Director of Engineering & Principal, Critical Facilities - PlanNet
Michael Fluegeman is a registered Professional Engineer (electrical) with over 30 years of critical facility experience. He is recognized nationally as a leading engineering consultant for critical facilities and data centers. Michael has extensive hands-on experience including property assessments, conceptual & detail design, peer review, real-estate evaluation, project management, construction support, business development, service level agreements, testing, commissioning, operations documentation development and training for integrated critical support systems. He has provided failure analysis and was an expert witness for a defendant in litigation. He provides an advantage to clients, along with the PlanNet team, of providing both IT and Facility engineering consulting, as well as implementation capabilities under one roof.
Michael has spoken at industry conferences including Critical Facilities Summits, Afcom’s Data Center World, Green Data Centers, the 7x24 Exchange and the Data Center Users’ Group. He provided technical content and editing for “Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment”, a hard-bound IEEE Press Power Engineering publication. He is an instructor for Data Center Professional/Data Center Dynamics 3-day classroom Power Professional and Design Awareness courses.
He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Engineering with a focus on electrical power, and an IEEE member. Prior to Joining PlanNet in 2007 he was Director of Engineering for Power Management Concepts. Previously he was Vice President and Principal of Critical Facilities at Syska Hennessy Group, where he was the technical team leader of the national critical facilities group delivering multiple design-build projects across the country. Earlier engagements include PRK Associates, many years’ critical facilities experience with Emerson / Liebert and beginning at Westinghouse Electric in the early 80s.