Ian Seaton has over 30 years of electro-mechanical product development experience, including thermal products for multi-tenant office HVAC controls, automotive environmental controls, aerospace applications and data center airflow management. He serves on the BICSI 002 Data Center Standard subcommittee as a working group leader and editor, and he contributes to the Green Grid Airflow Management Energy Calculator Committee. He recently retired as a corresponding member of ASHRAE TC9.9, and he is a patent holder for airflow performance algorithms. He has published over a dozen technical papers and articles and has delivered nearly 100 conference presentations in eight countries.
He recently retired from Chatsworth Products, where he managed development of their first server cabinet and led their data center thermal and airflow management initiatives. As a semi-retired consultant, he advises manufacturers and data center operators/designers on facility efficiency improvement opportunities.