(The Hosting News) – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, today announces the appointment of Gabe Cole to the newly created position of Executive Director. Mr. Cole is responsible for overall strategy and execution of OIX’s mission, as well as general management and operations of OIX certification and member programs, and their international expansion.
“We are honored that Gabe Cole has accepted the position of Open-IX’s Executive Director,” states David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Open-IX Association. “Gabe’s invaluable service as the Chair of the Data Center Standards Committee and leadership experience in the global data center and interconnection exchange markets make him a natural choice as Open-IX’s first Executive Director. His onboarding will be instrumental to Open-IX well as we push our expansion internationally.”