Bret Lehman

Senior Technical Staff Member
IBM Modular Data Centers

Bret has been a member of IBM’s global center of excellence for Site, Facilities and Data Center Services for the past 11 years.  He develops highly resilient and efficient data center solutions for a worldwide customer base.  He specializes in data center design and construction best practices and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions.  He also acts as IBM’s North America manager for its strategic alliance with Rittal Corporation.  Prior to his current client-facing role, Bret was responsible for the development of cooling solutions in a number of IBM network and server hardware platforms.  His experience in this space gives him a unique perspective on how facilities power and cooling infrastructure interacts with IT systems within the holistic data center ecosystem.  He was named an IBM Master Inventor in 2011, holding eight data center related technology patents, and has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina since 1995.