NOVA Mission Critical Announces Three More "Veteran" Additions to the Lineup!

NOVA Mission Critical kicks off 2016 with immediate growth as it continues to advance their mission to be the industries preferred Data Center Retrofit and Expansion Specialist

NOVA Mission Critical, a leading global builder of Data Center and Colocation solutions, today announced the addition of three new members of the team with the hire of Rick Norman as Project Manager, Russ Langbein as Project Manager and the return of Aimee Guerrero as Project Coordinator. 

Mike Maldari, Executive Vice President of Delivery at NOVA Mission Critical, stated “Our culture is centered on an endless pursuit towards continued improvement within the Mission Critical industry – one of the many ways that we gain progress in that objective is by adding fresh talent to our ranks that can offer proven technical expertise with a focus on providing the most ideal project experience to our customers.

"Our culture is centered on an endless pursuit towards continued improvement within the Mission Critical industry - one of the many ways that we gain progress in that objective is by adding fresh talent to our ranks that can offer proven technical expertise with a focus on providing the most ideal project experience to our customers."

Michael Maldari, Executive Vice President of Delivery

 The growing expectations that we receive from our customers are remarkably high – which dictates that we only invite the most qualified professionals like Aimee, Rick and Russ to our ranks to deliver on those opportunities.”

 When asked about Rick Norman Mike Maldari elaborated by saying “Rick has spent a great deal of time providing his services to our great country where he honed his skill of being a project manager while being a Construction Executive Officer, and Task Force Destroyer Engineer.  In addition, Rick has held project management positions with Mortensen where he managed the $137 Million in renewable resource construction activities.

 Mike Maldari also added “Russ Langbien has had an illustrious career supporting the mission critical builds of the Navy ships that support our nation’s fleet.  We are looking forward to getting him onboard to bring his wealth of knowledge of managing teams and subs to the mission critical industry. Additions like Russ provide NOVA the ability to create a team that is culturally sound and 100% reliable.”

 When asked about the return of Aimee Mike was quick to point out that “Aimee is a return NOVA employee, which speaks volumes to the culture and capabilities of our team to attract her talent back to the team. Her time away will add value on both the operations and business development fronts as we push forward in growing NOVA.”

 About Rick Norman, Project Manager – Rick brings 14 years of construction and operations management experience to NOVA Mission Critical.  Rick, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, earned a construction engineering degree and served as an officer for the United States Army.  As a construction project manager for the US Army, Rick managed projects ranging from airfields and roads to buildings and city infrastructure.  Rick has managed projects in the Middle East and Asia on combat and non-combat missions as well as domestic projects in the United States.  Rick also has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt which allows him to look for efficiencies in any industry. 

 About Russell Langbein, Project Superintendent – Russell brings over two decades of “Mission Critical” experience in operations, mission critical infrastructure, and technical decision making to the NOVA team.  As a retired Nuclear Training Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy, Russell’s leadership and technical experience saw him hand-picked to transform mission critical operations and repair teams onboard aircraft carriers and submarines.  Russell was directly involved in mission critical installation, testing, and certification of two multi-billion dollar aircraft carrier reactor plants (USS Harry S Truman & USS George HW Bush), with his career culminating with him serving as a project manager for seven environmentally and logistically mission critical submarine maintenance repairs at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.  Since retiring from the Navy, Russell worked as a project manager and safety chairman for a fire and security installation at companies such as:  Montgomery Independent School District, Conoco-Philips, and Marriot while finishing his MA in Communication and Leadership studies from Gonzaga University where he was selected as a member of the National Communication Honors Society (Lambda-Pi-Eta).

About Aimee Guerrero, Project Coordinator – Aimee has over 13 years of experience in the construction and “Mission Critical” industries having worked in multiple different roles.  Aimee’s career first began as a Quality Assurance Manager for a mechanical systems company focusing on the pharmaceutical sector as a dedicated liaison for Alza (Johnson & Johnson) Ortho-McNeil.  In 2007 Aimee originally joined the NOVA team where she played a critical role as a Project Engineer working out of our former west coast office.  A few years later Aimee joined Diversified Protection Systems, Inc (DPSI) as a Marketing Strategist Manager where she was instrumental for the implementation, deployment and management of the Salesforce platform for a fire life safety contractor focusing on Data Centers.  Aimee is also currently residing as the Director of Communications for the 7x24 Exchange Northern California Chapter. 

About NOVA – NOVA Mission Critical is one of the premier global technology builders in the Data Center industry. NOVA was established in 1926 as a General Contractor but has spent the past 30 years specializing in the design and construction of some of the most innovative retail colocation, wholesale colocation and enterprise Data Centers in the world.  NOVA Mission Critical has built and delivered over 8 Million square feet of cutting-edge Data Center space for some of the industry’s leading providers such as CenturyLink, Digital Realty, Equinix, CyrusOne, DataGryd, Yahoo and many others. NOVA Mission Criticals unique ability to adapt with the ever-changing marketplace is why they remain an industry trailblazer to this day.