Mission Critical Thought Leaders

  • Robert Haley, CISSPEmerging Technologies National Consulting Director

    Robert Haley has worked in the Information Technology (IT) and IT Security industry for 25 years. At HDR, he has been responsible for data center design, strategic planning, IT acquisition team and critical infrastructures operations. Over the course of his career, Robert has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of systems architecture, consulting with numerous external clients on IT related projects and developing effective IT solutions for the private, academic and federal markets.

  • Kelly Hartshorn, PE, LEED APElectrical Engineering Critical Facilities Practice Leader

    Kelly's career has focused on complex facilities, including large scale data centers, mission critical government facilities, research laboratories, healthcare and microelectronics. He is a leader in the HDR's Critical Facilities practice group and a charter member of HDR's engineering council which is responsible for providing strategic guidance to HDR Architecture's engineering practice. He has engineered highly reliable electrical distribution systems for critical facilities as small as 1 MW up to 100 MW. His experience includes both medium-voltage and 480 V electrical distribution systems. He has also engineered on-site diesel generators installation with up to 70 MW of N+2 generator capacity.   

  • Jim Wermes, PE, LEED APMechanical Engineering Critical Facilities Practice Leader

    Jim Wermes has over 35 years of hands on experience in the mechanical engineering field. His responsibilities have included engineering from programming and conceptual design through detailed design, construction and commissioning. Jim's experience includes engineering highly reliable mechanical systems for mission critical facilities, including large command and control facilities and high-density data centers utilizing large generator/fuel oil systems and cooling systems with capacities approaching 20,000 tons. His recent experience includes concurrently maintainable data centers in an N+1 and 2 (N+1) configurations with PUEs as low as 1.09.