James Stein

Southwest Gas

I have over 22 years of energy industry experience of which 20 years have been with Southwest Gas. In my current position, I am responsible for emerging technologies throughout the Southwest Gas territories.  These responsibilities include development and research of hydrogen, RNG, CNG and other decarbonization measures. 

I began my career at Southwest as an Industrial Gas Engineer. In this role, I managed large commercial, industrial and agricultural accounts in Las Vegas. My key responsibilities included sales engineering, regulatory coordination, and contract negotiations.  My subsequent role was Supervisor Energy Solutions, where I was responsible for new business development in Nevada, California and Arizona. In that role, I gained extensive experience in both the residential and commercial market sectors within Southwest Gas’ certificated territories. 

Prior to Southwest Gas, I was a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) Sales Engineer with the Trane Company.  In addition to Sales with the Trane Company, I was also responsible for technical knowledge of different HVAC systems.  Preceding the Trane Company I was a plumbing and HVAC design engineer for a Las Vegas based consulting firm specializing in the commercial sector.