QTS Realty Trust announced on Tuesday that Jan Daan (J.D.) Luycks has been appointed managing director of QTS’ European Operations.
His appointment supports QTS’ expansion of its operations internationally while reducing execution risk in a new market and maintaining continued high-level customer support through its partnership with Zentrys Group B.V.
"We welcome J.D. to the QTS team as we execute on our global expansion strategy," said Chad Williams, chief executive officer, QTS. "Our presence in Groningen and Eemshaven is highly strategic and, with J.D.'s leadership, we look forward to providing the European market with the industry-leading performance, reliability and scalability of our hybrid colocation and hyperscale data center solutions."
Most recently, Luycks served as chief executive officer of Kao DATA. Prior to his tenure with the company, he served as vice president and head of Managed Services at GTS Telecom and CEO of CE Colo.
"I am very excited to join QTS, particularly at this important stage of their growth," Luycks said. "I look forward to building our team and establishing QTS' presence in the Netherlands and Europe as QTS stands ready to serve as a trusted and strategic IT infrastructure partner."
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.