Jim Barron is the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Associations Executive Director and oversees the day to day operations for the nonprofit association.
Jim has over 30 years of industrial refrigeration and mechanical hands-on experience. Jim began working with RETA in 2001 as a volunteer on the RETA Certification Committee and in 2002 became the certification Chairman of the committee. At Chairman he began working towards RETA’s ANSI accrediting which they received in 2008.
In 2003, Jim was asked to become a RETA National Board Member and served three years. He was then asked to become an Executive Board Member and in 2009 became the President of the RETA National Board. Jim was then hired by the RETA Board of Directors in 2013 as the Executive Director of the Association.