Pape brings to Soladigm more than two decades of sales, marketing, product development and customer service experience, and was most recently the president of SunPower Corporation’s global residential and commercial business units. As Chief Commercial Officer, Pape will be responsible for managing and expanding global commercial activities as Soladigm scales up its operations.
“We are excited to have Jim join the Soladigm team as we begin full scale operations,” said Dr. Rao Mulpuri, CEO of Soladigm. “The combination of revolutionary user experience and energy efficiency of Soladigm’s Dynamic Glass is generating strong market demand. Jim is a proven energy industry leader with deep knowledge of deploying new products and driving growth in commercial and residential construction. His experience in HVAC and building controls makes him a unique fit for Soladigm.”
For more than 25 years, Pape has led commercial efforts at Fortune 500 and start-up companies in areas including renewable energy, commercial and military aerospace, industrial manufacturing, and energy efficiency. Prior to his role at SunPower Corporation, Pape was North American vice president for Ingersoll Rand’s climate solutions division, which included Trane Commercial Systems and Hussmann Refrigeration. Pape has also held executive positions at Johnson Controls and Bearing Inspection. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
“Soladigm is revolutionizing the building industry by delivering scalable, reliable and cost-effective Dynamic Glass solutions,” said Pape. “This is a unique opportunity for me to leverage my experience to drive significant improvements in building systems and energy efficiency. I am impressed with the results achieved by the Soladigm team, inspired by the company’s vision, and look forward to being part of driving the company to the next level.”
Soladigm’s Dynamic Glass, which electronically switches from clear to tinted on demand, enables control of heat and glare in buildings while providing greater comfort, uninterrupted views, and natural daylight. Soladigm Dynamic Glass windows will reduce HVAC energy usage by 25 percent and peak load by 30 percent in commercial buildings.
Soladigm is a developer of next-generation green building solutions designed to improve energy efficiency. The company’s highly energy efficient Dynamic Glass switches from clear to tinted on demand, resulting in significant cost savings, environmental benefits, and quality of life enhancements. Soladigm is headquartered in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit www.soladigm.com.
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