Swanson Rink Welcomes New President Rachel Barrett

After 31 years of dedicated leadership, Gary Orazio, PE, is stepping down as company President of Swanson Rink. He will continue to support the new officer group in his role of Design Principal and Chairman of the Board. Succeeding Gary will be Rachel Barrett, who has been named the new President of Swanson Rink. Ms. Barrett has been with the company for 24 years and previously served as the Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Barrett will work closely with Tim Chiddix, P.E. ATD who will continue in his role as the Executive Vice President of Engineering. Barbara Krucke will maintain her position as Treasurer and Kisa Hanlon has been named the new Corporate Secretary (a position previously held by Ms. Barrett).

Swanson Rink Announces $25,000 Endowed Scholarship

Swanson Rink, a 74-year-old consulting engineering firm based in Denver, Colorado, continues its philanthropic efforts with a $25,000 scholarship donation to the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

This is the third endowment fund to CU Boulder from Swanson Rink.  “Investing in the engineering talent pipeline is critical to the success of our firm and the engineering industry,” said President, Gary Orazio.

“Having an industry partner who understands the importance of developing future engineers and investing in their success aligns with our college value of educating leaders,” said Dean Keith Molenaar, “When we can remove financial stress from our students, we open pathways for them to achieve their potential. I’m grateful to Swanson Rink for their support of our students – both the ones who are here today, as well as the ones who will matriculate for decades to come.”


Based in Denver since 1949, Swanson Rink has grown to become a top consulting firm as ranked by ENR Magazine for both Aviation and Data Center engineering design services.