Nov 03, 2020
Owen S. Jones
Colorado Careers

Owen was born in England. He completed a 7 year Engineering Apprenticeship with Rolls Royce in England emerging with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He joined Parker Pen UK as a Production Engineer and after a few years he was managing the engineering group with postgraduate degrees in Business and Management.

In ’83 he was moved to Wisconsin with his family for a one-year temporary assignment to help revive the main Parker plant. The assignment became permanent as he was asked to run the plant.

Later he assumed the responsibility for North American Operations. He became American Citizen in ’89 He was part of the management buyout of Parker which ended after 7 years with the sale of the company to Gillette in the mid 90s.

Owen was born in England. He completed a 7 year Engineering Apprenticeship with Rolls Royce in

England emerging with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He joined Parker Pen UK as a Production Engineer and after a few years he was managing the engineering group with postgraduate degrees in Business and Management.

In ’83 he was moved to Wisconsin with his family for a one-year temporary assignment to help revive the main Parker plant. The assignment became permanent as he was asked to run the plant.

Later he assumed the responsibility for North American Operations. He became American Citizen in ’89 He was part of the management buyout of Parker which ended after 7 years with the sale of the company to Gillette in the mid 90s.

Executive clients at TurningPoint wanted help with new careers and  that led to partnering with Colorado Careers. In 2004 Owen bought the  assets and decided to revive and rebuild the company with its unique  approach to careers and its Colorado market niche’.  

The TurningPoint retreat was sold in 2005 and by then Owen and his  wife Jeanie were operating Colorado Careers with a book of 50 clients  and offices across the Front Range.  

Owen has always had a taste for adventure, both in his career and his  private life. In England he was a long distance Kayak racer and an avid  dingy racer both giving way to ocean sailing windsurfers. He started  mountain biking and salmon fishing in Wisconsin moving on to  marathoning in Colorado and Utah. He took up off-road expeditioning  in 2005 after just one backcountry trip in a Rover Defender. He now  also guides leadership training expeditions with his partnership with  High Trail Expeditions.