James E. Rhodes
VP – Engineering/R&D/QMS, Chairman
VP of Engineering / R&D / QMS
James “Jim” Rhodes has been affiliated with PESCO since the company’s inception in 1970.
Jim earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, with honors.
His duties have ranged from Staff Engineer, Quality Control Manager and Engineering Manager. Jim currently oversees all engineering functions, research and development and quality management. He holds numerous patents related to oil and gas production equipment.
Mr. Rhodes has always had a passion for serving the community. He has served on numerous church boards and committees for virtually his entire adult life. He is a licensed soccer coach and coached youth soccer continuously for 15 years, along with intermittent coaching involvement with youth basketball and baseball. He served on the San Juan College Foundation Board for 17 years and is currently active on the NMSU Foundation Board and the Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation Board, which provides financial support for numerous arts-related endeavors in San Juan County, New Mexico.
Jim has numerous interests and hobbies. He is a musician and has been the bass vocal soloist in Handel’s “Messiah” – performed by the San Juan Symphony. He also plays the trumpet and is currently playing with Celebration Brass, a local quintet. He enjoys golf, bicycling, hiking, nature photography and fly fishing on the world-famous San Juan River. He ties his own flies.
Jim has been married to the lovely Arna since 1979 and has two children, Ben and Sara.
Superintendent PESCO Main Plant
Superintendent PESCO South Plant
Quality Control Manager
Human Resources Manager