Ascenty, Latin America’s leading data center provider, has announced José Carlos Queiroz as the company’s Health and Safety Director. An electrical engineer with a graduate degree in Occupational Safety Engineering, Project Management and Health Management, Queiroz has more than 20 years’ experience working in tech companies such as Ericsson and IBM.
With 22 proprietary data centers spread across Brazil, Chile and Mexico, 15 of which are in operation and seven under construction, created the new director role to reinforce its commitment to maintaining its standard of excellence in Occupational Safety and Health. During its 10 years in business, Ascenty’s data centers have earned more than 100 certifications for environmental management, corporate social responsibility and occupational safety and health.
“I arrive with the goal of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, and preventing injuries or illnesses to our employees, customers, suppliers, contractors and the community. We are growing exponentially, with more than 2.1 million sq. feet of floor space in operation or under construction in three different countries, and that means that we have to continue to sharpen our focus on safety,” Queiroz said.
Released in July, the ISG Provider Lens™ 2020 report – an independent study by the Information Services Group (ISG) – placed Ascenty as the Colocation market leader in Brazil. The study found that all of the company’s data centers have “strict certifications” and that the company provides “unparalleled capacity” to satisfy the “most demanding of customers.”