Innovative Thermal Energy Storage™
Viking Cold Solutions is a thermal energy management company focused on making the world’s cold storage systems more efficient. Their Thermal Energy Storage Systems have saved their clients over 7,733 MWh of energy, reduced carbon footprint by over 3,900 metric tons, and mitigated over $13M of product loss. Their team has deep expertise in cold storage energy management, supermarket energy management, and thermal energy storage systems. Viking Cold provides environmentally friendly thermal energy storage that reduces operational costs and business risk for cold storage and supermarkets with high refrigeration-based energy loads. The company is expanding rapidly throughout the U.S. and internationally.
James joined the company in 2014 as President and was appointed CEO in 2015. He brings execution and leadership skills honed from 25 years in operating companies, investment banking, and the military. His success in building businesses spans the energy and investment banking industries and his leadership stems from his career as a Marine Officer. Mr. Bell received his BA from Texas AM University, and earned a jointly-issued TRIUM MBA from NYU Stern, HEC School of Management, and the London School of Economics.
Mike provides strategic business leadership and direction to the Company. Mike is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Florida and Georgia and was in private practice for five years. He served 10 years as First Coast Service Options. (FCSO) Vice President Financial Operations and Chief Financial Officer. FCSO is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, Inc. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Pre-Medicine from Rollins College and an MBA from Tulane University.
With over two decades of experience in the energy industry and three decades of sales and leadership experience in B2B and B2C sales, Collin brings broad experience across both wholesale and retail energy and has a consistent record of building and leading successful sales organizations. Collin served as Sr. Vice President Sales and Marketing for StarTex Power, served as Vice President of Sales for Gexa Energy, and Director of Sales for Direct Energy. His early wholesale experience began in the California market while directing Reliant Energy’s mid-market wholesale origination efforts. Collin has university sales and leadership certifications from schools including the Wharton School of Business, Villanova, Rice University, and Motorola University. He attended Texas State University.
Mike brings over 15 years of design and manufacturing experience with world class companies. After receiving his Bachelor Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Virginia, Mike started his career working for Ford Motor Company. At Ford, Mike moved quickly through the engineering ranks to the level of Senior Engineer. He gained valuable experience in advanced product development and manufacturing methods, including automotive HVAC. Mike joined Goodman Mfg, the leading producer of residential HVAC equipment in North America, to further his career growth. At Goodman, now Daikin, Mike’s strategic planning and leadership earned him responsibility for Program Management and Design for Manufacturing.
The Viking Cold Solutions™ board is comprised of prominent industry executives. The board collectively has over one hundred years of relevant industry leadership and actively promotes our company’s market advantage.
Founder and Chairman, Viking Cold Solutions™. President Caribbean Shipping
President and CEO, Viking Cold Solutions™. President Liberty Venture Group LLC
CEO, Bonar Engineering & Design
Former President and COO The Kroger Co. Family of Stores (NYSE: KR)
Founder and Co-CEO Avista Capital Partners