Jim O’Donnell has worked in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry for 35+ years in various roles including as a consulting engineer and a design/build project manager. For the past twenty years, he has been an equipment salesperson with an emphasis on consulting engineers and complex systems and with a focus on training, teaching, and marketing. He has held a Professional Engineers (PE) license for the state of New York as well as certifications as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). He has also held board positions with the Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Jim is a native of New Rochelle, New York (a suburb of NYC) and moved to the Philadelphia metro area in 2001. He was a coach and assistant coach for 25+ seasons for his kids’ basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer township teams while living in South Jersey. He has been married to his wife Celeste since 1991 and they are currently trying to live their best empty nest life having three grown children who are now out and about. His hobbies include sports (especially the Yankees and the NBA), craft beer, reading, and being outdoors. He enjoys traveling and has focused for the past several years on traveling in Europe and the United States with a preference for visiting National Parks for day hikes. He has been a part of Philadelphia Adult League Softball since 2021.