Our Founders

Introduction

Gateview Technology’s mission is to provide its customers with efficient, streamlined, and dependable data center products; our founders, John Day and Mark Germagian, demonstrate long, proven records of service within the mission-critical facility industry. The partners—who have between them more than sixty years of experience in the data center world—bring a range of professional experiences and unique contributions to the Gateview executive team. John’s long list of sales and marketing successes combine with Mark’s considerable technical and business expertise to offer a different and complementing contribution to power distribution applications in data center facilities.


Mark Germagian

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Gateview’s Chief Innovation Officer, Mark Germagian, brings a history of entrepreneurial achievement to Gateview Technologies. Mark’s knowledge of data center technology is shaped by his involvement with innovative companies within the industry. Mark applied his experience to a new endeavor in 2007 when he founded Opengate Data Systems. Opengate’s innovative and patented solutions such as ActiveAir, Unity Cooling, and SwitchAir, received many awards, and Opengate won the Uptime Institute Green IT Award for best facility product in 2011 and an ASHRAE Innovation Award in 2010. Its most important customers included Oracle, Belden, Paramount Pictures, Epic Systems, and Dell. The company was acquired by Geist in 2012.

With more than thirty years in the HVAC and power management fields, Mark has a range of experience with telecom power, standby power, power distribution, and data center cooling. In his roles as a design engineer, he has produced multiple products and was the main inventor for several patents including InRow Cooling. InRow Cooling quickly became its own data center cooling category, and in the course of the creation of InRow, Mark established original standards and a process for taking product ideas and customer needs to the point of an innovative solution. These protocols facilitated many new inventions at APC.

Mark’s attention to detail, experience leading technology research and implementation, management of product development, and ability to work closely in collaboration with manufacturing teams, has allowed him to accelerate business growth in his past endeavors. Mark has also facilitated the creation of market research, focus groups, and user surveys to decide what products are most needed by the industry and how they can be best used by the end user. Mark’s ability to create a systematic organizational structure ensures that Gateview’s solutions will exceed quality standards and surpass customer expectations. He brings a clearly focused management style to the technical side of Gateview that promotes creative thinking and organized execution.

John Day

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

The CEO of Gateview Technologies, John Day, has been in the electrical and mission-critical business for nearly forty years. While John’s focus is in sales, he has also participated in an entrepreneurial capacity over the last twenty-five years. John’s expertise has been to energize organizations in need of leadership for growth and product development. He built many successful sales teams across several companies. John’s experience culminated in explosive growth at PDI which resulted in the sale of the company in 2007. He maintained his status as a shareholder and sales leader after the acquisition, and he further developed PDI’s customer base as he initiated its expansion into international markets in Europe and Asia.

In 2014, John was co-founder, shareholder, and the first employee of Anord Critical Power, Inc. (ACPI) in the United States—a division of Anord Control Systems based in Dundalk, Ireland—and he built the North American division of the company from the ground up. When he was at Anord, John participated in the design and application of power distribution products that enhanced safety for facility personnel and provided flexibility for data center operations that had not previously existed. These enhancements were adopted by ACPI’s competitors and resulted in positive changes in the industry for safety and functionality. This PDU design was recognized as Plant Engineering Magazine’s product of the year for safety in 2017.

Due to the increase in North American sales, ACPI was acquired by a private equity firm in 2017. John continued his strategic duties after the acquisition with an emphasis on growing sales in North America. During his tenure as Vice President of Sales at ACPI, sales growth from 2013 to 2017 was in excess of $100 million in North America, an over 800% increase in revenue.

After his departure from ACPI, John worked with Mark Germagian to develop Gateview Technologies with a desire to once again change the industry by introducing innovative products that are game changers for data center facility management.

Prior to joining PDI, John spent eighteen years with Schneider Electric. During that time, he held a variety of positions including Director of Marketing for the North American division of Telemecanique, channel management positions, and a variety of sales management roles. John’s experience at Schneider spanned the industrial, automation, construction and data center markets.

Selected Contributions to the Industry and Awards

  • “Mitigate the risk of injuries during maintenance operations.” Mission Critical Magazine.
    26 April 2016
  • Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award
    10 November 2016
  • CRN Data Center 100 Infrastructure Providers
    2015, 2016, 2017