March 20, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Christine Lally (916) 319-9223

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his appointment of Ron Hughes as Director of the Office of Technology Services (OTech) today.  This position requires Senate confirmation.

“This is a great day for the California Technology Agency,” said Secretary Carlos Ramos.  “We are very pleased with the Governor’s selection of Ron Hughes to lead OTech.  Ron brings an extraordinary combination of private sector experience, with a deep understanding of California government and our technology environment.  He has literally designed, built and operated data centers from the ground up, all over the world.  I am confident Ron will bring the best of his private sector experience to provide innovative and efficient technology solutions at our Office of Technology Services.”

Hughes brings over 20 years of experience in the design, operation and construction of national and international data centers to this position.  He most recently served as founding president of the California Data Center Design Group (CDCDG), a worldwide data center consulting and engineering company specializing in high density and energy efficient projects.  Prior to founding this company, he was the director of design at Telegis Networks, one of the largest international collocation data center companies.

Hughes has over two decades of public service in various California agencies.  He served as the new site project manager of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and in 1999, he managed the Y2K testing efforts for the state.

Hughes is a member of the High Density Data Center Design Committee, the Telecommunications Industry Association data center standards committee and the former president of the 7×24 Exchange, Sacramento Chapter.

The Office of Technology Services, one of three offices within the California Technology Agency, provides information technology services to more than 500 state, county, federal and local government entities.  Through the use of a secure and state-of-the-art statewide network, OTech delivers a variety of services including computing, networking, electronic messaging and training, allowing governments the ability to provide streamlined, cost effective and quality services to Californians.