Our Team

Richard Lofgren President and Owner

Rick has devoted his life to fine tuning his expertise of business practices in the atmospheric gas distribution business. Since his early teenage years, he has read voraciously and learned every new idea and concept with an intensive focus on putting these ideas into practice. As our President, Rick exudes a quiet but formidable leadership style. He mentors his people to serve the customer, challenging the company to strive for greatness.

Wyoming

Dennis Alm

Dennis Alm Casper Store Manager

Born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, Dennis returned to his hometown, working at RMA's Casper branch after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Wyoming. Dennis' strength lies in the strategic thought process he dedicates to solving a variety of customer challenges.

John Lewis

John Lewis Rock Springs Branch Manager

Gosh, what to say about John? A Rock Springs native, John joined RMA in 1988. He uses his knowledge and experience in the atmospheric gas distribution and supplies business to greatly benefit the customers at the Rock Springs store. He demonstrates his dedication to his customers and his team every day.

Tony Ortiz

Tony Ortiz Branch Manager - Laramie and Cheyenne

Tony joined the RMA Denver branch in 2007 with a degree in Finance. In 2009, he began managing the Laramie branch, and his work and drive earned him the Cheyenne branch in 2014. He works diligently to grow his branches into the best atmospheric gas distribution centers his area has ever seen.

Utah

Clark Hanson

Clark Hanson Area Manager - Ogden and Pocatello

Clark thrives on building positive and lasting relationships with his customers, characterized by the respect, courtesy, and integrity that drives him in everything he does. With 30 years of industry experience at RMA, he demonstrates an unfailing dedication to his customers, his team, and his company.

Zack Milgrom

Zack Milgrom Universal Cylinder Services Branch Manager

Zack grew up in the cylinder repair industry. His experiences supported him when he opened a successful fire protection company in 2003. In 2015, Zack sold his company in order to work with RMA and grow our capabilities. Zack and his team dedicate an attitude of uncompromising integrity while serving their customers.

Dustan Barker

Dustan Barker Acetylene Plant Manager

Using a hands-on approach Dustan has always worked alongside his employees. The highly volatile environment of the Acetylene plant is subsequently as safe as possible, an environment where his people learn and grow. He has established his plant's reputation as one of the best run Acetylene plants in this industry.

Josh Burnham

Josh Burnham Salt Lake City High Pressure Plant Manager

When Josh joined RMA in 2015, he transformed the RMA Salt Lake City High Pressure Plant into an effective and positive work environment. He also dove into managing the extensive upgrade of the high pressure plant into a state-of-the-art mechanized environment, allowing RMA to provide product faster, better, and differently.

Kyle Meier

Kyle Meier Salt Lake City Branch Manager

Kyle Meier joined RMA in 2000. Quickly learning the Customer Service and Outside Sales roles, Kyle demonstrated a voracious interest in knowing more about our customers, their businesses and processes. As the Salt Lake City manager, he focuses on developing solutions for customer business needs.

Todd Rees

Todd Rees Orem Store Manager

Todd uses his Utah State University degree in Welding Engineering Technology to supply the best gases and tools to aid his customers with their various welding processes. Todd cuts to the chase in conversations and meets the needs of his customers with very little fanfare. He sets a high standard for his team every day.

Aaron Keller

Aaron Keller Price Branch Manager

Aaron's easy going exuberance about the RMA business is infectious. As the Manager of the Price branch, he has spent years developing his experience and knowledge. Aaron is a person who takes relationships seriously - he dedicates himself to all people.

Sales

Daryn Smith

Daryn Smith Orem Sales

Daryn joined RMA in 1988, soon after finishing his degree at Brigham Young University. His long tenure with the company developed his understanding and competence with atmospheric gases of all kinds, bulk distribution systems, and industrial welding systems. Today, he focuses on helping customers with their manufacturing and production fabrication needs.

Garett Edde

Garett Edde Abrasive and Cutting Process Specialist

Garett joined RMA in 2015 as our in-house Abrasive and Cutting Process Specialist. He works to find new products and processes that increase efficiency, decrease cost, and provide a safer work environment for our customers. Through consistent testing, he looks for specific applications, providing our customers with detailed information about how products affect the bottom-line.

Robert Newsome

Robert Newsome Filler Metals and Welding Process Sales Specialist

When Bob joined RMA in 2013, he brought 35 years of industry experience. He provides customers with technical expertise on Welding Processes, Filler Metals selection, Welding Gas selection and related equipment. By assisting customers in finding the best methods to use the latest technologies, he focuses on streamlining customer processes to reduce labor and material cost.

Brady Petersen

Brady Petersen Ogden Sales

Brady Joined RMA in 2014 after finishing his Master’s degree in Public Administration. He specializes in the Cryo industries, and also brings expertise in the industrial, scientific, medical, and manufacturing industries. With his hunger to learn and solve customer challenges, Brady brings our Ogden team energy and the ability to adapt and overcome any and all obstacles. Together, they deliver the flawless dependability that defines Rocky Mountain Air Solutions.

Nebraska

Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt Scottsbluff Branch Manager

Mark Schmidt has done it all. He joined RMA in 1988 as a driver. He worked his way through all the service roles, gaining impressive expertise in our products and a thorough understanding of customer processes. As the Scottsbluff Manager, Mark personifies what relationships and business are all about.

Idaho

Clark Hanson

Clark Hanson Area Manager - Ogden and Pocatello

Clark thrives on building positive and lasting relationships with his customers, characterized by the respect, courtesy, and integrity that drives him in everything he does. With 30 years of industry experience at RMA, he demonstrates an unfailing dedication to his customers, his team, and his company.

Colorado

Richard DeGeus

Richard DeGeus Branch Manager - Grand Junction and Craig

Richard DeGeus joined RMA in 2010 after completing his degree in business administration and marketing. He promptly gained an in-depth education in gas distribution systems, what it means to streamline fabrication shops and analytical laboratories, and an insider's knowledge of a variety of welding processes. He ensures each customer has exactly what they need when they need it.

Brian Dillon

Brian Dillon Area Manager - Sterling and Greeley

When Brian joined RMA in 2009, he demonstrated an unshakable dedication to his customers. As an Area Manager, he uses his business undergraduate and wholesale distribution degrees to teach his team to serve customers through an impressive degree of knowledge and experience.

Chris Olson

Chris Olson Greeley Branch Manager

Chris joined RMA in 2012 with a degree in Business Management. He quickly stepped into management, his hard work and dedication highlighting his competence. Having developed many close professional relationships with customers, he has grown his branch into new industries and opportunities.

Erik Oerke

Erik Oerke Denver High Pressure Plant Manager

Erik joined RMA as an intern during 2011 and proceeded to work his way through a variety of roles during school breaks while completing his degree in business. As our Denver Production Manager, he dedicates both his team and himself to crafting the safest, best, and most timely product for our customers.

Paul Evans

Paul Evans Area Manager - Denver and Colorado Springs

Paul began his career at RMA in 2003, demonstrating an innate understanding that we, employees and customers alike, create this business together. He is a service oriented professional, does things right the first time, and believes that integrity is our priority. A consummate craftsman, he makes us faster, better, and different.

Administration

Richard Lofgren

Richard Lofgren President and Owner

Rick has devoted his life to fine tuning his expertise of business practices in the atmospheric gas distribution business. Since his early teenage years, he has read voraciously and learned every new idea and concept with an intensive focus on putting these ideas into practice. As our President, Rick exudes a quiet but formidable leadership style. He mentors his people to serve the customer, challenging the company to strive for greatness.

Kathy Lofgren

Kathy Lofgren Owner

Earning our place at the table requires asking questions, diligent work, and dedication to the company vision. As one of RMA’s owners, Kathy works with employees to define and establish their place in driving the company forward. She brings to the leadership team both an MBA and a unique perspective that business is also about the care and dedication we show our customers.

Teresa Shaffer

Teresa Shaffer Controller

With more than 28 years of accounting and finance experience, Teresa joined RMA in 2016. Her dual degrees in Business Administration and Accounting coupled with her extensive experience provide her with a unique skillset. Her tenacity means she keeps working until the numbers are undoubtedly correct.

Travis Hubbard

Travis Hubbard Credit, Collections and Operational Auditing Manager

Passionate about small businesses and their agility, Travis joined RMA in 2012. He brought more than 10 years of experience working a variety of roles in business. His dual degrees in English and Accounting, coupled with his experience, allow Travis to combine a creative thought process with a business mindset.

Ginny Keeney

Ginny Keeney Accounts Receivable Specialist/Executive Support and Staff Development Coordinator

When she joined RMA in 2014 Ginny brought more than 25 years of management and accounting experience. Her breadth of knowledge has allowed her to wear many hats, initially as the Accounts Receivable Specialist before adding on the responsibilities of the Executive Support and Staff Development Coordinator.

Denie Ronnekamp

Denie Ronnekamp Processes Manager

Denie began working at RMA in 1998, bringing with her years of experience and the support of her MBA education. She uses her ability to learn, plan, and support others to document how RMA operates. Denie has been involved in all aspects of the company's operations, and she devotes herself to giving employees the tools they need to be successful.

Kenneth Moles

Kenneth Moles Accounts Payable Specialist

When Kenneth joined RMA in 2011 as our Accounts Payable Specialist, he brought a degree in Accounting and 18 years of experience in a variety of accounting positions. He uses his impressive savant-like memory to maintain our vendor relationships with experienced professionalism and impressive accuracy.

Patty Torres

Patty Torres Office and Auditing and Compliance Manager

Patty began her career at RMA in 2004 as the Accounts Receivable Specialist. Immediately, she overhauled every process in the AR and AP departments, creating greater efficiency and accuracy for the customer. Today, she uses her role as Office/Auditing and Compliance Manager to continue to support the customer.

Erin Conner

Erin Conner Corporate Image Developer

It is a universally acknowledged truth that you will usually find Erin with her nose buried in her latest book. A graduate of Colorado College, she focuses on translating core business concepts into our daily dialogue, conversing with the company about how we look at our business culture and how that translates into our daily work.

Jess Kershner

Jess Kershner Contract Manager

A graduate of Lewis and Clark College School of Law, Jess Kershner brings over twelve years of experience. Jess believes we should prioritize transparency and customer satisfaction. In his role, Jess thinks through customer challenges thoroughly, pursuing the solution that is the most fair for our partners.

Barron Robbins

Barron Robbins Purchasing Manager

Barron Robbins brings a wealth of experience as our Purchasing Manager. He began his career with us in our warehouse before leaving to work for Conoco/Philips in 1998. While there, he ran the lay down yard for two of their plants before assuming the Purchasing Manager position. When the refinery was sold to Suncor, he moved on to Supply Chain Integration. He returned to Rocky Mountain Air Solutions in 2016, to focus on ensuring our customers have their products when they need it.