James Bell

President and Chief Executive Officer
Viking Cold Solutions

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 finance industries and his leadership was developed during his career as a Marine Officer. Mr. Bell received his BA from Texas A&M University, and earned a jointly-issued TRIUM MBA from NYU Stern, HEC School of Management in Paris, and the London School of Economics.

Viking Cold Solutions is the leading thermal energy storage provider enabling flexibility and savings for the energy-intensive frozen/low-temperature cold storage industry. Their Thermal Energy Storage Systems have saved their clients over 10.192 MWh of energy, reduced carbon footprint by over 5,100 metric tons, and mitigated over $17M 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.