EvoSwitch Names Eric Boonstra Managing Director

Stephen Yagielowicz
AMSTERDAM — Carrier-neutral data center EvoSwitch has announced its appointment of Eric Boonstra to the position of Managing Director.

Boonstra was initially hired as Commercial Director at the beginning of 2009. According to the company, his promotion is related to the expansion of EvoSwitch.

Since its establishment at the beginning of 2007, general management duties at the energy-efficient data center have been handled by one of the owners of EvoSwitch. Due to the international growth ambitions of EvoSwitch, the parent company, OCOM Group, decided to transfer general management responsibilities to Eric Boonstra. Practically speaking, this will result in a major expansion of Boonstra's responsibilities.

Previously, Boonstra was responsible for expanding EvoSwitch's client portfolio, with a focus not only on the Netherlands but in particular on the international portfolio. In his new position as Managing Director of EvoSwitch, he will also be responsible for the operational side of the data center and supported in this regard by an Operations Manager, who is yet to be appointed.

"I am of course quite pleased that the owners of EvoSwitch have demonstrated their confidence in me in this manner," Boonstra said. "My new position will enable me to effectively coordinate the operational and commercial aspects of the data center and ensure that our sales team can respond optimally to our clients' wishes."

"In addition, the new position provides a solid basis for realizing the international growth ambitions which have been defined by the parent company, the OCOM Group," Boonstra added. "As a result, the owners of EvoSwitch will be free to realize the desired international expansion, and I will be able to focus on further upgrading the professional excellence of the organization."