Meet Kristy A. Schloss

By:Adam Cohen Issue: Global Trade Section: Advisory Board

President and CEO, Schloss Engineered Equipment

Meet Kristy A Schloss

Contact Kristy A. Schloss

Schloss Engineered Equipment 10555 E Dartmouth Ave. # 230 Aurora, CO 80014

p: 303.695.4500


Kristy Schloss is President and CEO of Schloss Engineered Equipment, Inc., a 111-year old, Colorado-based environmental equipment design and manufacturing firm. It is the only woman engineer owned manufacturing firm in its industry in the U.S., and serves national and international clients due to its reputation for quality water, wastewater, hazardous waste, and bulk-material handling equipment. Schloss Engineered Equipment received an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Exporter of the Year Award from the Small Business Administration and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. Her textbook, Keys to Engineering Success, is in publication by Pearson/Prentice Hall.

An engineer, author and environmentalist, small business, international business and education advocate, Ms. Schloss participates in many community activities. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Ms. Schloss is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers, and a member of the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and National Small Business United. She is a dedicated mentor to several students from numerous engineering schools across the U.S.

Nationally, Ms. Schloss serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch (by appointment of the Board of Governors), Chairs the U.S. Department of Commerce Rocky Mountain District Export Council and serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee, (both by appointments of the Secretary of Commerce) as well as the National District Export Council Steering Committee. She serves as a Trustee for the Midwest Research Institute.

Ms. Schloss received the National Entrepreneur Award from the Society of Women Engineers, the General Palmer Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies - Colorado, the Colorado Engineering Council’s Honor Award, and the University of Colorado – Boulder Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. She was inducted to the SBA “Wall of Fame”, received the Technology Driven Woman of the Year Award from News 4, Subaru and the Women’s Foundation, and the Jean Yancey Outstanding Woman in Business Award from the National Association for Women Business Owners and the Denver Business Journal. She was named a Woman of Distinction by the Mile Hi Girl Scout Council and was the recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s Entrepreneur Award, the Colorado Women’s Leadership Coalition’s Woman Leader of Excellence Award, and the National Woman of Worth Award. A graduate of Leadership Denver, Ms. Schloss serves on several local boards including the World Trade Center – Denver. At the University of Colorado, she serves on the Engineering Advisory Council and Executive Committee.

Ms. Schloss formerly served on the National Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration (by appointment of the SBA Administrator), and received gubernatorial appointment and senate confirmation to serve on the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education System. She was also appointed to the Colorado Statehouse Conference on Small Business and the Disparity Resolution Task Force. She was elected Co-Chair of the Colorado Delegation to the White House Conference on Small Business and was also elected Region VIII White House Conference Implementation Co-Chair. Ms. Schloss is listed in Who’s Who Worldwide, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in Denver Business.