About JAX Refrigeration: Leadership
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The JAX Refrigeration team focuses on providing an innovative approach to our clients’ needs. Each project is directly managed by experienced professionals – most of them degreed engineers – to ensure the highest in customer service and satisfaction. Collectively, our team holds a multitude of engineering, mechanical and refrigeration contractor licenses that allow us to operate in over 45 U.S. states and foreign territories.
Mark Lowery, President & Founder of JAX Refrigeration
President and Founder
Mark founded JAX Refrigeration in 2010, after more than two decades in the refrigeration and HVAC industry. He is licensed in more than 40 States and provinces for professional engineering and contracting. Mark has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Georgia State University. He is also an active member of ASHRAE, IIAR, NCEES and RETA. Personally, Mark is a dedicated husband to his wife, Samantha, and father to his three children: Luke, Caitlin and Ansley.
Ed Trotzke, Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Ed is a registered professional engineer, having worked in the refrigeration and mechanical field for 18 years. He has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a member of IIAR and RETA. Ed has been with JAX Refrigeration since its 2010 inception, focusing on project operations and execution. He resides in St. Augustine with his wife, daughter and son.
David Barley, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
David received his Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting from University of North Florida and his MBA from the University of Florida. Prior to joining Jax Refrigeration in 2018, he practiced in public accounting for almost 30 years and additionally spent 7 years in private industry. During his career, he has served on the FICPA University of Florida Accounting Conference Committee and was a member of the FICPA Litigation & Valuation Services Section. Additionally, he has served on the American Lung Association’s Planned Giving Committee and the Board of Directors for All Things New which operates an orphanage in Haiti. David has two sons, David and Ryan.
Ekle Small, Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Engineering
With nearly three decades of experience, Ekle is a registered professional engineer in more than 30 states. He designed the first modern-era carbon dioxide system in the nation, the largest in the world at the time. His expertise centers on refrigeration system design, utilizing ammonia and Co2 refrigerants, primarily for food and beverage manufacturing facilities. He earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He joined JAX Refrigeration in 2014 and has worked with many notable brands throughout his career, like Schreiber Foods, Nestlé, Wegman’s, PepsiCo, Publix and Columbus Foods.
Rob Brodsky, Vice President of JAXCool
Vice President of JAXCool
Rob received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to coming to JAX Refrigeration in 2015, he held management positions with companies like Haskell, Stellar and Pinnacle Roofing that highlighted his expertise in roofing and thermal construction. An avid football fan who coached for 5 years at the high school level, Rob resides in Fernandina Beach with his wife Dana. They have two grown children: Craig and Lanie.
Andy Lueck, Vice President of JAXCool
Vice President of JAXCool
Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Construction from the University to North Florida. Prior to joining JAX Refrigeration in 2015, he held management positions at Stellar for more than 25 years in the Construction and Thermal departments. Andy holds state roofing licenses in California and Florida, and also is a General Contractor for the State of Florida. Andy and his wife Renee have three children: Piper, A.J. and Sam.
Dana Yoho, General Manager of RHVACS
General Manager of RHVACS
Dana received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Leo University in Florida. He began his career in the HVAC industry in the accounting department, learning the business side of contracting. After a few years in the accounting department, Dana’s role evolved into contract administration. In 1990, Dana joined RHVACS. He spent his first year working in the field to learn the installation side of the business, and as necessary training to become Construction Manager. He has been Construction Manager of RHVACS for the past 28 years and is now in the position of General Manager, since Bobby Yoho’s retirement on May 31, 2019. In his free time, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing basketball, watching football, and when the opportunity arises get out to play paintball. He also loves being with his wife of 34 years and two daughters.
Craig Callahan, Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Craig obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration – finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2003, where he was a scholarship athlete in basketball. He enjoyed a 14-year professional basketball career before earning his MBA from the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg in 2016, becoming a Registered Investment Advisor Representative, and finally dedicating himself to a career in business development management. He will work closely with the team to identify business opportunities, build long-term relationships and help JAX Refrigeration reach its full potential. Craig lives in the Ponte Vedra area with his wife, Lauren, and their two children, Cael and Chloe.
Joy Bardin, Vice President of Administration
Vice President of Administration
Joy has more than 20 years of experience in contract administration, and more than 18 specifically in the construction industry. She began her career in the U.S. Navy, an experience that honed her organizational skills and attention to detail. She joined JAX Refrigeration in 2011 as its original operations director before becoming the vice president of administration. She also plays an active role in the charitable endeavors of the JAXCares Foundation. In her free time, Joy values spending time with her husband, Ben, children Crystal and Roland, and her four grandchildren.
Polly Bodin, Human Resources Director
Human Resources Director
Human Resources professional with 20+ years of experience in creating and leading Human Resources Departments in various industries. Areas of expertise include recruitment/selection, benefits and payroll administration, wage and hour compliance, performance management, worker’s compensation and employee relations. Most recently was HR Director at IEM (manufacturer of electrical distribution and control systems) where she was responsible for the HR function for the Jacksonville, FL and Fremont, CA locations. Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management.
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