Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2024

WINTER 2024┃9 Works News P E O P L E Women of Asphalt Colorado Branch appoint their Board Members for 2024. Faris Machinery Announces New Ownership to Strengthen its Partnership and Expand Opportunities Denver, CO – Faris Machinery announced that it is embarking on its next phase of growth, as Brad Elliott, a trusted and long-time financial advisor to the company, joins its leadership team as a minority owner, overseeing Sales and Finance. Giles Poulson, President of Faris Machinery, commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Brad Elliott to Faris. Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in sales, leadership, corporate finance, and risk management, and his historical insight into our company makes him an ideal leader as we embrace new possibilities together. Our commitment to our customers and suppliers will never waver, and with Brad’s experience and vision, we are confident in our ability to not only maintain but enhance these core aspects of our business. Further, his commitment to living a life of connection and devotion to his wife of 21 years, Colleen, and their two children, Cara and Connor, embody the most valued portions of our company culture.” “I am thrilled to join Faris and contribute to its success and growth,” said Brad. “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Giles and the management team, and I am excited to contribute to their vision of growth for the future. Faris’ commitment to strong relationships, service and quality aligns perfectly with my core values. Together, we will continue to provide industry-leading solutions.” Faris Machinery is a leading provider of specialized heavy equipment for the construction and municipal sectors. With locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction, the company offers a wide range of services, including equipment sales, rentals, parts, service, and training. Its extensive inventory includes equipment for municipal projects, concrete work, asphalt paving, oil and gas operations, environmental projects, and various job sites. Abby Glaser Treasurer Nicki Upright President Sandy Gomke Vice President/Dever Metro Area Shawna Olsen Vice President Southern Colorado Fran Walmer Secretary Tammy Buck and Jo Taylor who were board members since the inception of the Colorado Branch in 2019, stepped down and have accepted Membership Chair and Marketing Chair respectively. All of these positions will be held for a 2 year term. If you would like to learn more about the Women of Asphalt Colorado Branch, go to Here you can sign up for events, volunteer, sponsor, enhance your industry knowledge, make new connections AND be a part of a growing team.