By Mark Inboden
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Robert Zarlengo CPA/ABV, CVA, CExP of Zarlengo Raub LLP, UCEC’s accounting firm. Zarlengo Raub has been in business almost 60 years, edging ahead of UCEC just a bit (we celebrate 57 years in business in 2015).
Bob worked with two of the previous UCEC owners (one of whom was my late father-in-law.) I had a lot of respect for the way that Bob and his firm consulted with the business, so when I stepped in to lead UCEC, I was happy to retain Bob to assist in UCEC’s future financial planning.
As a member of the company’s accounting advisory board, Bob has given us sage business guidance that is more visionary in scope rather than reactionary. He’s unique in that he thinks like a business owner. As he has told me before, “I like to look at where UCEC is going, not where they have been.”
Bob and his firm provide all sorts of services for UCEC including real estate management, strategic planning, tax services, government compliance and financial reporting. The firm has about 15 full-time employees with another 15 or so joining temporarily to work the busy tax season. Bob joined the firm in 1972.
We’ll feature more trusted vendors in this space from time to time. Many thanks to Bob for his service and dedication to UCEC.
More Recent UCEC Stories from Our Blog
Our team has combined decades of experience building electrical control panels for clients in Colorado and around the world. And they have a lot to say about UCEC's high level of craftsmanship and dedication to well-made panels offered at a great price. Below, we've compiled some memorable quotes from our Management Team.
UCEC has been featured on CompanyWeek, an online publication dedicated to news about the Rocky Mountain manufacturing economy. CompanyWeek has a unique focus on the "new" manufacturing sector with its progressive emphasis on new tech. This focus aligns well with UCEC's dedication to new technology.
Most of us in the panel business are used to being part of an industry that produces products that are used everywhere but largely unknown to the general public. Just like any specialty niche, we have a lot of industry jargon and product terms that we all know but people outside the industry don’t.
"Shipping is a delicate balancing act with small details that need to be right," says Project Coordinator Paula Zangari.
Some of us love change and others loathe it. But if you’re in the panel business, you’ll see plenty of change over the years. I certainly have.
I have never viewed UCEC as a “one-stop shop." Simply put, we build the best control panels, period.
Hello blog readers! Regular visitors to our blog know we frequently highlight our employees, whether through Employee Spotlights, in Quick Photo Fridays or in our Management Team stories, just to name a few!
Does this Fourth of July find you a little busy, distracted or exhausted? Maybe this is the year you’re just not able to host the family BBQ. Or perhaps 2017 was filled with a job change, a move or health challenges.
“To be quite honest, starting here a year ago felt like coming home,” John says. “I got here, and the slot was waiting for me. I came in, and within a few hours, I was handed my tools and I had a job to start. I felt like I belonged.”
It's our pleasure to regularly give our blog readers a glimpse into our hard-working Management Team here at UCEC. Led by our officers Mark Inboden, President and CEO, and Evan Coulter, VP of Business Operations, the team also is made up of: John Beattie, Operations Manager for Production; Terry Engledow, Technical Support Manager; Zach Fothergill, Operations Support Manager; Garrod Massey, Operations Support Manager; and Paula Zangari, Project Coordinator.