7×24 Exchange International has officially formalized its Western New York Chapter as of June 2016. Chapter President Raymond F. Johnson, II, PE, LEED AP is an Associate Principal at Wendel in Buffalo, NY.

7×24 Exchange International is a not-for-profit organization that provides an educational forum focusing on challenges faced by data center industry professionals. 7×24 Exchange International is committed to addressing the challenges of energy efficiency and sustainability, providing continued value to member companies and conference participants and giving back through its social responsibility initiative (www.7x24exchange.org).

The Western New York Chapter encompasses the Buffalo area and stretches east to Rochester and South as far as the New York State border. The addition of this chapter incorporates many prestigious business leaders into the 7×24 Exchange organization, including Jeff Davis and Paul Bonaro from the data center at Yahoo!, Chris Faulise with M&T Bank, and Bill Hosie with BlackRock, Inc.

“This is an important step for data center facility operators in Western New York as we are passionate about keeping current with the newest technology. 7×24 Exchange provides us with a unique opportunity to network and share ideas amongst the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry who were previously unavailable within the data center community.” – Raymond Johnson, Western New York Chapter President.