Jim VanderGiessen

CEO, Pro Refrigeration Inc.


Jim VanderGiessen was 21 years old when he, and his father, opened the doors of PRO Refrigeration, Inc.  The company was focused on “instant cooling”; milk on dairy farms, a new concept to help large farms to cool milk.


The concept of “Instant Cooling”; drove the development of the “PRO Chiller”; that was soon being introduced and tested into the emerging craft beer industry.


Over the next 30 years, PRO worked hard to remain relevant to both the Dairy and Brewing Industries by investing heavily in the development of not only the equipment they produce,  but also the Services, Tools, and the PRO Team to collectively support their customers.


Jim, now 51, has served as CEO for the past 20 years. He and his wife, Trisha, live in Tacoma, WA, and enjoy anytime they can spend with their children and granddaughter.

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How Innovations in Beer Cooling Are Trying to Change The World

  • 24 September, 2020
  • 16:30 - 16:50
  • Main Stage