SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Access, Inc. announces the appointment of Joe Alfrey as Managing Director. Alfrey's appointment aligns the Castle Access organization with that of its joint venture partner Xertix, the multinational IT services provider, and gives clients in Southwestern US and Mexico access to an integrated portfolio of enterprise data center and mission-critical managed services.
Alfrey will assume the day-to-day leadership of all aspects of Castle Access' operations, reporting directly to its board of directors. Mark Hopperton, one of the original founders of Castle Access, will transition from CEO to chairman of Castle Access' board, focusing on the company's long-term strategy and business development.
"As our company has made the transition to being affiliated with a larger multinational group, we have been looking for a leader who could handle all aspects of our rapidly expanding operations and customer commitments. Given Joe's deep knowledge of both organizations and strong background in IT solutions, he is in the perfect position to drive the integration of the two companies, enhancing our ability to provide high-value solutions to our customers," noted Mark Hopperton.
"Xertix's commitment to Joe arises from confidence gained during our interaction with Castle Access as this association was developed and consummated. Given his deep understanding of what Xertix represents on a regional basis, we are confident that he will focus our entire organization's skills and resources to provide the best service to our clients in the region," said Murray Case, CEO & director general of Xertix.
Alfrey has eighteen years of professional experience ranging from fast-growth start-ups to public companies in the medical device and health care industries. For the past 10 years, Alfrey has served as a director and CFO of Castle Access. Highlights of Alfrey's tenure as CFO include the opening of the company's 88,000 square foot enterprise data center, the successful SAS70 Type II certification audits, and attraction of multi-million dollar investments to fuel expansion of data center capabilities and value-added IT services. Alfrey is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a BBA in Business Economics from the University of San Diego and an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University.
Mark Hopperton, founder and CEO for the past 10 years at Castle Access, has led the company through a sustained period of growth and expansion, establishing a solid reputation for its state-of-the-art data centers, operational excellence, and unmatched commitment to customer service. In assembling the core team at Castle Access, Hopperton brought together the skill sets needed to run a successful data center, assure operational excellence and provide the highest level of customer service. Hopperton is a pioneer in the data center and IT operations industries, and his 30 years of experience include successfully building multiple companies to deliver innovative applications for the legal and healthcare industries.
About Castle Access, Inc.
Castle Access, Inc. is a leading Southern California provider of world-class enterprise data centers including the recent addition of the 88,000 square foot SAS 70 Type II-audited facility in San Diego. Its highly secure data centers offer unsurpassed reliability and power availability, HVAC, dual NOC, and network diversity for enterprise clients, solution and content providers, and telecommunication carriers. Castle Access offers customized colocation solutions, managed and carrier-neutral connectivity coupled with unparalleled customer service and a flexible suite of data center options accommodating all types of colocation requirements. For more information, visit http://www.castleaccess.com or call 858-836-0200.
Xertix is Mexico's leading provider of managed IT services to mid-to-large-sized corporate and government clients. Relying on its three data centers and three metro fiber networks located in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, Xertix guarantees its clients the reliable execution of mission-critical communications, database management, storage, and security applications. Xertix is a leader in the design and constant improvement of the processes required to operate simple and complex managed services, and holds numerous related international certifications including SAS 70, and ISO 9000, 20000, and 27001. Xertix is part of Grupo redIT, which is privately held and has been sponsored by management and leading international private equity firms since beginning operations in 1998.
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