Bristow, VA December 15, 2020 — B&S Site Development proudly sponsored the 7×24 Exchange Veterans celebration in Ashburn, VA. The event was organized by the Washington DC Chapter’s Uniformed Service Advocates in Critical Operations (USA-CO) Committee. 7×24 Exchange is the leading global Data Center organization focused on knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use, and maintain data centers. The USA-CO Committee provides scholarships, recruiting, mentoring, and networking opportunities to create and enhance partnerships with Veterans and DoD in Mission Critical and Data Center Communities.
In a testament to Veteran success in the Mission Critical Data Center Industry, T.J. Ciccone, Veteran, Professor, and VP Critical Ops at Stack Infrastructure, spoke of his successful navigation from youthful and spirited Navy Nuclear Sailor to C-Suite Executive at Stack Infrastructure. His message encouraged fellow Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Space Professionals to do the same.
“B&S has become a trusted site development partner for the data center and other mission critical industries,” says Chris Kete, B&S Site Development CEO. “7×24 Exchange is a natural fit for us.”
Kete, along with Mike Brown, B&S Site Development Co-Founder and President, and Carl Lechner, Director of Business Development for B&S Site Development are all Veterans, themselves.
Lechner, who has been active in 7×24 for seven years, hatched the idea of putting together a rock band comprised of fellow 7×24 members. Lechner has been playing the drums since the 4th grade. He served in the US Navy as a musician in the NATO Band based in Naples, Italy. Lechner and his fellow “Alley Cats” performed at the Ashburn, VA event for a robust audience of 7×24 members and Veteran guests.
About 7×24 Exchange
7×24 Exchange serves as a support organization to provide outreach, scholarships, recruiting, mentoring, and networking opportunities to Veterans/DOD in our Mission Critical/Data Center Community. Further, we engage and educate the community about our industry and its goals through volunteer efforts, financial/resource (trade) donations, and other touches related to a focus on Veterans.
Founded in 2003 by Mike Brown and Tommy Settle, B&S Site Development LLC (B&S) is a full-service site development contractor based in Northern Virginia. Headquartered just outside of Washington, DC and directly within the data center capital of the world, B&S specializes in large parcel, mission critical site development projects. Fueled by the recent injection of additional capital and enthusiastic business leadership from outside the industry, the B&S growth story continues with an approach that is not constrained by conventional subcontractor thinking.