Meet the Management Team
With hundreds of years of combined experience, our management team is made up of leading experts in the field.
In addition to overseeing all aspects of the business, Joel is involved with refrigeration design, project estimation and execution for large industrial clients, as well as commercial projects for churches and schools. Joel and his wife, Mary, founded the company in 1997.
Vice President/General Manager
As Vice President/General Manager, Erik oversees all operational functions, including finance, marketing, legal/contracts, strategic planning, licensing, human resources, safety and more. Erik received his degree from Arizona State University. He joined Apex in 2007 after starting his career with Honeywell.
Director of Projects & Engineering
Joseph is responsible for refrigeration design and engineering as well as project execution in our industrial and commercial facilities. He executes 2D/3D designs based on customer requirements and provides project management from start to finish on Apex projects. Joseph received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Arizona State University and just completed his Engineer-in-Training. Joe worked for Apex from 1997-2006 and rejoined the company in 2014.
Director of Service
Shawn joined Apex in 2006 and now oversees Apex’s service department. He has a strong mechanical background and specializes in maintaining compressors, condensers, evaporators, chillers, cooling towers, boilers and traditional HVAC equipment. He is responsible for estimation, safety, compliance and customer service within the department.
Valerie oversees all office functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, job tracking, taxes and more. She has been with company since it opened in 1997. Valerie received her degree from Northern Arizona University.
Jeremy is responsible for project management, design, scheduling and execution. He has experience working with 2D/3D AutoCAD and Revit designs, as well as 3D scanning of facilities. He joined Apex in 2019 and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Arizona State University.
Cody is responsible for project execution in the field and oversees a construction crew of multiple welding teams. His primary focuses are large-scale industrial and commercial refrigeration projects. Cody joined Apex in 2021. In addition to his welding skills, Cody has also had a career in law enforcement and served his country in the Marines.
Jon became part of the Apex team back in 2017 as an industrial service technician. He has since been promoted to the Service Manager position with Apex. Jon oversees the scheduling and planning of the service clients. He is also responsible for technician development and oversight of our planned maintenance programs.
Industrial Service Accounts Receivable
Andrea “Andi” joined Apex in 2007 and is responsible for invoicing, collections and scheduling for Apex’s Industrial and Heavy Commercial Customers.
Commercial Service Accounts Receivable
Donna joined Apex in 2015 and is responsible for invoicing, collections and scheduling for Apex’s Commercial Customers. She received her degree from Northern Arizona University.
Assistant Service Manager
Daniel joined Apex back in 2016 working in the shop. He progressed into the field as a service technician and is now the Assistant Service Manager for Apex’s clients. Daniel is responsible for scheduling/dispatching technicians, executing estimates/quotes for customers, training employees in the field and ensuring high-levels of customer service in the department.
Catherine “Cadie” Weisheit joined the Apex team in 2022. Cadie is responsible for many administrative tasks at Apex including assisting customers with getting service scheduled, scheduling fleet service, payroll coordination, HR functions, etc. Cadie previously worked as a banker for Rocket Mortgage, with an NMLS license in 11 different states.
Tom is responsible for consulting on large-scale construction projects, specifically for industrial clients. He has decades of experience in estimating, project management, refrigeration system design, purchasing and scheduling. Tom joined the Apex team in 2004 after many years of management in the industry. He is also a proud veteran of the Navy.
Join Our Team
We’re always looking for motivated people who have experience in commercial and industrial refrigeration. And as an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to recruiting, hiring and employing without discrimination.