Shane Cleveland

President & CEO


A lifetime of mentoring by my father, and my best friend, Mr. Rick Cleveland. As a very young child, there was never a question in my mind that I would someday lead Cooling Equipment Sales. In high school, while the other kids chose sports, wood shop, and auto body for their electives, I started my education in a Head Start Program at Lake Washington Technical College taking HVACR classes in the Industrial Plant Maintenance program. After graduating high school, I continued my education at Refrigeration School Inc. (RSI). After completing my training with RSI, I left certified in electrical and mechanical and started my career with Freezing Equipment in 1997. Over the years, I have continued my education with factory direct training classes and have certifications with most of our factories past and present.

Now approaching my 26th year of experience, I am proud to have started Cooling Equipment Sales, as our team, made up of 520 years of refrigeration experience continues to be leader in the industry. I’m committed on a daily basis to improving our company’s efficiency in an effort to provide our customers with the best service in our industry.

My family and I are thankful for our loyal industry partners and the amazing team we have created within CES!