Kirk Dietz
Director of Operations
Kirk Dietz
11 Yrs
with Tundra
Colfax Marathon
Winco - CO-303 - 6 in Can Punch and Bottle Opener
Bottle Opener
Favorite Kitchen Tool Shop Now

A Brief Q&A With Kirk

Nickname: Captain

Chef Status: My cooking abilities are rather limited, but I do enjoy grilling and cooking Mexican food. One of my best Mexican dishes is a spicy batch of green chili. Grilling is a favorite too, because one of the best accessories that comes with it is a nice "cold one."

Kirk Dietz

Favorite Kitchen Tool: A bottle opener next to the grill.

Favorite Recipe: I make a good dish of lasagna.

Who, or What Inspires You? I have always been driven by success. I want to do the best I can at everything I do, whether it is at work or play. I am quality driven and enjoy the pride in knowing that I have done the best I can.

What Are You Afraid Of? I guess the opposite of what inspires me - and that would be failure.

Most People Don't Know This, But I Once... I have a bucket list, and one of the items on it was to run a marathon before I turned 50. Running out of time, I ran the Colfax Marathon last spring and finished at 3:34:22. I missed qualifying for the Boston by 4:22.

My Story: I am a Colorado native. I grew up in Edgewater and now live in Arvada. I am married, and have 3 children and 1 grandchild. I have worked in Operations for approximately 30 years, and enjoy the challenges that come from this occupation. Our long term goal is to retire, and split our time in the Colorado mountains and a coastal region of Florida.

  • Value #1: Have Fun
  • Value #2: Exceed Customer Expectations
  • Value #3: Know Our Product
  • Value #4: Encourage people to grow and empower them to do so
  • Value #5: Express Ourselves
  • Value #6: Use Our Imagination
  • Value #7: Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You
  • Value #8: Stay Balanced and Maintain a Sense of Humor
  • Value #9: Keep Overhead Low
  • Value #10: Share the Gains with Our People, our Customers and the Community
  • Value #11: Work Morally, Ethically and Lawfull
  • Value #12: Pay Attention to Detail
  • Value #13: Have Fun