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Patrick Giangrosso, Vice President, Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI)

Patrick Giangrosso
Vice President, Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI)

Mission Critical Facilities International

Patrick Giangrosso is the vice president at Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI). He manages full life cycle solutions for data center infrastructures around the world, the implementation of MCFI’s GENIUS Modular Data Centers and MicroGENIUS, a solar/fuel cell microgrid solution delivering sustainable, efficient, grid-independent energy. For more than two decades, Patrick has developed and managed mission critical relationships and initiatives in the U.S., China, India, Latin America, and Europe. Drawing upon his background as an electrical engineer/MBA, Patrick is driven to provide the best solution to help executives and end-users achieve their goals. Before joining MCFI, he held global sales and leadership roles at Jacobs Engineering, Coolcentric, Liebert, GE, and Eaton Corporation.

How can telecommunications technologies help humanity?

I believe technologies at the edge will drive the future of how we interact and extend the Internet to areas that struggle to have reliable services. For example, edge data centers with faster performance and lower latency will move data to critical areas such as telemedicine, emergency services, and other smart city initiatives. In addition, edge data center technologies will carry and optimize 5G networks and increase content delivery, including gaming, autonomous vehicles, and more to every corner of our communities.

If one thing should be redeveloped within the telecom and related industries, what should it be?

The telecom industry needs to standardize what it means to be “sustainable.” Until the industry establishes clear guidelines and criteria that a data center – and its vendors – must meet to be classified as sustainable, we will continue to see surface-level claims without any substance, authentication, or verification. Without clear benchmarks, standards, and definitions to achieve and maintain sustainability, we won’t know how performance and success can be measured and adjusted. The industry is thirsty for a clear and attainable blueprint to navigate these unchartered waters. I address the topic in a co-authored Amazon best seller, Greener Data, alongside a number of industry professionals hoping to make an impact on sustainability in our field.

Is it important for companies to continue to innovate their organization or offerings, and why?

Companies need to innovate their offerings regarding sustainability. As we try to find the middle ground between meeting demand while maintaining or achieving sustainable operations, the industry must pioneer practices to be energy-efficient and reduce carbon footprints. The data center industry accounts for 2 to 3% of the world’s electricity consumption. We need to expand the discussion around sustainable building processes and guidelines while also holding our vendors accountable.

What value does PTC hold for you/your company?

MCFI is thrilled to be a part of PTC. The organization’s extensive network with industry leaders, cutting-edge research, and best practices aligns perfectly with MCFI as we deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to enhance our industry and serve our communities globally. With MCFI projects deployed around the world, we value the Pacific region as a place for opportunity, growth, and importance in our communications ecosystem.

What would you share with those interested in becoming a PTC Member?

There’s no better place to collaborate, innovate, and network than with the PTC Community. As our industry moves the needle from sustainability to cutting-edge technologies, PTC provides a safe place to discuss, grow, and cultivate the future of telecommunications.

What advice would you share with current and future graduates interested in this field?

My best advice would be to find a mentor in the industry to gain insights, advice, guidance, and opportunities throughout your telecom career. In this industry, the connections with peers and colleagues run deep and it’s important to build your network to help you grow and make an impact in our community.

What is something that not that many people know about you?

I have been a lifelong New Orleans Saints fan in a family that has held season tickets since 1968.


I am an electrical engineer with a computer architecture specialization who started my career as a gas turbine commissioning engineer on 50MW and 85MW gas turbines.

About Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI)
Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI) is a global leader in data center and telecom infrastructure projects. MCFI provides full life cycle solutions for data center infrastructures: design, engineering, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, and portfolio maintenance. MCFI has successfully delivered 400+ data center projects worldwide, including NAM, LATAM, and EMEA. MCFI also offers turnkey GENIUS Modular Data Centers and MicroGENIUS, a solar/fuel cell microgrid solution delivering sustainable/efficient, grid-independent energy. For more information, visit

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