Brian Imboden graduated May 2017 from Ranken’s Automotive Collision Repair Technology program. While working on his associates degree, Brian worked full time in a body. He is currently an aircraft painter at Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. Brian shared that his Ranken credentials were a great resource when applying for employment with Boeing.
Josh Avello, former Automotive Collision instructor and Ranken alum, tells us “Brian was an example of the quality of student Ranken instructors want. You could tell he was genuinely polite and attentive. He got along well with many, as I would see him laughing with friends, but Brian was also quick to be serious about working. He was reliable and didn’t hesitate when it came time to get the job done in the shop. I recall him being very humble about winning the SkillsUSA competition among his classmates.”
Brian was drawn to SkillsUSA competitions where he medaled multiple times carrying the torch for Ranken. In 2016, Brian placed 1st in the Collision Repair Technology district and state contests. He took 1st place medals in both contests again in 2017. Winning the gold at the state level qualified Brian for the 2016 and 2017 SkillsUSA National Conferences held in Louisville, Kentucky for which he received a $500 complementary stipend for representing Ranken. These are among Brian’s favorite memories of his time spent at Ranken.
Brian explains, “[Boeing] is a wonderful company to be with. They always want to have you expand yourself by going further with the company . . . The people are fun to be around. Working on fighter jets is always cool and fun; seeing the final product flying up in the air is always a sight to see.”