Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Beaudin Ganze Announces New Hires

Press Release

Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc.  (BGCE) announced today the recent addition of four new employees. The new additions join BGCE to further contribute to the company’s success in providing engineering and commissioning services across the Western Region.

John A. Van Gulik, LEED® AP: John’s twenty-plus years of experience in business development, marketing and sales of engineering, design and construction services made him a perfect fit for the role of Business Development Manager at BGCE. He holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University and has facilitated business opportunities and sales for firms in a variety of sectors including commercial building design and construction (public & private); healthcare facilities design and construction and recently, renewable energy projects.

Hillary R. Hanson: Hillary holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Emory University and joins the BGCE team after accomplishing marketing, writing and sales success in the wedding industry. Her writing has been published in a variety of local and national publications including The Denver Post and As the company’s new Marketing Coordinator, Hillary produces and edits a variety of published materials, supports the firm with general marketing endeavors and manages BGCE’s social media. She is currently in pursuit of a Web Development Certificate at Red Rocks Community College and is working with BGCE’s marketing team to launch its new website.

Jeremy Dory: Jeremy holds a degree in Computer Information Systems from Red Rocks Community College and joins BGCE with thirteen years of experience as a Systems Administrator. He works with a wide variety of technologies including Windows, Linux and Unix.

Patrick H. Watkins, P.E., FPE, LEED® AP: The Albuquerque office of BGCE was pleased to welcome Patrick a seasoned Mechanical Engineer whose B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, FPE Certification and LEED Certification make him a considerable asset to the growing firm. Patrick has worked on a variety of structures including the Thornburg Campus in Santa Fe, the Andaluz Hotel and the New Mexico Military Institute’s Dow Hall renovation, all of which received LEED Gold Certification and are regarded as some of the most energy-efficient structures in the country. Patrick currently works on a variety of higher education and healthcare facilities for BGCE.

About Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc.

As an industry leader in LEED, commissioning, energy audits, mechanical, electrical, lighting and technology engineering services, BGCE continues to grow with offices in Denver, Fort Collins and Vail, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Jackson, Wyoming.  Sustainable design for reduced operating and maintenance costs is fundamental to the firm’s practice.  Since inception in 1991, BGCE has grown to 50 staff members, of which 25 are Professional Engineers and 75% are LEED Accredited Professionals.  For more information about Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers please visit

Monday, June 10, 2013

Peak 7 Vodka makes award-winning entry into fast-growing micro distillery market

Press Release

Denver, Colo - Peak 7 Vodka today announced its entry into
the thriving Colorado micro-spirits market. The event will be celebrated with an official launch party June 23 at Mile High Distillery in Denver.

The seven-times distilled Peak 7, made at Mile High Distillery, was already recognized as medal-winning vodka at the 2013 Denver International Spirits Contest March 2-3. Twelve prominent spirits professionals judged the double-blind tasting, and Peak 7 Vodka was awarded a bronze for best vodka.

"We are Colorado people who want to make a Vodka that reflects the culture and vibrancy of Denver and the Rocky Mountains," said Peak 7 co-founder Dave
Collier,  "We think Colorado's the best place on Earth you can live, and the best place on earth to make great vodka."

Colorado is already well-known as a leader in the craft-brewing movement, which saw several local brews rise to iconic status in the brewing world.

Colorado's booming craft-spirits industry is following a similar trend, and Peak 7 Vodka, made with Rocky Mountain spring water, is gaining a loyal following in Colorado's micro-movement.

The Vodka, which is crafted with a proprietary blend of corn and wheat to achieve a unique balance of smoothness and taste, is available at select locations throughout the Front Range including Mondo Vino, The Austin's American Grill restaurants, The Moot House, and Enzio's Italian Kitchen.
Peak 7 has partnered with Elysium to distribute Peak 7 to the many fine establishments that are embracing the micro-distillery movement in Colorado.

"All things being equal, there are a lot of people who would rather buy locally-made spirits," Peak 7 co-founder Desi Lopez said. "We're delivering that high-end quality that people have come to expect from some of the major European brands, but we're doing it with vodka made right here in our home

For more about Peak 7 Vodka, visit