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May 08, 2011
Successful Glacier Pays it Forward
Small-business corner: Successful Glacier pays
by Adrian Madrigal \ Special to the Times
Posted: May 08/2011 12:00:00 AM MDT
Bobby Trumbla learned from an early age that
life is "an uphill path" that must be traveled
with diligence and determination.
Bobby was born in Grant, Mich., into a family of
humble circumstances. As a young child, he had
to cope with the tragic death of his mother. At
the age of 16, he started working in a
commercial laundry, and at 17 he volunteered for
the U.S. Army. He served for 20 years in
the U.S. Air Defense Artillery. After his
retirement from the Army, Bobby embarked on a
new career as a government contractor. This
endeavor has spanned more than 19 years and
continues today as he serves as the president
and CEO of Glacier Technologies.
Bobby began this phase of his life as a systems
analyst for a small SBA 8(a) defense contractor.
During the years that followed, he was a program
manager (15 years) for several
multimillion-dollar contracts while providing
oversight to a staff of more than 100 personnel.
Bobby's dedication to customer satisfaction and
loyalty to his employer serve as the foundation
for the corporate practices that are the
hallmark of Glacier Technologies today.
Bobby Trumbla is the founder, president and CEO
of Glacier Technologies LLC, an SBA 8(a)
certified Alaska Native Corporation and a
dynamic Small Disadvantaged Business. Since its
inception in 2005, the company has grown
remarkably in both size and revenue.
During the past six years, the number of Glacier
employees has risen from two to more than 400,
including about 100 in the El Paso area.
Similarly, Glacier has experienced an incredible
50 percent increase in its annual gross revenue
to include $15 million in fiscal year 2009 and
$27.9 million in fiscal year 2010. The company's
projected revenue for fiscal year 2011 (based on
existing contracts) is $54 million.
Since 2005, Glacier Technologies has proudly
served many government and industrial
organizations. However, the company's customer
base continues to reside primarily in the
Glacier provides support services to such
government agencies as the Air Force Special
Operations Command, Army Strategic Command, Army
Network Enterprise Technology Command, Army
Information Systems Engineering Command, Air
Force Academy, Air Force Medical Command, U.S.
Department of Energy, the SBA, and the
Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
May 2009, Glacier Technologies signed a year
commitment of official guardianship of the 1st
Armored Division's Special Troops Battalion, new
to Fort Bliss. Glacier's first commitment was to
provide a new videoconferencing unit to be used
by soldiers for video calls with family members.
Also, Glacier put on a Family Day Picnic for
troops and families.
Glacier has committed to a second year of
sponsorship for the 1st Armored Division's
Special Troops Battalion with an additional
focus of supporting the single soldiers'
transition when coming back from Iraq.
Adrian Madrigal is the SBA El Paso public
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