About us

Quark is the leader in the design of Data Centres in Europe.

Quark is an international engineering and architecture consultancy specialised in the design and construction of Data Centres.

In little more than a decade, Quark has become a leader in Europe, developing projects for the larger companies in the sector in the USA, Europe, Africa and Latin America.


At Quark we are experts in developing projects that meet our clients’ needs and objectives with the highest standards of quality, innovation and energy efficiency.


We work with multidisciplinary teams in a collaborative approach, promoting long-term relationships based on trust and reliability.


Our commitment to the environment and sustainability is verified in every Quark project. Our designs feature the latest progresses in sustainability with the goal of achieving emissions neutrality by 2030.

We are Quark. We are Sener Group.

Team


Ricardo Abad

CEO

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Ricardo Abad

With more than 30 years of experience, Ricardo Abad is founder and CEO of Quark.

He is responsible for the company's leadership and growth, including strategic planning, business development, digital transformation, corporate relations, and marketing and communications services.

Abad founded Quark after having been an executive in engineering consulting, construction, facilities and critical equipment manufacturing companies, always with a clear focus on the Data Centre sector.

A mechanical engineer by training, Ricardo has spent his 30-year career helping to develop and deliver some of the most notable Data Centre projects in Europe and LATAM, totalling over 250,000 m2 of IT space.

He is certified as an ATD (Accredited Tier Designer) by Uptime Institute and Data Center Design Specialist by DC Pro. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Spain DC (Spanish Data Center Association).

Miguel Gallego

CEO

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Miguel Gallego

Miguel Gallego is founder and CEO of Quark.

He has more than 30 years of experience and has developed his career at national and international level in the fields of business administration and management, business development and international development. He has also been part of management boards in major companies and has been involved in various projects, with shareholdings. He is an expert in the ICT sector, Data Centre infrastructures, engineering and construction.

He has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Diploma in Senior Business Management (PADE) from IESE.

Ismael Martinez

Managing Director


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Ismael Martinez

Ismael Martinez is Managing Director at Quark.


He has over two decades of experience in various engineering fields. He has also been appointed as Project Manager, Operations Director and Engineering Director in different projects and regions. He has successfully led and delivered projects in, Water Treatment Plants, Biomethane Production Plants, Airports, Ports and Railway and Urban Transport.

He has worked in different countries and cultures, such as Spain, México, France and Abu Dhabi, adapting to the local needs and challenges.

He oversees the internationalization of Quark and the development of the production of all Quark offices globally. He has a MSc. in Energy Engineering from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia, a MSc. in Environmental Engineering from the IQS of Barcelona and an MBA from the University of Warwick (Hons).

Ismael is passionate about innovation and sustainability, and he always seeks to find the best solutions for his clients and the environment. He is a transformational leader who inspires and motivates his team and fosters collaboration and creativity.

Francesc Galobardes

Director of Engineering


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Francesc Galobardes

Francesc Galobardes is Director of Engineering at Quark.


With more than 18 years of experience, he leads and coordinates the Engineering Department and is a specialist in the digital transformation of design processes, through the management of internal workflows.

His experience is endorsed by the more than 250,000 m2 of IT rooms designed in multiple countries in LATAM and EMEA, in addition to achieving the certification of several Data Centres with TIER III and IV category by the Uptime Institute.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Girona and a Master's degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California Irvine. He is also certified as ATD (Acredite Tier Designer) by the Uptime Institute.

Pilar Anastasio

Director of Architecture


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Pilar Anastasio

Pilar Anastasio is Director of Architecture.


She has more than 22 years of experience as an architectural project manager, and has extensive experience in the design of Data Centres.

She is specialised in the development of master plans, feasibility studies, development of projects for licence applications, negotiations with administrations, detailed projects (both in the Spanish System and RIBA's), and construction management.

She has a degree in architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a Master PMA from C.S.A.

Irving Cano

Director, Project and Construction Management

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Irving Cano

Irving Cano is Director of Project and Construction Management at Quark.


He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction sector and specialises in the integrated management of building projects with a high technological component. Irving Cano complements his professional activity as a professor in the main MPM masters. Thanks to his commitment and professionalism, he is a reference in Spain in the Project Management sector.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and has complemented his education with an MBA from ICADE.

Héctor Hernández

Operations Director


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Héctor Hernández

Héctor Hernández is Operations Director at Quark.


He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Project Management in different sectors and has worked on large international projects. Currently, he is Operations Director at Quark, supporting the executive team in the management, organisation and transformation of the company.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio and a Master's Degree in Building Installations from UPM. Additionally, he is certified as ATD (Accredited Tier Designer) by the Uptime Institute.

Javier Martínez

Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department

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Javier Martínez

Javier Martínez is Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Quark.


He has more than 28 years of experience, supported by more than 250,000 m2 of IT room designed by Quark and the development of multiple projects of industrial and commercial uses in previous professional stages, in addition to the certification of several Data Centers with TIER III and IV category by Uptime Institute.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Granada and a Master's Degree in Integrated Management of Building Projects from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is also certified as ATD (Acredite Tier Designer) by the Uptime Institute.

Siddharta Aldavero

Director of the Electrical Department

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Siddharta Aldavero

Siddharta Aldavero is Director of the Electrical Department at Quark.


With more than 15 years of experience, he leads and coordinates the Electrical Engineering department and is responsible for projects in the field of electrical installations in Data Centres. In particular, he specialises in electrical continuity solutions and TIER requirements, analysis of Data Centre infrastructures and improvement solutions.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and is certified as an ATD (Accredited Tier Designer) by the Uptime Institute.

Manuel Aldeanueva

Director of Consulting


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Manuel Aldeanueva

Manuel Aldeanueva is Director of Consulting at Quark.


He has more than 19 years of experience as Facilities Manager, specialising in consulting and engineering of Data Centres, in particular in their adaptation to TIER requirements, in the analysis of infrastructures and in improvement solutions around efficiency, robustness and reliability.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (ICAI-UPC) and an MBA from IE. He is also certified by Uptime Institute as Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) and Accredited Operations Specialist (AOS).

Toni Castro

International

Business Development Director

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Toni Castro

Toni Castro is International Business Director at Quark.


With him more than 24 years of experience in roles such as Senior Project Director, Business Development and Bid Manager, Toni excels in handling intricate projects and is deeply committed to fostering robust team alliances to ensure exemplary service delivery to clients.

Now a member of Quark, he works hand in hand with Ricardo Abad as the International Business Director. They strive towards the exciting goal of expanding Quark's global presence.

In the Infrastructure and Transport sener Business Unit, he has held the positions of Senior Project Director and Bid Manager, working on international transport projects and participating in tender processes using a range of schemes such as D&B, EPCMO, PPP, etc. Toni has effectively contributed to the successful delivery of large and intricate projects that required tight schedules and coordination with global, multidisciplinary teams. His competencies include coordinating and managing major programmes and diverse teams across numerous locations.

As International Business Director, he develops, along with Ricardo Abad, the international business plan of Quark evaluating growth opportunities following the established deadlines. Toni has a mixed profile between the commercial, strategic, and executive.

Toni holds an MSc.Deg. in Telecommunications Engineering [EQF-7] and has completed graduate (PhD level) courses on Advanced Wireless Multiuser Communications.

Raquel Escudero

Business Development Manager

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Raquel Escudero

Raquel Escudero is Business Development Manager at Quark.


With more than 18 years of experience she manages, together with Ricardo Abad, the company's Business Development, accompanying Clients from the first contact to the final phases of their Projects.

She has experience in various functions (Project Management, Proposal Management, data analytics, etc.) in different areas (engineering, management, planning, cost control), project phases (from conceptual studies to construction) and different markets, highlighting Airports, Natural Gas, Hydrogen and Data Centers.

She holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Patricia Narros

Financial Director

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Patricia Narros

Patricia Narros is Financial Director of Quark.


With more than 10 years of experience, she leads the Finance and Human Resources department, coordinating the different management processes of the company.

She has developed her career both nationally and internationally working for large multinational companies.

She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria.

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