Matt Mehlbrech Awarded 2023 Colorado ORBIE Award for CIO of the Year

August 03 2023

Colorado CIO’s ORBIE Awards Recognize Excellence in Technology Leadership

Golden, CO — CoorsTek is proud to announce that Vice President of Information Technology Matt Mehlbrech has been named winner of the 2023 Colorado ORBIE® Award for CIO of the Year. The Colorado ORBIE Awards, presented by ColoradoCIO, honor chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

ColoradoCIO recognized technology executives in six key categories – Leadership, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, & Corporate. Mehlbrech was the winner in the Large Enterprise category. The Awards were presented on July 28, 2023 at the Colorado ORBIE Awards event at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

“I am honored to be recognized with this award and inspired by the other winners and finalists,” said Mehlbrech. “This award would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the entire CoorsTek IT organization, who works tirelessly to support CoorsTek’s company objectives on a daily basis.”

Matt Mehlbrech, CoorsTek Chief Information Officer

CoorsTek Chief People and Systems Officer Irma Lockridge commended Mehlbrech for the award and recognized him for the contributions that resulted in the honor.

“All of us at CoorsTek are very proud of Matt and thank him for the positive impact he continues to make,” said Lockridge. “In his six-year tenure with the company, he and his organization have done a tremendous job of modernizing the tools that support our back office, our infrastructure, our security posture and overall enhancement of business intelligence platforms that help us make more informed decisions. Matt has built a strong team of talented individuals that have taken these strategic initiatives to the next level.”

The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 700 technology leaders have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon:

  • Leadership and management effectiveness
  • Business value created by technology innovation
  • Engagement in industry and community endeavors


About CoorsTek:
Founded in 1910, CoorsTek is a leading global manufacturer of technical ceramics. By leveraging expertise in engineering and materials science, CoorsTek provides solutions to complex technical challenges in the semiconductor, medical, automotive, aerospace, and other industries. With over 400 proprietary formulations, vertically integrated systems, and unparalleled process capabilities, CoorsTek partners with its customers to make the world measurably better.


Holly Leiker
Communications Manager, CoorsTek