Salute Mission Critical Appoints Erich Sanchack as CEO

Salute Mission Critical Appoints Erich Sanchack as CEO

Clinton Township, MI – March 14, 2023 – Salute Mission Critical, the largest global provider of data center services for the entire lifecycle, announces that Erich Sanchack has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Sanchack succeeds Jason Okroy, co-founder of Salute, who will transition to Chief Customer and Strategy Officer.

Sanchack has 30 years of experience in technology and data centers and joins Salute from Digital Realty Trust where he served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for global data center operations, design and construction, colocation and interconnection service deployments, customer operations, supply chain operations, cyber security, and government and legislative affairs. Prior to Digital Realty Trust, Sanchack held various senior executive roles at CenturyLink and Lockheed Martin.

“Erich is the right servant leader to take our company into the future. Jason’s leadership over the past ten years has been inspiring and we took the time to find the right person to guide Salute as we move forward. Additionally, Erich’s experience, skills, and knowledge are globally recognized for scaling organizations. As a former officer in the United States Marine Corps, he is also an excellent example of the value the military community adds to our industry. Our commercial success enables us to serve the military community and underserved communities in even more impactful ways,”

said Salute Mission Critical co-founder, Lee Kirby.

“I am tremendously excited to join the Salute Mission Critical team. The company’s continued success is largely due to its global customer-centric solutions and full spectrum of high-quality services. The impressive decade of annual growth is a testament to the strength of the Salute team and their performance capabilities. I am honored to be part of Salute’s future. Salute Mission Critical is well-positioned to continue leading the delivery of their infrastructure services. Additionally, I am pleased that Jason will transition to the role of Chief Customer and Strategy Officer, focused on supporting customer relationships and ensuring the best customer experiences,” said Erich Sanchack. “I look forward to working with the entire team to generate even more value for all stakeholders. Customer intimacy is a key lesson we have learned from the industry and one that we believe will be an integral part of our ongoing differentiating factor,”

continued Sanchack.

Sanchack earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, he has been recognized through various programs and awards for his leadership in sustainability, social responsibility, and experienced stewardship.

About Salute Mission Critical

Salute Mission Critical is the largest global provider of data center services for the entire lifecycle, delivering critical facility management services to leaders in hyperscale, colocation, and edge. Customers around the world rely on Salute to operate data centers sustainably with military precision.



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