Jim Cika, director of Government Relations Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and Swimming Pool & Spa (PMG) resources for the International Code Council, has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and construction industry. Most recently, he was the director of engineering and product management at HTP Comfort Solutions, a heating and hot water appliance manufacturing company. Cika was a member of the executive team responsible for HTP’s product research, design, development and testing activities, and he served as the company’s chief technical expert for regulatory, product standards, building code and product engineering matters.
Previously, Cika served as manager for solar products for Heliodyne and Velux America (both members of the Velux Group), where he was responsible for developing and expanding their solar water heater businesses in North America. Cika also worked for Rheem Water Heating, and prior to that Rinnai America. His primary responsibility for both companies was the development and launching of their tankless water heater product lines in North America.
Earlier in his career, Cika was with Atlanta Gas Light Company, where he gained extensive experience related to the performance and safety of gas appliances. He also has prior experience as an HVAC design engineer.
Cika has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.