Steve Miano is a founding partner of PlanNet, which was established in 2001. Under his guidance, the Southern California-based company has grown from a boutique start up to becoming a major player in Workplace Technology and Data Center Consulting, providing services to fortune, global and mid-market clients worldwide.
Originally from Buffalo NY, Steve started his career with Ingram Software, now Ingram-Micro the largest computer distribution company in the world. After relocating to Southern California, he held management positions with national and regional consulting and integration companies prior to establishing PlanNet.
Steve is passionate about giving to the community and supports numerous charities across Southern California. He is currently on the board of the Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles and previously served as a board member of the University of Southern California School of Architecture.
Principal, Director of Market Development
Bruce Muir is a Principal and serves as the Director of Market Development for PlanNet. He has been with the firm since 2001 and brings over 28 years of experience from the Communications Technology Industry. He is responsible for overall business development for the firm as well as principal oversight and project management for various clients. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of consulting, from project management to business development and operational management.
Prior to joining PlanNet, Bruce’s various management positions included Division Communications Head, Hughes Aircraft; Regional VP for COMSUL Ltd and Division VP for Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation.
He is well respected in the Southwest among the vendor, space planning, architectural and real estate communities. Bruce remains a member of Society of Telecommunications Consultants. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for GMX Corporation, as well as a current member of the Board of Directors for CCOPS.
June Bardwil is a Principal with the firm and has been a valuable contributor to PlanNet since 2002. She is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships, and is actively involved in many high-profile projects.
June began her career in the technology industry after graduating from the University of Colorado. She holds an outstanding track record of management, account development and technical consulting for Fortune 100 companies and national firms, as well as entrepreneurial organizations.
June is an enthusiastic personality in the architectural, engineering and real estate communities, and is a Past President and board member of the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF).
Principal, Director of Operations
Karl von der Linden is a Principal with the firm and serves as the Director of Operations managing PlanNet’s Building and Workplace Technology disciplines. He has been with the firm since 2006 and brings over 20 years of experience from the Communications Technology and Construction Industries. Karl possesses extensive knowledge of data center and critical facilities programming, project management, infrastructure design and construction.
Karl’s accomplishments include numerous large scale construction projects including data centers, operations centers, distribution centers, and institutional spaces and headquarters facilities. He is an expert at integrating technology systems requirements with facilities design and has demonstrated this on projects ranging in scope and scale from ten thousand to nearly a million square feet in size.
Karl’s focus is on providing strong PlanNet consulting teams to support client and design team needs. He remains a Registered Communications Distribution Designer and is an active member of BICSI in supporting the information technology systems industry.
President, PlanNet Design & Construction (DC2), Inc.
Dan has focused his 20+ year career learning about his client’s business and technology needs and building solutions for these needs. He wants to know what keeps them up at night. He is also constantly investigating technologies, systems and innovative techniques emerging in the data center industry to help clients solve data center problems and allow the clients to return their focus to their own business’ demands.
At PlanNet, Dan will use his client-focused experience to lead a team of designers and construction professionals in developing facility infrastructure and building solutions that specifically address the client’s business and technology issues. Dan’s professional experience includes the responsibility for the engineering and construction of some of the largest and most complex technical data center projects in the country. In the last 15 years, Dan has focused solely on working with Fortune 500 clients providing project development, site selection, mechanical and electrical engineering and general contracting/construction management of mission critical facilities. At PlanNet DC2, Dan leads a team of subject matter experts and construction professionals who provide industry best practices in the delivery of these critical facilities, offering owners turnkey solutions consistent with their IT strategies.
Eric Lockwood is a Principal with the firm and manages PlanNet’s audiovisual practice. He is a recognized leader in the audiovisual industry with over 17 years of audiovisual, acoustical and integrated technology consulting experience in the USA, Europe and South East Asia. In addition to leading PlanNet’s audiovisual operations Eric is also responsible for business development, project management, technical design and Principal oversight.
A native of the United Kingdom, Eric moved to Southern California in 2000 and held senior management positions with several multi-disciplinary engineering and converged technology consulting firms prior to joining PlanNet in 2006.
Eric is extremely active in the technology and building design and construction communities. He holds a Certified Technology Specialist accreditation with a specialization in systems Design (CTS-D) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). Eric is also a seasoned Board member of the Acoustical Society of America.
Principal, Director of Data Center Practice
Gary Davis is a Principal with the firm and has lead the PlanNet Data Center Practice for more than five years. He is an experienced IT professional with a wide reach of technology experience built from over 20 years of working within the Fortune 50 enterprise and technology consulting.
Gary is a high-impact professional with extensive background in the development and management of IT organizations, IT architecture, technology strategy/planning and data center solutions design, strategic sourcing, transition planning and operation.
His areas of expertise include Technology Strategy Enterprise Architecture, IT Services and Data Center sourcing, Organizational Assessment and Development, IT Effectiveness, Alignment and Optimization, and Enterprise IT Capacity Planning.
Gary directs and manages the PlanNet Data Center and Communications Technology practice areas as well as a consults to PlanNet clients and business partners.
Gary’s knowledge and experience in areas of IT tactical and strategic planning, IT effectiveness and critical facilities sourcing and delivery have made the difference in enabling clients in meeting their technology challenges.