CITC Incoming President
CITC Past President
Started as a laborer
Title: General Manager Field Operations
Company: MTech Mechanical 2002-Present
CITC Involvement: 2003-Present
Pipefitter Instructor- 2003-2006
Trade Council – 2006-2016
Advisory Committee- 2013-Present
Board of Directors-2010-Present
I started in the construction industries in 1988 as a parts driver and laborer for a summer job between college semesters. After graduating college in 1989 with an associate’s degree I struggled to find employment within my field of study so decided to temporarily go back to work for the mechanical contractor I was previously employed with. After a couple of years of trying to find employment in my field I continued to work for this mechanical contractor as an apprentice sheet metal installer.
After these couple years I was really enjoying what I was doing in construction and decided then that this was something I was going to commit to for a career. The first four years I worked for two small service oriented companies as a sheet metal installer. While working for these companies I always had an eye on the pipefitters and had an admiration for what they did.
In 1992 I went to work for Robinson Mechanical/Encompass Mechanical as a pipefitter apprentice. Even though at that time I was finished my sheet metal apprenticeship I was still very interested in the piping trades. I was OK with kind of starting over because I was still young and felt the more I knew the more valuable I would be for a company. I worked for Robinson for right around 10 years completing the pipefitter apprenticeship program in 1995. After that I worked for them as a journeyman fitter for several years and then as a field manager.
Currently I’m employed with MTech Mechanical. MTech started in 2002 and I was the first pipefitter hired, duties included everything from apprentice’s tasks to managing a couple of our first projects. After MTech became established I was moved in to the pipefitting superintendent role and in 2013 I was promoted into my current role. I still maintain most of my duties as the piping superintendent I’m just now more engaged with our sheet metal and plumbing groups.
The Gallegos Corporation
The Gallegos Corporation
Regional President: July 2014 to Present
• President, Denver: September 2009 to July 2014
• Vice President, Plaster: June 2007 to September 2009
• Senior Project Manager: January 2004 to June 2007
Phase 2 Company
216 Hemlock Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524-1175
• Project Manager/Estimator: August 2001 to January 2004
• Field Superintendent: August 1996 to August 2001
• Foreman: January 1992 to August 1996
25 years of field construction experience in Masonry, plaster applications, steel stud and drywall, painting, and trim carpentry as a field foreman and superintendent. 10 years experience in estimating, project management, and senior management positions.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Master of Arts, English: Literary Theory
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Bachelors Degree, English
Creighton Preparatory School
7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, NE 68114-1878
Member, Voting Committee, ASTM C11 Group
Board of Directors, Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado, 2014 to present
Board of Directors, AWCI Colorado, 2015 to Present
Mike Krickbaum, LEED AP, DBIA
Years in the Industry – 20
Career Path – I started out as an Apprentice Electrician in Southeastern North Dakota. I obtained my Associates Degree from North Dakota State College of Science and moved to Denver right after college. Since then I have held various positions through the Electrical Industry and have been a part of numerous great projects in the Colorado area.
As a strong believer in educating our future leaders, he is excited to be joining the Construction Industry Training Council board of directors at a time that is both challenging and exciting for our industry. He is looking forward to being a part of this dynamic group for years to come.
Rogers and Sons