Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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Boulder-based Metzger Associates, a public relations firm serving the tech sector, hired Matt Bennett as an account director, Amanda King as an account executive, Bri Rios and Andrea Jensen as account coordinators, and Jennifer Stevens as a graphic and web designer.
Guaranty Bank and Trust Co. hired Darina Barciak as vice president, private banking relationship manager within its wealth-management group. She will be responsible for delivering banking products and services to high-net-worth clients in Colorado. Barciak has more than 13 years of relationship management experience. Previously, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank. She graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Bonnie Finley and Wendell Pickett were selected to the Longmont Area Economic Council’s board of directors. Finley is the manager of member involvement for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. Pickett is vice president of operations for Longmont-based Frontier Companies LLC, a developer of residential, commercial, industrial and medical projects, and an active owner of Mountain View Welding LLC.
The University of Colorado-Boulder named Mark Meaney executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of Business. Meaney previously was faculty director at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He has more than 17 years of experience in higher education and public sector ethics.
Dan Arvizu, director of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. It honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education and who have made significant contributions to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, and advancements to engineering education. Arvizu was cited by the academy for his leadership in the renewable and clean energy sectors, and for promoting national balanced energy policies. Arvizu has served as director of NREL since 2005. He also is president of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates NREL for the Energy Department. As NREL’s laboratory director, he has established and implemented a new institutional strategy to position the lab for higher impact and contributions to national and global energy challenges.
Broomfield-based restaurant chain Noodles & Co. (Nasdaq: NDLS) appointed Glenn Douglas vice president of supply chain. Douglas will be responsible for managing sourcing, supply chain and distribution of major materials, including commodity ingredients. Douglas has more than 15 years of restaurant supply chain and distribution experience. Previously, he worked for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
Broomfield-based Ball Corp.(NYSE: BLL) promoted Daniel W. Fisher to president, North American Metal Beverage Packaging Division, Americas, succeeding Michael Hranicka, who recently left the company. Fisher joined Ball in 2010 as vice president, finance, North America, Ball Metal Beverage Packaging Division, Americas, and most recently was senior vice president, finance and planning for that same business.
Dacono-based EarthRoamer promoted Tyler Tatro. He previously served as chief operating officer and will continue to serve in that capacity as well as president. EarthRoamer is the registered trade name of Xpedition Vehicle Service LLC, which manufactures custom-built, off-road campers built on Ford pickup truck beds. New EarthRoamer Xpedition vehicles sell for $260,000 to $500,000, depending on styles and options.
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