Randy Myer, Wagner Training Institute Manager

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Randy Myer
Manager, Wagner Training Institute

303-739-3346
Myer_Randy@wagnerequipment.com

Randy began his career with Wagner in 1984 in the Lift Truck division located at what is now the Commerce City Rental Store. Quickly moving into a field service position Randy would remain in Field Service for seventeen years, most of which at lift truck and then transferring to heavy equipment at the Aurora store.

In 2001 Randy accepted a position as an Apprentice Program Training Instructor at the newly formed Wagner Training Institute (WTI), ultimately leading to eleven years in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia at Wagner Asia equipment. Although holding many positions at Wagner Asia in Product Support, Human Resources, Safety and running the Component Rebuild Center, his most noteworthy achievement was assembling a team and leading them to the establishment of an Apprentice Program for Mongolian Technicians. Wagner Asia’s training model set the standard for vocational education in the entire country of Mongolia.

Randy rejoined WTI as a Training instructor after returning to the United States in August of 2015 and accepted the position of WTI Manager in February, 2016.

Dan Price, Service Training Instructor/Lead

DanDan Price
Service Training Instructor/Lead
505-938-2813
dprice@wagnerequipment.com

In 1977, Dan Price Jr. came to work for Rust Tractor Co. (now Wagner Equipment Co.) in the main shop of the Albuquerque facility. While attending Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (now Central New Mexico Community College) during the day and working in the shop at night, Dan participated in the State of New Mexico Apprenticeship Program. Working with various mentors, Dan accomplished journeyman status. Dan graduated with a Diesel Mechanics Certificate from Albuquerque TVI.

As a technician, Dan worked in various departments including the main shop, field service, component shop, lift trucks shop, and on-highway truck engine shop as a Certified Truck Engine Analyst in the Industrial Engine field. Dan became an instructor in 1990, after the retirement of long time Instructor, Bill Bleich. In 1996, Dan accepted the challenge as the Service Manager of the on-highway truck service in the El Paso facility. In 2002, Dan returned to training as an instructor in the El Paso facility and in 2003 moved back to the Albuquerque facility where he continues to be a leading force in the development of our service technicians.

Dan is a Caterpillar Certified Instructor and the training liaison for the Albuquerque, Hobbs, and Silver City, New Mexico facilities as well as the El Paso, Texas facilities. He often assists with our recruitment efforts and provides support for Wagner’s Apprentice Program. You may even see him providing tours for local schools of the Albuquerque facility. Dan is certified to provide OSHA 10-Hour Training and Smith System Driver Training.


Gordon Haxton, Service Training Instructor

Gordon Haxton
Training Instructor
303-739-3371
Haxton_Gordon@wagnerequipment.com

Gordon was born and raised in southern California. He and his family moved to Bailey, Colorado in 1994. He worked in the structural steel industry till 2000 and was then introduced to heavy equipment at the Morrison Quarry as a welder/mechanic. The exposure to the mining industry stuck with him and he chose to make equipment operation his next career move.

In 2009 he and his family relocated to Steamboat Springs where he joined Johnson Excavation as an operator/mechanic. While working for Johnson, he met a man that had started a company called Dig This. For two years Gordon worked part time as an instructor for Dig This. To his surprise he was pretty good at teaching. After six years in Steamboat he moved to the Front Range. Gordon joined WTI in June of 2015 and is now the operator trainer.


Boni Beckwith, Training Coordinator

BoniBoni Beckwith
Training Coordinator
303-739-3253
bbeckwith@wagnerequipment.com

Boni Beckwith was born in Sterling, CO and spent her early years on the family farm outside Akron, CO. As a teenager, she moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ where she graduated high school and began a career in the hotel/hospitality industry working her way up from Front Desk Clerk to Assistant Hotel Manager of a resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 2003, Boni returned to Colorado to be near family and pursue other career interests; thereby taking a sales position with Wagner Equipment Co. in 2006. Boni joined the Wagner Training Institute in 2011 as the Training Assistant and is now the Training Coordinator. With her vast experience in many areas and her exceptional customer service skills, Boni brings a wealth of knowledge to WTI.


Stephany Spreutels, Training Assistant

 

StephStephany Spreutels
Training Assistant
303-365-8925
Stephany was born and raised in Riverside, California, later moving to Colorado with her parents. In 1998 her parents opened the families Mexican Restaurant where she worked hard and grew to love culinary arts.

Stephany graduated from Arrupe Jesuit High School in Northern Denver, a private school with a work study program that helped her decide the type of field she wanted to go into in the future.

Stephany attended Regis University were she studied business and finance, after which she managed finances for her parents business until its closing in 2011.

Stephany joined Wagner Training Institute in September, 2013 as the Training Assistant.

In her spare time Stephany enjoys crocheting and spending time with her family.


Kathleen Gadd, Professional Development Specialist

KathleenKathleen Gadd
Professional Development Specialist
303-739-3285
kgadd@wagnerequipment.com

Kathleen grew up in California, and then moved to Colorado in 1968. After jobs in Georgia and Arizona, Kathleen moved back to Colorado where she intends to stay. Kathleen Joined the WTI staff in June of 2006.

Kathleen comes to Wagner with experience training in the private sector, the Federal Government and higher education. With a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Kathleen began her career working on college campuses running residence halls and marketed a non-traditional business degree program. Her college experience includes working on five college campuses in Colorado, Georgia and Arizona over a 14-year period.

As her work on college campuses evolved training, Kathleen eventually transitioned into training full-time. She ran a learning center at an AT&T manufacturing facility where she designed and presented a program of classes in basic skills, personal development and team development. She has also held training positions at Vantage Human Resource Services, Inc. which served Federal Government employees, and at Intrado, a company that designs systems and manages data for 911 calls.

Kathleen develops and facilitates training programs on a wide variety of topics in the professional development realm. At Wagner Equipment Co. she focuses her efforts on the design and implementation of classes for management employees.

Kathleen holds training certification in Inside / Out Coaching, Franklin Leadership Greatness, Managing Organizational Change, AAI Facilitation, and Insight Personality Assessment.


Des Vassios, Staff Development Specialist

DesDes Vassios
Staff Development Specialist
303-365-6120
dvassios@wagnerequipment.com

A native of the Colorado plains, Desiree is from a third-generation family of wheat farmers and cattle ranchers. She attended Colorado State University where she earned a Bachelors Degree. She has broadened her Human Resource career by working in a variety of industries to include IT, retailing, and insurance.

Desiree began her training career as a Training & Customer Service Manager for Bloomingdale’s on the east coast. After relocating back to Denver, she worked for Great-West Life for nine years where she led the technical and soft skill training departments in operations. There she created a first-of-its-kind management development training program for field leaders and provided generalist, organizational development, and recruiting services. Desiree also worked at JD Edwards as a project manager for their leadership succession program, provided executive coaching, and linked curriculum to competencies.

Desiree joined Wagner Equipment Co. in 2007 as the Staff Development Specialist where she facilitates many of our soft skills classes and was the coordinator for Wagner’s Catapult Leadership Program from 2007 – 2009. Her passion for training is fueled by the desire to provide Wagner employees and leaders with skills and tools that can be applied immediately. Participants will find her classes to be highly interactive, fun, and appealing to all different learning styles. She holds training certifications for Targeted Selection and all other DDI courses, The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (FranklinCovey), MBTI, ASTD, and Situational Leadership.


Marty Cirbo, Service Training Instructor

MartyMarty Cirbo
Service Training Instructor
303-365-8155
mcirbo@wagnerequipment.com

After graduating from Longmont High School in 1978, Marty spent four years in an apprentice program with the International Union of Operating Engineers. During that time, he learned industry basics as an employee with Schmidt-Tiago Construction Co. He completed construction jobs throughout Western Colorado, including Glenwood Canyon and DuBeque Canyon.

In 1983, Marty accepted a service position with Wagner Equipment Co. Building a strong foundation for his current position, Marty has worked as a Journeyman Mechanic in the main shop, a Field Service Mechanic, a Diagnostic Technician, a Service Training Instructor and a Service Training Supervisor.

To support his significant industry experience, Marty has an impressive number of professional certifications in a wide range of skills. He holds various certifications from Martin RTC, Caterpillar, Ziegler RTC and NPK. He is also CPR / First Aid and Blood borne Pathogens certified through the Red Cross and certified to teach Smith System Driver Training. Marty is currently leading several major projects to enhance the effectiveness of technicians throughout Wagner. He looks forward to growing the Apprentice and Gas Engine programs to meet the future training needs of advanced technology in Caterpillar machines.


Jim Hottenroth, Service Training Instructor

JimJim Hottenroth
Service Training Instructor
303-739-3218
jhottenroth@wagnerequipment.com

Raised in an Army family, Jim’s childhood was spent in various places. He completed high school in Albuquerque, NM and attended New Mexico State University for one year. He left college early to serve four years in the Army. After his discharge, he then attended the Diesel Mechanics Program at theAlbuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute (TVI). He graduated in 1978.

Jim worked as a technician for the Detroit Diesel dealer in Albuquerque from 1979 until 1986. At that time he and his young family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After four years working at a local diesel shop, Jim went to work for Wagner Equipment Co. in Hayden, Colorado. There he worked as a shop technician and as a field technician from 1990 to 2005. He moved to Burlington, Colorado in 2005 and was the service writer at the Wagner Equipment Co. facility there until May of 2006. He began his new career as a Service Training Instructor at WTI in June, 2006.

Jim conducts training on earthmoving equipment, specializing in wheel loaders, dozers, and scrapers. He is also certified to teach OSHA 10-Hour Training and MSHA.


Shawn Brown, Service Training Instructor

ShawnShawn Brown
Service Training Instructor
303-739-3325
sbrown@wagnerequipment.com

Shawn, a Colorado native, was raised in the Georgetown area. After graduating from high school, Shawn spent six years in the United States Marine Corps. During his tenure with the Marine Corps, he attended Engineer Equipment Mechanic School at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Shawn’s career at Wagner Equipment Co. started in 1990 in the Main Shop as a technician. He spent the next 22 years working in the Main Shop until he joined the Wagner Training Institute in September of 2012 as a Service Training Instructor. Shawn’s hobbies include fishing and playing the guitar.


William Boorman, Service Training Instructor

WilliamWilliam Boorman
Service Training Instructor
303-739-3247
wboorman@wagnerequipment.com

William was born in Denver and moved to Rawlins, Wyoming in 1982. While in Wyoming, he worked for the City of Rawlins in the Fleet Maintenance Shop. He attended the Wyoming Technical Institute in 1992 and 1993 and after graduating, he moved back to Denver. At that time, he began his career with Wagner Rents. William started out as a Field Service Mechanic, then went on to become a Technical Communicator and Warranty Coordinator for Wagner Rents CCE, Telehandler, and Allied products. In 2011, William went back to work in the shop as a mechanic repairing CCE equipment.

In February of 2012, William joined the Wagner Training Institute as a service training instructor, primarily teaching the CCE product line. He attended certified factory training on the Genie, JLG, Lull, MultiQuip, and Wacker products. He also participated in train-the-trainer courses for Caterpillar forklifts and Genie Aerial Lifts operation, as well as various Allied and Caterpillar classes on CCE and Telehandler products. William is a MACS training Instructor and is currently working through the Caterpillar Instructor Accreditation Program (CIAP).


Eric Joss, Service Training Instructor

Eric Joss
Service Training Instructor
303-739-3157
ejoss@wagnerequipment.com

Eric was born in Buffalo, NY and attended college at Erie Community College. After working in the steel industry in western New York, Eric moved to Colorado in 1982. He found work as a mechanic in the trucking industry. After working for several dealerships and private trucking companies, Eric started his career at Wagner Equipment Co. in 1997. Eric worked as a Journeyman technician in the Aurora Component Shop until he was promoted to Assistant Component Shop Manager in 2005.

Eric joined the Wagner Training Institute as the safety instructor for Colorado in February of 2012. He is a certified instructor in CPR, OSHA, Smith System Driving, and MSHA. Eric is also a graduate of the Wagner Catapult Leadership Program, class of 2007 and the Dale Carnegie Effective Communication and Human Relations course.

 

Chrissy Borrowdale, Service Training Instructor

Chrissy BorrowdaleChrissy Borrowdale
Service Training Instructor
505-938-2884
Borrowdale_Chrissy@wagnerequipment.com

Chrissy Borrowdale was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and has stayed in Albuquerque for the last 36 years. She graduated from Del Norte High School moved on to TVI, which is now CNM, and completed her Associates in Liberal Arts. Next, she attended the University of Phoenix where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, her Masters of Management Degree, and then started her Doctorates of Leadership in Management which she is still hoping to work toward.

Chrissy started working when she was 12 years old. Chrissy then accepted a job with Tricore Reference Laboratories as the Department Trainer, dabbled in the Forensic field for a while and received her certifications as a Private Investigator. Before coming to Wagner Equipment she worked for Homeland Security as a Master Security Training Instructor (MSTI). Chrissy is now part of our Service Training Instructor group here at Wagner in Albuquerque.

Chrissy is a huge dog lover and currently owns 2 pugs named Buddy and Max. One of Chrissy’s favorite and most memorable moments in life was when she met Reba McEntire the Country Singer and then returned to her seat and proceeded to pass out. Last but not least, Chrissy is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers!

John Bronisz, Service Training Instructor

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John Bronisz
Service Training Instructor
505-938-2849
Bronisz_John@wagnerequipment.com

John Bronisz is a life-long New Mexican. He was born and raised in Los Alamos. After graduating High School, he moved to Albuquerque to attend Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute (TVI), now Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), to study Automotive Technology. After completion of the program, he worked for a number of years as an Automotive Technician in independent repair shops and new car dealerships, earning ASE Master Automotive Technician certification and a number of manufacturer certifications along the way.

John later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Mexico after which he worked for six years as an Investigator for the State of New Mexico. In 1998, he had the opportunity to “return to his roots” at TVI/CNM where he taught in the automotive program for several years and served in several management roles. During this time, he also earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology from UNM.

John became acquainted with Wagner Equipment Company’s apprenticeship program, including teaching an electrical course to Wagner apprentices and coordinating class schedules with Wagner staff. Over the years of interaction, John developed a high regard for Wagner Equipment Company‘s dedication to training and commitment to its employees, customers and the community. Following his retirement from CNM, John joined the WTI staff in October of 2016.

When not at work, John enjoys mountain biking and spending time with family.