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Ricardo Abad


Director General de Quark, Spain

Ricardo leads Quark, a Spanish engineering firm specializing in data center design and consultancy. He is a Mechanical Engineer, ATD by Uptime Institute and Data Center Design Specialist (DCS Design) for DC Professional Development, Trainer of specialized courses, Keynote Speaker of the sector at level International and more than 20 years developing Mission Critical Facilities projects.

Throughout his professional career, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Technology Transfer from ASHRAE Spain Chapter and Vice-President of ICREA (International Computer Room Expert Asociation) in Spain. The team that leads has managed to become a reference in the sector at the international level, Mainly in Spain and Latin America, working for the great leaders of the Data sector Centers in this geographical area. This success has been reflected in 6 International Prestige Awards: Awarded by entities such as Uptime Institute, Datacenter Dynamics and IDC in the last 5 years. Due to the innovation in the solutions, its energy efficiency and the careful aesthetics of its proposals.

In their possession they have more than 50,000 m2 of designed IT Rooms, distributed in 8 countries. It also has 6 projects certified by Uptime Institute, 4 in the Tier IV category and 2 in the Tier III category.

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