While O'Grady's experience makes him a potential candidate to someday take the reins at the company, Datalink's Lidsky said he has no plans to step away from his post for the foreseeable future.
"I have no plans to leave the company," he said. "I'm not near retirement age. But I'm very involved in the business. Our plans are to work together for many years to create a company with over $1 billion in revenue and a major brand name in the data center. We have so much to build. It takes both of us."
O'Grady's promotion was not the only recent executive change for Datalink. The company in late October hired Steve Zipperman to the new position of general manager for advanced services.
Zipperman came to Data link after a five-year stint as EMC's director of global services, which was preceded by a six-year stint running the Americas IT service management practice at Accenture.
PUBLISHED DEC. 3, 2013