On the Job October 25, 2013
Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. appointed Dave Kaufman to lead its national defense strategic business unit. As vice president and general manager, Kaufman’s responsibilities include acquisition and execution of space hardware programs for Ball’s defense and intelligence-related customers. Previously, Kaufman was director for Ball’s national security space mission area within national defense. Kaufman joined the company in 2000 as a spacecraft systems engineer, and has more than 20 years of experience supporting the aerospace industry and government customers in design, test, project and systems engineering, and management.
Boulder County Farmers Market, a nonprofit group that runs farmers’ markets in Boulder and Longmont, hired Brian Coppom as executive director. Coppom replaces Shanan Olson, who left the post in June. Coppom has served at Naturally Boulder, a natural products trade group in Boulder, the Natural Products Association in Washington, D.C., and the Project Management Institute in Pennsylvania. He most recently was chief executive of MyROW International Inc., a project management and telecommunication engineering firm based in Hogansburg, New York. He also is involved with Inglorious Monk Bakery in Longmont, which is his wife’s business, and with a Longmont market stand.
Heath Construction, a commercial construction company based in Fort Collins with projects throughout the region, named Rodney Rogers chief estimator. Rogers has 35 years of experience in estimating cost of construction projects.
Vectra Bank Colorado named Jack Kozlowski senior vice president and business banking team lead for the Denver and Boulder markets. Kozlowski has 13 years of experience in credit administration, portfolio monitoring, and sales and relationship management. Kozlowski most recently was with JPMorgan Chase in Denver. He also served as senior relationship manager, business banking for Key Bank.
Monica M. Baldwin, a financial adviser and president of Main Street Investments Inc. in Longmont, was named to the Raymond James Financial Services 2014 Executive Council. The council honors financial advisers who demonstrate a high level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. This is the 10th consecutive year Baldwin has qualified for this recognition.
Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) hired Randall Mehrberg as executive vice president and general counsel, effective Dec. 2. Since 2008, Mehrberg has been the executive vice president of strategy and development for Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) and president of PSEG Energy Holdings, which develops, manages and owns renewable energy solutions. Mehrberg has a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
Boulder-based West Flanders Brewing Co., a Belgian-inspired brewpub, hired Tony Hessel as executive chef. Hessel graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked as a sous chef and chef de cuisine at various restaurants in Denver before moving to Boulder. He has 18 years of experience including stints at The Mediterranean and Brasserie Ten Ten restaurants in Boulder.
Broomfield-based Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, appointed David Bloom senior vice president for strategic development. Bloom has been serving as chief development officer for Hurricane Grill & Wings since June 2012. Famous Brands also promoted Dustin Finkel to vice president for marketing; Belinda Oakley to vice president for operations; and Cassie Alvey to vice president for Mrs. Fields gifting.
Niwot-based Crocs Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) appointed Greg Sullivan general manager of Crocs’ Americas region, which includes North, Central and South America. Sullivan will be responsible for managing the regions’ day-to-day operations, including overseeing sales, marketing, finance and human resources functions, as well as the region’s wholesale, Internet and direct-to-consumer channels. Before joining Crocs, Sullivan spent 20 years at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., most recently, serving as senior vice president for operations for its Southeast division.
Tom Irvine, co-founder and chief executive of Neve Designs in Longmont, a company known for its ski sweaters, is stepping away from its day-to-day operations. Doug Saunders has been named general manager. Saunders has held management jobs in several ski and outdoor industry companies. Kate Saunders has been hired as director of merchandising and development.
Carolyn Barlow has joined Pedal to Properties, a full-service real estate firm in Boulder. Barlow as been a Colorado resident for 19 years and has five years of real estate experience. Barlow is on her way to attaining designation from the Council of Residential Specialists, an internationally recognized association that equips Realtors with training and education.
The Colorado Association of Realtors installed Jolon Ruch as president during the organization’s 93nd annual state convention held in Denver. Ruch is a Broomfield resident and broker with the Main Street Group at Keller Williams Realty. Other officers who will serve with Ruch are David Barber, Re/Max Unlimited Inc., Aurora, president-elect; Ann Hayes, Keller Williams Realty, Grand Junction, treasurer; Keith Kanemoto, Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors, Longmont, immediate past president; and Greg Zadel, Zadel Realty, Firestone, appointed past president. The board’s responsibilities include leading and coordinating volunteer efforts of the association aimed at maintaining stability in Colorado’s real estate industry, protecting private property rights, supporting efforts for affordable-housing opportunities and providing resources and services designed to help Realtors in Colorado succeed.
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