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Jim Pape

Jim Pape

Chief Executive Officer

In his leadership role, he spearheads the organization’s mission to provide the highest-quality customer experience for the design, installation, and maintenance of refrigeration and HVAC systems, focused on customers who have mission-critical refrigeration needs.

Jim has a track record for delivering growth and profitability in complex multi-channel markets and has successfully led businesses ranging from early stage start-ups to large mature industrial brands. He is a purpose-driven leader who has succeeded in concentrated ownership (PE & VC) models and as an officer in a large, public company. Jim is an employee enabler with a history of building high performing, customer centric teams who have endured to make lasting impacts on their organization’s success.

His passion for the mechanical services sector grew from his time as an area general manager with Johnson Controls, and then during his time as the leader of North American distribution for Trane Commercial Systems/Hussmann. Jim also played key roles as the industrial division president of the world’s fastest growing filtration company, Filtration Group Corp. He was the president of the residential and industrial divisions of SunPower Corporation and the passionate CEO of the landmark Silicon Valley based grid scale energy storage start-up, EnerVault.

Jim’s career began in the military and commercial aerospace markets where he was employed by Bearing Inspection Incorporated and AlliedSignal Aerospace. Jim received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Beginning in 2020, The Arcticom Group rebranded PMC-Southwest, Market Refrigeration, and KIC as TAG Refrigeration. The combination of these great companies allows us to better utilize the amazing talent in each business, to more efficiently meet the needs of our customers. Additionally, these changes will result in better response times, expanded geographic coverage and, greater capacity in our contracting businesses.

Founded in 1993, Refrigeration Unlimited (RUI) is a full-service mechanical contractor serving the Northwestern United States. Originally a commercial refrigeration contractor, RUI has expanded over time, adding services that include HVAC, high-voltage electrical systems, EMS controls, industrial refrigeration and general contracting. Dedicated to providing reliable service and quality solutions that feature the latest industry advancements, RUI is the partner of choice for many large and small businesses.