• Jim Weaver

    Chief Executive Officer / Owner

  • Dave Vanderbeek, MBA

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Jim Butler, CSI

    Chief Sales Officer

  • Kelly Johnson

    Senior Project Accountant

  • Brianna Watkins, SHRM-CP

    Human Resources Generalist

  • Andy Weaver

    Senior Project Manager

  • Joe Haralson

    Safety Consultant

  • Stephen McCann

    Logistics Manager

  • Nathan Britz

    Chief Estimator

  • Alicia King

    Senior Detailer

  • Robert Kraft

    Facilities Operations Manager

  • Tammy Price

    Accounts Payable / Payroll

  • Sara Mauro

    Estimator

  • Ryan Weaver

    Detailer

  • Vahe Shakhkyan

    Fitter

  • Marciano Melendez

    Welder

  • John Pharris

    Parts Processor

  • Jason Binkley

    Lead Fitter

  • Eric Padilla

    Field Manager

  • Valentin Vasquez

    Parts Processor

  • Travis Sutherland

    Parts Processor

  • Ryan Skala

    Fitter

  • Andrew Green

    Detailer

  • Amanda Vizcaino

    Procurement

  • Aaron Schlegel

    Welder

  • Luis Portugal

    Project Manager

  • Russ Churchill

    Estimator

  • Rudy Ybarra

    Logistics

  • Ryan Culp

    Welder

  • Richard Losasso

    Lead Fitter

  • Justin Gagne

    Lead Fitter

  • Andrew Cooper

    Welder

  • Lawrence Trujillo

    Logistics

  • Jacob Campbell

    Welder

  • Grimaldi Zavala Montoya

    Fitter

  • Courtney Neill

    Master Scheduler

  • Brian Fishburn

    Fitter

  • Briton Kitching

    Design Expert

  • Dave Findley

    Estimator

  • Kevin Day II

    Fitter

  • Brandon Adams-Palmer

    Detailer

  • Jonathan Candy

    Welder

  • Greg Martinez

    Logistics

  • Frank Pfeiffer

    Parts Processor

  • Chris Johnson

    Estimator

  • David Parker

    Welder

  • Larry Snoberger

    Fitter

  • Ben Veno

    Welder

  • Brad McDonald

    Logistics

  • Matthew Morrissette

    Project Engineer

Jim Weaver

Chief Executive Officer / Owner

Jim Weaver, the CEO of Cutting Edge Steel, has been involved in Misc. Metals Fabrication since 1997. He started working in steel fabrication as a fabricator, was promoted several times within the first year, and broke out on his own in 1999 and has been an owner ever since. He has experience with various sized Misc. Metals projects up to $6.5 million in steel fabrication. Jim and his team concurrently manage several large projects in different stages of completion while meeting or exceeding expectations for safety, quality, efficiency, and schedule.

Dave Vanderbeek, MBA

Chief Operations Officer

After leaving active duty in the U.S. Army in 2004, Dave began his career in ornamental iron and landscaping on the west coast as a designer and salesman.  Shortly after, he shifted his focus completely into steel construction.  His background includes estimating, project management, business development and organizational development in structural and miscellaneous metals.  Dave has a M.B.A. from Regis University and is focused on organizational performance leadership throughout his studies.  His current focus is on leading CES’ team in implementing a learning organization approach to integrating education through communication and a systems thinking mindset to develop a ‘one system, one team’ culture.

Jim Butler, CSI

Chief Sales Officer

A graduate of “Western Colorado University” and a life-long student of steel product manufacturing and fabrication. Jim had a passion for metalcraft from a young age, growing up in the shop everyday after school. He has held executive roles in both sales and operations for both national and international manufacturing companies, and for several years toured the country educating design professionals on proper design, specification and classification of emergency egress stair systems. Jim served two terms as a board member of the “Rocky Mountain Steel Construction Association”, was a prior committee member of the “National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers – AMP 510” and has been a member of the “Construction Specifications Institute” for over 20 years.

Kelly Johnson

Senior Project Accountant

Brianna Watkins, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Generalist

Brianna has a background in resource management, statistical analysis, and payroll and joined the team at Cutting Edge Steel in 2014. She has maintained several positions within the company from receptionist to office manager and currently takes on an additional role as company culture ambassador. Brianna’s goal is to develop and strengthen human resources functions in a way that will best serve our employees and customers while making a positive impact to the organization. Brianna enjoys serving people within the company as well as in the community. She also serves as a ministry leader for her local Celebrate Recovery youth program, helping teens find freedom from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Andy Weaver

Senior Project Manager

Andy started his career with Cutting Edge Steel as a driver and painter in 2008 and has grown along with the company, currently leading our project team as senior project manager.  He spent time as a parts processor, welder, and purchaser before transitioning to project management in 2012.  Andy has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. His focus has been on improving scheduling and management processes to maximize efficiency and productivity within the company and for our customers.

Joe Haralson

Safety Consultant

Stephen McCann

Logistics Manager

Stephen is an experienced logistics manager with a passion for culture and helps to champion our focus on the diversity of people at CES. Stephen’s daily focus includes 100% on time delivery, preventing shipping quality issues and ensuring his teammates strive to succeed in all they do. Stephen’s hobbies are golfing, camping and spending time with his family. He and his wife spent two years working abroad for the Department of State, in Moscow Russia, completing security installation projects. While abroad Stephen enjoyed traveling to Vienna Austria and Athens Greece.

Nathan Britz

Chief Estimator

Nathan Britz has over 20 years of experience in the steel industry with projects ranging from Chicago to Denver. During his time in the industry he has successfully filled the roles of estimator; sales manager; and project manager on projects in the commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors. At CES, he is focused on accurate and on time estimates that meet CES and customers’ expectations. Nathan holds a B.S. in Political Science from St. Cloud State University. In his free time Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.

Alicia King

Senior Detailer

Alicia is an experienced senior detailer with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. She is skilled in AutoCAD, Tekla Structures, Fabtrol, Advance Steel and her core industry scopes include metal fabrication in structural and miscellaneous steel, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and account management. Alicia has a B.A. with focus in applied management from National American University.

Robert Kraft

Facilities Operations Manager

Robert has over 23 years in the miscellaneous metals industry and is proud to have provided the state of Colorado and 14 other states with our works. Roberts greatest personal accomplishment was fabricating the rail and boardwalk for famous Hanging Lake. Robert notes that he is no relation to the new England Patriots owner as he’s the ultimate Broncos fan! Robert values faith and family and enjoys mountain biking along Colorado’s front range when he’s not at work.

Tammy Price

Accounts Payable / Payroll

Sara Mauro

Estimator

Ryan Weaver

Detailer

Vahe Shakhkyan

Fitter

Marciano Melendez

Welder

John Pharris

Parts Processor

Jason Binkley

Lead Fitter

Eric Padilla

Field Manager

Valentin Vasquez

Parts Processor

Travis Sutherland

Parts Processor

Ryan Skala

Fitter

Andrew Green

Detailer

Amanda Vizcaino

Procurement

Aaron Schlegel

Welder

Luis Portugal

Project Manager

Russ Churchill

Estimator

Rudy Ybarra

Logistics

Ryan Culp

Welder

Richard Losasso

Lead Fitter

Justin Gagne

Lead Fitter

Andrew Cooper

Welder

Lawrence Trujillo

Logistics

Jacob Campbell

Welder

Grimaldi Zavala Montoya

Fitter

Courtney Neill

Master Scheduler

Brian Fishburn

Fitter

Briton Kitching

Design Expert

Briton has over 39 years of construction experience and entered into the fabrication industry in 1984 as a structural draftsman. His wide range of experience includes structural engineering, general contracting, structural fabrication and extensive time at three well known stair fabricators. Briton has been involved in some of the most high-profile projects in the region including DIA’s original construction, Mile High Stadium’s original construction, CSU Stadium’s original construction and upgrades to Folsom Field and most recently the United States Olympic Museum.

Dave Findley

Estimator

Kevin Day II

Fitter

Brandon Adams-Palmer

Detailer

Jonathan Candy

Welder

Greg Martinez

Logistics

Frank Pfeiffer

Parts Processor

Chris Johnson

Estimator

David Parker

Welder

Larry Snoberger

Fitter

Ben Veno

Welder

Brad McDonald

Logistics

Matthew Morrissette

Project Engineer