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Ken is responsible for Facebook’s data center operations in the Western Region, including the company's facilities in Prineville, Oregon, and Altoona, Iowa. Altoona is Facebook’s fourth owned and operated data center and is built to specifications developed as part of the Open Compute Project (OCP). Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, Ken established data centers for Google across the United States and Asia. His career has spanned several industries, from mechanical engineering at a pulp paper manufacturer, to rising through the ranks of Compaq and Microsoft, where he initiated its network operations team, including security management, routing, switching, and content networking technologies.