Mountain People & Places - December 2018
compiled by Shane Rohleder
The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colo.. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175 and $200 for non-members. Attendees can take advantage of the early-bird rate of $150 by registering before Dec. 31. For more information, visit asacolorado.org or call 720-605-9988.
Pickens Technical College announced Elmer Hernandez as SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018. Hernandez competed against 13 contestants in Colorado’s State Competition and placed first. He then competed in the National SkillsUSA Refinishing event against 37 contestants. Elmer received advanced training classes from Sikkens, PPG, Axalta, and Martin Senour, Snap-on tools and tool box, Sata spray gun, $500 Carhartt gift card, $100 Lowe’s gift card and college scholarships for his win. Hernandez may also possibly represent the U.S. in the World Skills competition.
Coloradoland Tire & Service at 887 S. Broadway closed and the building is slated to be demolished. The property is owned by Broadway Station Partners, which plans to sell sites to developers for office, retail and residential projects. Coloradoland has six other locations in the metro area.
Mary Pacifico-Valley, of Rickenbaugh Cadillac Volvo, in Denver, has been nominated for the 2019 Ally TIME Dealer of the Year Award. A 1975 graduate of Westminster High School in Westminster, Colo., Pacifico-Valley started her career at Rickenbaugh Automotive Group, first established in 1944, at the age of 19. In 2006, Pacifico-Valley became the full owner and president of Rickenbaugh Automotive Group – one of the few women in the country to lead a dealership group – which today also includes the Rickenbaugh Infiniti store in Dacono, Colo.
Midas franchisee Judd Kyle Shader was honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award and recognized by Midas as one of three Franchisees of the Year. Shader opened his 100th car care center this fall in Aurora, Colo. “I am honored to be recognized by the IFA and Midas and ecstatic about our growth over the last eight years, which is the result of a lot of hard work by our great team,” he said.
Colorado has become the 13th state to adopt low-emission vehicle standards. In November, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission approved new emissions standards for light- and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning with the 2022 model year. It said the new rules would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly two million tons per year by 2030.