Soladigm Apponts Jim Pape Chief Commercial Officer
January 9, 2012

Officials at Soladigm of Milpitas, Calif., appointed Jim Pape as chief commercial officer (CCO), according to a January 9 news release. Pape has more than two decades of sales, marketing, product development and customer service experience, and was most recently the president of San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower Corp.'s global residential and commercial business units. As CCO, Pape will be responsible for managing and expanding global commercial activities.

"We are excited to have Jim join the Soladigm team as we begin full-scale operations," says Rao Mulpuri, CEO of Soladigm, in the release. "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 Corp., Pape was North American vice president for Dublin, Ireland-based Ingersoll Rand's climate solutions division, which included Trane Commercial Systems and Hussmann Refrigeration. He also has held executive positions at Johnson Controls and Bearing Inspection. He earned a bachelor's 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," Pape says in the release. "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."

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