Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Board Member

Maple Grove, Minnesota

I grew up in the Minneapolis, MN area and attended St. John's University, in central Minnesota. I began working, as a Regional Sales Representative, for Mon-Ray, Inc., in 1992. Mon-Ray is a manufacturer of high performance window and door products, and one of the product lines I focused on was secondary glazing products, or storm windows and doors. Our three main market areas are energy conservation, noise abatement and historic preservation. Over the years, I fell in love with the historic applications. As my territory expanded from the Midwest to the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic, I found myself working more and more with window restoration specialists.

I am currently Sales Manager for Mon-Ray, and am involved in all aspects of projects - sales, estimating, field surveys, measuring and detailing, project management, testing and, occasionally, installation. I enjoy the challenges of working on historic properties and all of the custom applications needed to provide energy efficiency and comfort while maintaining the original architecture.

I live in Maple Grove, MN, just outside of Minneapolis. My wife and I have a 24 year old daughter who just completed her Radiology Tech degree and has one more year left in the National Guard. We also have a 17 year old son who will be a senior in high school and wants to pursue a degree in psychology or social work.