Ty is the Executive Director for Dell’s Modular Infrastructure Solutions organization and Dell Fellow. He hold a mechanical engineering degree from Texas A&M and has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, IT hardware and thermal/acoustical design, engineering management, component to data center thermal simulation and solutions, and modular data centers. He holds 44 US patents.
His early career experience was in machining, injection mold design/fabrication, manufacturing, and project engineering. Ty’s career moved from manufacturing to product/system design at Dell where he was the lead mechanical architect and engineer for 12 of Dell’s first enterprise servers.
After 7 years of server design Ty moved into an engineering management position leading teams of mechanical engineers in product design and testing. In this role, he created Dell’s Enterprise mechanical architecture, thermal and acoustical engineering and test organization. This led to a broader leadership and customer facing role in data center thermal simulation and testing. A key milestone in this position was the creation of Dell’s first data center thermal test lab… a 1MW, 1000W/square foot controlled environment used for IT to HVAC thermal testing and qualification and most importantly a vehicle to understand the data center environment.
In 2007, Ty co-founded Dell’s DCS (Data Center Solutions) organization as the group’s mechanical/thermal SME. DCS provides custom IT to modular data center solutions with focus on the customer, quality, and supply chain. DCS is driven to understand and own the customer problem and help them achieve ultimate efficiency and TCO. In this role, Ty created and built DCS’s modular engineering organization which over the past 6 years has successfully architected, designed, and delivered hundreds of modular DC solutions all over the world.
Ty feels so fortunate to be surrounded by brilliant, hardworking and fun loving people with a shared vision… enable the customer to succeed.