CoolSys is the parent company of market-leading operating businesses that provide a full spectrum of best-in-class service experiences and solutions to the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries.
The CoolSys corporate brand was developed to unite a growing family of refrigeration & HVAC operating brands into one family while providing strategic guidance and leadership, ensuring that collectively, the CoolSys operating brands are providing great value and a best-in-class experience to each of their customers.
CoolSys operating brands have long, extensive histories of serving customers in the commercial refrigeration & HVAC industry with some having roots in the industry for more than half a century. Collectively, our operating brands have over 150 years of industry experience.
The CoolSys leadership team consists of experienced and successful senior executives, each who have proven track records with market-leading, customer-centric businesses.
Adam Coffey – President and Chief Executive Officer
Adam is known for building strong employee centered cultures and managing in fast-growth environments. Over the last 17 years, he has been President and CEO of three different national service companies, all in different industries. Adam is a former GE executive, a Veteran of the US Army and is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Executive Program in Management as well as GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Academy.
Andy Mandell – Chief Financial Officer
Andy is the Chief Financial Officer for CoolSys after previously serving as COO for Source. Before his tenure with the organization, Andy served as President at ValleyCrest Companies after over 10 years as CFO. His prior experience included a series of senior financial roles at large public companies including NewsCorp, Universal, ITT Sheraton, the Walt Disney Company, and Pepsico. Andy has a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of Michigan and CPA certification from Maryland.
Amy Freeman – Chief Operating Officer
Amy joins CoolSys as the Chief Operations Officer with over 23 years of broad-based experience from both Fortune 500 and privately held companies. Prior to joining CoolSys, she was the vice president of global service operations for PerkinElmer, Inc., a leading human and environmental health company. Freeman previously held the role of general manager of service at GE Healthcare, where she was responsible for the $400M diagnostic imaging and clinical service full P&L for the western half of the United States. She also served as vice president and general manager of service operations at Masterplan, Inc., a provider of clinical technology management and medical equipment maintenance programs. Earlier in her career, Freeman held numerous leadership and management positions at GE Medical Systems.
Tom Ryan – Chief Strategy Officer
Tom Ryan is the CoolSys Chief Strategy Officer. He brings significant experience to CoolSys in the development and implementation of growth strategies having completed $12B+ in acquisitive transactions over a 29-year span. Tom also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for PODS Moving and Storage for over five years. He also has experience as Vice President and General Manager of Johns Manville, a $2.4B Berkshire Hathaway Company and fiberglass manufacturer and as the President of the Climate Control Solutions business at Ingersoll Rand, (NYSE: IR). Earlier in his career, Tom held numerous leadership and management positions at Honeywell/AlliedSignal (NYSE: HON). Tom earned an MBA from the University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business and has a BA from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
Burton Hong – Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Burton (“Burt”) Hong joins us as our first General Counsel and Executive Vice President. For the past 9 years, Burt has been the General Counsel for Park Energy Group, which owns several companies that provide construction services and products for safe, reliable projects and facilities all around the United States. Prior to that, Burt was a securities litigator in Texas and Washington D.C. at two major law firms working on high profile cases like the Enron collapse and other insider trading matters. Burt graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and from Rice University in 1996.
Mike Ochoa – Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Mike is a Sales and Marketing executive with over 32 years of ever-increasing responsibility in a variety of industries. Prior to CoolSys, Mike served over 6 years on the executive team at Source after holding the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Master Halco, North America’s leading fencing products company. Mike also spent 10 years in Sales and Marketing leadership positions with The Toro Company, as well as Foamex International, Sunrise Medical, Inc., and Bausch & Lomb. He holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College, and an MBA from the Peter Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University, both in Claremont, CA.
Beth Goldstein – Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Beth Goldstein joined CoolSys as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for the strategic leadership of all aspects of Human Resources. Beth brings over 25 years of Human Capital experience, working with a variety of private and public companies at all stages of their growth cycle. She has a demonstrated track record of developing strong organizational cultures and a comprehensive leadership platform. Prior to joining Source, Beth founded her own consulting practice and previously was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Smile Brands Inc. Beth studied Psychology at California State University and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Human Resources Executive Program.
Bryan Beitler – Vice President, Engineering
Bryan Beitler’s career includes 37+ years of experience in refrigeration and HVAC design, sales, energy, and operations support for businesses focused on grocery retail, cold storage, process refrigeration, and other mission-critical systems. His experience is highly technical, managing engineering services and manufacturing of refrigeration equipment, providing direct sales support to select customers, as well as operations and Energy Optimization Services support. He holds a degree in Engineering Technology with emphasis on refrigeration and HVAC from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
JOHN MANZANARES – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, Information Technology
John is the Executive Vice President of Information Technology at CoolSys and will serve as the technology thought-leader driving the elements of technology innovation and solutions strategy development and execution across the company. A seasoned IT executive, John brings over 30 years of in-depth experience from his previous roles ranging from managing large corporate IT departments to leading Internet professional services firms. Prior to joining CoolSys, he was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Daylight Transport, LLC, a nationwide, expedited transportation provider. John serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Southern California chapter of the Society for Information Management. He earned his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a Mathematics minor from California State University, Fullerton.
About Our Brands
CoolSys and our operating companies combine nearly 150 years of superior service to cover every stage of mission-critical refrigeration and HVAC Systems. Together we serve customers across the nation with some of the most highly trained technicians, sales, and operations personnel. Discover our top-notch companies and what they bring to the CoolSys team.
THE COOLSYS FAMILY OF OPERATING COMPANIES
- Source Refrigeration: Source is a market-leader in the design, installation, repair & maintenance, sustainability and optimization of mission critical refrigeration & HVAC systems.
- Service Refrigeration Company: Founded in 1986, Service Refrigeration has grown steadily over the past 26 years to service large and small customers in regions across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
- Refrigeration Solutions Incorporated (RSI): RSI offers its refrigeration customers quality, exceptional service, and overall excellence throughout northern California.
- Advanced Refrigeration Systems Inc.: Advanced Refrigeration designs, engineers, and manufactures energy efficient refrigeration systems with cutting edge technology that is found in mission-critical applications, nationwide.
- Legacy: Legacy air is a reliable, affordable full-service provider of HVAC, refrigeration, kitchen equipment service and repair for a variety of small box and restaurant customers across the western United States.
We are continually looking to expand the CoolSys family with refrigeration and/or HVAC companies that fit the following criteria:
- Proven track record of solid financial performance
- A strong brand and a market leadership position in the markets you serve
- Strong leadership and management team
- Strong customer relationships
- A culture that values the importance of each and every employee
About Our Customers
CoolSys companies support the unique needs of our customers on a national, regional, and local level. Through the formation of CoolSys, our partner companies are able to offer all of their customers a high-level, best-in-class uniform experience, no matter where they are in the nation.
Our comprehensive education and solution approach, utilizing technical and sales experts in the field, guides customers through to the most cost-effective solution and ensures the smooth operation of their businesses.
Customer Segments Served:
- Grocery Retail
- Convenience Stores
- Light Commercial
- Light Industrial
- Cold Storage & Warehousing
About Our Employees
CoolSys and its operating company technicians are some of the most highly educated and trained in the industry. Our technicians are our core strength, bringing solution oriented problem solving to every facet of their work. Because our technicians and their interactions with our customers are so important, it is critical that we support them at the highest level.
The strength of CoolSys and its operating companies is in its employees; the technicians, sales, and operations personnel who make it all happen. Our employees are some of the most highly educated and trained in the industry and for this and other reasons, they are our core strength. By bringing solution oriented problem solving to every facet of their work and critical customer interactions, our employees bring the best of CoolSys directly to our customers. This is why it’s critical we support our employees at the highest level.
This means we focus on hiring the right people and significantly invest in employee training & development. Our success depends on it. As we continue to aggressively grow within our current markets and expand into new ones, the need to expand our team with qualified people is even more vital.
CoolSys and its operating companies offer the opportunity for a career in an environment where you can grow personally and professionally and rewards and recognition for your hard work.