Jim Lane

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Value Delivered

As Senior Vice President and General Manager of one of the oldest and most prominent operations and maintenance companies in the Boston metropolitan area, Jim delivers the high-performance services clients need to manage, operate, and maintain their facilities more efficiently and profitably. He ensures consistent superior facilities productivity and comfort with improved energy efficiency and cost control. By overseeing the company's strategic, marketing, operational, and financial performance, he enables it to successfully provide clients with a high level of asset management, while maintaining stringent quality controls that ensure total customer satisfaction.

Expertise

Jim’s expertise is built on 24 years of cross-industry experience in areas ranging from business development to complete facilities solutions. It’s a base that gives him the knowledge required to develop and manage new programs and services that drive cost savings and performance excellence for both EMCOR and its customers. Over the years, several factors have contributed to his success, including his industry expertise, detailed operational analyses, proactive management approach, and aggressive staff selection and development. 

Jim began his career as an HVAC technician with Wang Laboratories. He later joined Caldor, Inc., the discount department store chain, where he managed multiple store renovations as well as new store construction. He then moved to Johnson Controls, Inc., an opportunity that broadened his experience and deepened his knowledge of how to manage buildings for maximum performance. During this time, he was primarily responsible for the award-winning John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse. One of his most significant honors came when President George W. Bush presented him with the Presidential Leadership in Energy Conservation Award for reducing the government’s total energy costs over 14 percent, resulting in savings of $600,000.

Jim is licensed in Massachusettsas a refrigeration technician, sprinkler fitter, and construction supervisor. In addition, he is a certified facility manager and a six sigma green belt, trained to identify and correct operating inefficiencies and business waste. To further increase his operational expertise, he has completed various other training and certification programs and is an active member of BOMA, IFMA, and the Boston Chamber of Commerce.

The Personal Side

Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is also an avid reader and an elected member of his town’s planning board, town meeting representative, community preservation committee, and chairman of the master plan committee.