Jim Cika is a director, PMG technical resources for the International Code Council, where he serves as a subject matter expert to the plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and swimming pool and spa codes. He represents ICC in federal and state coalitions, task forces, committees, and councils where expertise in I-Code subjects is required. Cika has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and construction industry where most recently he served as the director of engineering and product management at HTP Comfort Solutions, a heating and hot water appliance manufacturing company. In that capacity he was responsible for all product development activities and 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.