Movers and Shakers Week Ending 06.14.24

BRUCHA Adds New Regional Sales Team Lead

Rand Templeton

BRUCHA, a leading manufacturer of insulated metal panel technology with U.S. headquarters based in Denver, recently announced the addition of Rand Templeton to its team as regional sales manager for its southwestern U.S. markets. Templeton brings more than 15 years of panel and architectural product sales experience within the commercial construction industry to BRUCHA. He is focused on increasing sales of BRUCHA’s products to North American markets, with a focus on the southwestern U.S. states. He’s actively involved with the American Institute of Architects and Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association.

Templeton joins a growing team at BRUCHA, a fourth-generation, family-owned firm originally founded in 1948 in Michehausen, Austria. BRUCHA’s insulated metal panels and cold storage products are built through a precision manufacturing process and are seamlessly delivered to the jobsite in protected enclosed shipping containers, which ensures quality and allows for efficient installation on site, saving builders and project owners both time and money.

“Rand’s expertise in design and construction will prove an invaluable resource to builders, designers and owners,” said Jeff Gerhardt, vice president of sales for BRUCHA America. “His understanding of panel systems is complemented by an unmatched level of customer service, helping him provide consistent pricing for commercial, industrial and cold storage projects,” he added.

Rocky Mountain Communities Hires Tony Frank as Vice President of Fund Development

Tony Frank

Denver-based affordable housing nonprofit, Rocky Mountain Communities (RMC), has hired Tony Frank as vice president of fund development. Frank has been in development in Denver for more than 20 years and focuses on strengthening and expanding nonprofits and social enterprise organizations. 

“As RMC’s portfolio of properties grows, our fundraising needs also continue to increase,” said Mark Marshall, CEO of Rocky Mountain Communities. “Tony’s experience in development and fundraising, and his prior experience at RMC, make him a great addition to our leadership team. His passion for helping non-profits realize their development goals is just what Rocky Mountain Communities needs right now.” 

As vice president of fund development, Frank is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of RMC’s fundraising efforts, including grants, major gifts program, special events, annual fund, planned giving, and capital campaigns. In addition, Frank will lead efforts to strengthen and expand RMCs marketing and communications initiatives to help address key issues to sustain and expand the supply of affordable housing throughout the region. 

Prior to joining Rocky Mountain Communities, Frank worked in development for Gateway Domestic Violence Services from 2023-2024. He was the director of business development for PCs for People from 2018-2023, and he was the fund development manager/director of digital inclusion for Denver Housing Authority from 2015-2018. From 1998-2004 Frank worked at RMC as the community technology center manager.

Frank has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Urban Studies Concentration from Vassar College and a Master of Public Administration with a Local Government Concentration from University of Colorado, Denver. 

Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Chris Strawn to Vice President, Civil Engineering

Chris Strawn

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that Chris Strawn, P.E., has been promoted to vice president of civil Engineering. In this role, he oversees the firm’s land development civil engineering practice and leads the expansion of its civil services across the Americas.

“Chris is an accomplished civil engineer who has made substantial contributions to the firm through his leadership of our civil engineering practice and as a member of our executive team,” said Matt Brady, executive vice president, Ware Malcomb. “We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Strawn brings more than 25 years of experience in all facets of civil engineering and land surveying, including project management, site planning and development and entitlement procurement. In his ten years with Ware Malcomb, he has been instrumental in business development, fostering client relationships, leadership development and oversight of civil engineering teams across the country. Prior to joining the firm, Strawn ran a successful Denver-based civil engineering firm for more than ten years.

A Registered Professional Engineer, Strawn’s project resume includes a variety of public works, roadway projects, commercial land developments, infrastructure master planning and design, site design and entitlement processing efforts. He has provided significant leadership heading up the firm’s Civil Advisory team, and as a member of the firm’s internal planning and facilitation of leadership trainings.

Strawn earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Colorado State University, and an MBA from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He has been involved in many industry associations, including NAIOP, ULI, and ACEC, and always strives to lead and stay involved in many of the community service initiatives that the company pursues.

Today, Ware Malcomb’s Civil Engineering practice includes 18 civil engineering leaders, more than 80 technical team members and has grown into 16 offices while completing civil engineering design for numerous projects in 25 of its offices.

Denver Housing Authority Welcomes Robert Kalkofen as New Human Resources Director

Robert Kalkofen

Denver Housing Authority (DHA) announced that the organization hired Robert Kalkofen as the human resources director. With over two decades of experience in the field, Kalkofen brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role.

“Robert has extensive experience that will support DHA’s mission and vision as we continue to grow and hire the best people to support our team,” Joaquín Cintrón Vega, CEO said. “His dedication to excellence makes him the ideal candidate to lead our human resources efforts as we continue to serve our community with compassion and integrity.”

“I look forward to working alongside the dedicated DHA team to create a positive and inclusive work environment for all team members,” Robert Kalkofen said. “Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of contributing to the success of various public and private sector organizations. My diverse background as a generalist has allowed me to navigate the complexities of HR in both public and private sectors, enabling me to bring a well-rounded perspective to the table.”

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