Tier III data center spanning 110,000 square-feet in San Antonio for colocation services provider CyrusOne.

Mike Coleman has more than 23 years of engineering and construction experience, with 10 of those years focused on design/build mission critical facilities. For the last decade, he has immersed himself in data center design and construction. In addition to a number of successful mission-critical projects for some of the world’s largest software and technology companies, Coleman brings modular data center experience and proven leadership skills to his role at CEI. Prior to joining CEI, Coleman served as mission critical group president of a national electrical contractor based in Seattle, Washington. He completed an electrical apprenticeship early in his career, attended Loyola University in Chicago and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).