James C. Sipe joined Border States Electric through the Shealy acquisition in 2016 where he was the vice president of operations. James was promoted to vice president strategy enablement and joined the Officers Council at Border States on April 1, 2017. He was promoted to VP Operations and Strategy Enablement April 1, 2018, and in his current role, serves as the VP Operations. James is a key leader in the organization for process improvement.

With over 25 years of distribution experience, James has worked in a variety of business roles that include inside sales, outside sales, national accounts, operations (branch and corporate level) and product strategy/marketing. This diversity of experience allows him to solve problems that benefit the whole organization. His operational experience allows him to always be focused on efficiency and creating repeatable processes.

James is a graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He is a veteran of the South Carolina National Guard, which has honored him with multiple awards for service and leadership.

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