John Thompson has more than 30 years of technical experience in the telecommunications industry and has been a BICSI-certified RCDD since 1997. As a contractor, Thompson owned and operated a structured cabling installation company in the Middle Atlantic region. Before joining CPI, Thompson was a consultant for a special systems design firm in Baltimore, Maryland, that teamed with architects, MEP firms and worked directly with end users. In addition to assisting with AutoCAD design, Thompson developed new construction specification documents, and served as a project manager for health care and higher education facilities projects across the United States. Since joining CPI more than 10 years ago, Thompson has assisted in the design of new and existing data centers ranging in size from just a few cabinets to many hundreds of cabinets.