Business Briefs December 12, 2016 |

Business Briefs December 12, 2016

Trevor Carter

Peter Tibbetts achieves additional certification

Glenwood Springs resident Peter Tibbetts was recently certified as a project management professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP certification is the project management profession’s most recognized and respected global credential. There are over 700,000 PMPs worldwide located in almost 300 countries. To obtain PMP certification an individual must satisfy extensive education and experience requirements, agree to adhere to a professional code of conduct and pass the PMP certification examination.

In September, Tibbetts received his certification as a healthcare quality professional from the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Tibbetts is a graduate of Chaminade University, with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and received his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Tibbetts consults throughout the world as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt for Global Productivity Solutions of Clinton Township, Michigan.

Carter joins Sopris Realty

Trevor Carter has joined Sopris Realty as a broker. Carter has been a resident for 28 years and loves every square foot of the Roaring Fork Valley. He has a passion for helping those around him succeed and bringing them happiness and stability through home ownership. As a member of the National Association of Realtors, he is certified to provide honesty, integrity and trust. He has a background in management, sales and furniture. Contact Carter at or 970-948-0775.

More than $4 million in member equity distributed to Holy Cross members

Holy Cross Energy’s board of directors recently declared a member equity distribution refund of more than $4 million to members who purchased electricity from Holy Cross Energy in 2000 and/or 2001.

Over 33,100 current and former members should receive their member equity refund checks by mid-December. Refunds less than $10 will be posted as a credit on upcoming member electric statements.

Membership with Holy Cross Energy entitles all members to share in its success. Distribution of member equity is a unique and important part of the cooperative philosophy. As a not-for-profit entity, Holy Cross’s mission includes providing electric service at a reasonable cost and returning profits or “margins” remaining after operation expenses back to its members.

Since 1963, nearly $142.5 million has been returned representing an average yearly distribution of more than $2.6 million. “These distributions are putting money back in the pockets of our members — individuals, couples, families, businesses and organizations,” said Stephen B. Casey, manager of member services. “One can only imagine the gamut of positive outcomes resulting from the consistent return of member provided equity.”

Holy Cross Energy is a rural electric distribution cooperative organized in 1939, providing electric energy to more than 56,100 metered services in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and portions of Gunnison and Mesa counties.

If you do not receive your refund check by the end of December or have questions, contact the Holy Cross Energy office at 970-945-5491.

FridgeWize wins 2016 International Energy Award

FridgeWize has won its second consecutive global energy award this year, putting the spotlight on this rapidly growing Kansas City-based company. The award-winning FridgeWize Q Blade was named Energy Efficient Product of the Year HVAC&R at The Energy Awards on Nov. 30. This follows the Q Blade being recipient of the Innovation of the Year Award at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards.

“We were nominated in the same category as industry giants Samsung and Toshiba; this alone was a great honor. Winning the 2016 Energy Awards top honors for Product of the Year has been truly humbling. This award is to-date the crowning achievement for our team at FridgeWize and for the Q-blade. Thank you to all of the judges for recognizing a simple yet effective technology that can change the face of an industry,” said Ryan Grobler, CEO and president of FridgeWize.

The Energy Awards are the most admired and relevant awards in the energy industry with 19 targeted categories, covering every aspect of the energy industry from Smart Product of the Year to Innovation of the Year.

FridgeWize continues a tradition of reducing global energy consumption through its technology. Founded in Carbondale in 2010, FridgeWize has grown to be a multi-million dollar energy efficiency company focused on the most efficient carbon fiber fan blades in the industry.

FridgeWize has been consistently recognized for its advancements in energy savings. It won the Environmental Leader’s Top Product of the Year in 2015 and was a finalist at the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards for Commercial Application of the Year.

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