The Leadership Team

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Travis Winsor

Chief Executive Officer
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Travis Winsor

Travis Winsor is responsible for the growth, development, and profitability of all Raymond operations. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn both his M.B.A. and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University. After passing the California State Bar, he practiced civil litigation for five years thereafter. Travis brought his education and experience to Raymond in January of 1997 when he began working as an Estimator and Project Manager. Travis now leads Raymond as one of the West Coast’s top drywall, framing, and specialty-themed finish subcontractors.

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David Shedd

Chief Operating Officer
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David Shedd

David Shedd is responsible for overseeing all estimating, sales, project management, and engineering activities across The Raymond Group companies. David has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has vast experience in the construction, building materials manufacturing, and industrial distribution industries, and holds considerable expertise in lean production, business development, marketing, and strategic planning. He has had opportunities as a paid public speaker and has published two books on business management.

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Tom O’Brien

Chief Financial Officer
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Tom O’Brien

Tom O’Brien is responsible for providing overall direction for the financial and administrative operations of all Raymond companies and affiliates. Tom began with The Raymond Group in May of 1994 and has accumulated over 30 years of construction experience working with developers, general contractors, and subcontractors.

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Michael Potter

Executive Vice President, Engineering
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Michael Potter

Michael Potter joined Raymond in 1999 with more than 13 years of construction experience. He began as an Estimator/Project Manager in our Southern California office and, in 2008, was tapped to lead Raymond’s San Diego team as Vice President and Area Manager. Michael now oversees Raymond’s engineering department, helping to ensure fluidity between the operations and engineering activities, ultimately bringing value to Raymond’s customers.

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Edward Hanley

Director of Safety
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Edward Hanley

Ed Hanley is the Director of Safety for The Raymond Group, responsible for developing and implementing all elements of Raymond’s Safety Program, so as to maintain a safe and healthy work environment in both field and office operations. Ed has over 25 years of experience in the industry, overseeing safety operations.

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Jan Jensen, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources
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Jan Jensen, SHRM-SCP

Jan Jensen brings over 20 years of diverse experience in human resources to The Raymond Group. Skilled in coaching, compensation and benefits, training, payroll, and employee relations, Jan provides direction to all aspects of Raymond’s human resource functions, responsible for maintaining and improving Raymond’s administrative processes associated with benefits, legal compliance, and union relations.

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Jeffrey J. Shriver

Vice President & Area Manager
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Jeffrey J. Shriver

Jeffrey Shriver is the Vice President & Area Manager of Raymond’s Southern California office, overseeing all aspects of project management, estimating, and field operations. Jeff is one of Raymond’s longest tenured employees, beginning at Raymond in March of 1985 as a Project Manager and Estimator. He gained experience in both major and special projects and was promoted to Director of Project Management in 2003.

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Steven Schoner

Chief Estimator
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Steven Schoner

As Chief Estimator of Raymond-Southern California, Inc., Steve has the overall responsibility for the creation of budgets and estimates by the region’s estimating department. Steve uses his 40+ years in the construction industry and advanced knowledge of construction methods to coordinate resources and establish estimating standards and best practices.

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Mike Smith

Business Development Manager
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Mike Smith

As Director of Business Development for Raymond’s Southern California region, Mike is responsible for establishing and maintaining client relationships, as well as introducing Raymond into new market sectors. Mike uses over 35 years of personal experience in construction management to provide knowledgeable insight to Raymond customers.

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Bryan Newport

Director of Project Management
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Bryan Newport

As Director of Project Management for Raymond’s Southern California region, Bryan is responsible for regulating the efficiency of work flow and production within the operations department. Bryan began his career with Raymond in 1998. He works closely with the region’s area manager to ensure organizational cohesiveness.

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David Holthaus

Director of Project Management
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David Holthaus

David Holthaus supervises the project management operations in Raymond’s Southern California region. David is accountable for the health and performance of existing projects and responsible for balancing the department’s resources to meet operational demands.

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Eric Westlund

General Superintendent
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Eric Westlund

Eric Westlund is the General Superintendent for Raymond’s Southern California region. Eric is responsible for coordinating the work efforts of all field operations, while also providing the necessary leadership to maintain Raymond’s high value of quality and pride of workmanship in the field. Since 1992, Eric has lead Raymond in positions such as General Foreman and Project Superintendent.

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Forrest Shaffer

Vice President & Area Manager
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Forrest Shaffer

Forrest Shaffer, Vice President & Area Manager, is responsible for the growth, development, and profitability of Raymond’s San Diego operations. Forrest came to Raymond in January of 2005 as a Project Manager. Displaying Raymond’s core values and work ethic, he was quickly promoted to Director of Project Management in 2006.

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Jeffrey Lacourciere

Chief Estimator
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Jeffrey Lacourciere

Jeff Lacourciere has over 22 years of experience in the construction industry, of which 17+ years are in estimating. Jeff’s excellent estimating ability combined with his detailed knowledge of construction and construction contracts help him lead San Diego’s estimating department and drive sales success for the San Diego division.

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Ken Jensma

General Superintendent
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Ken Jensma

Ken Jensma is the General Superintendent for Raymond’s San Diego region, serving as liaison between the field, office, general contractor, architect, and owner. Utilizing over 25 years of construction experience, Ken oversees all aspects of project production. Prior to assuming his current position in 2010, Ken served as Area Superintendent for Raymond for 14 years.

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Ray Gilbert

Vice President & Area Manager
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Ray Gilbert

Ray Gilbert is Vice President/Area Manager of Raymond’s Northern California region; responsible for overseeing operations and business relationships with clients in the area. Ray began with Raymond in 2005 as a Project Engineer and quickly moved up to the Project Manager/Estimator position. In 2013, Ray took the responsibility of Director of Project Management for Raymond’s Southern California operations, showcasing a strong ability to lead and think strategically.

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Jim Ryberg

Chief Estimator
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Jim Ryberg

Jim is responsible for controlling, and providing direction for, all of Raymond’s estimating capabilities and estimating activities in Northern California. Jim started with Raymond in 2012 as a project manager, and prior to taking his role as Chief Estimator, managed Raymond’s Northern California Special Projects division for four years.

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Chris Skillman

General Superintendent
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Chris Skillman

Chris Skillman leads Raymond’s Northern California field operations, overseeing the work efforts of all projects. Chris brings over 35 years of construction experience to the General Superintendent position, where he has held various leadership positions such as Project Foremen and Superintendent, as well as Estimator and Project Manager.

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Kim Lorch

Vice President & Area Manager
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Kim Lorch

Kim Lorch is the Vice President & Area Manager at George M. Raymond Company. Responsible for the profitability of the Las Vegas region, Kim oversees all estimating, project management, and field operation activities. Kim came to Raymond in November of 1993 with extensive experience in theme and specialty construction. His ability to synthesize design concepts and construction methods into projects keeps Raymond on the cutting edge.

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Mark Yoder

Chief Estimator
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Mark Yoder

Mark Yoder is the Chief Estimator for George M. Raymond Co., coordinating the total estimating effort for the Las Vegas region, as well as out of state prospects. Mark has spent his entire career with Raymond, beginning in 1998 as an estimator. Mark’s knowledge of conceptual estimating, product lines, as well as theme components has kept Raymond at the forefront of the Las Vegas market, and beyond.

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Alex Movel

Project Director
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Alex Movel

Alex Movel brings over 30 years in the construction industry to his current position as Project Director. From working in the field as a Carpenter Foreman and Superintendent to overseeing projects as a Project Manager and Estimator, Alex’s broad experience helps him lead project teams in the Las Vegas region to successful project turnovers, assuring the utmost efficiency.

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Ron Deis

Project Director
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Ron Deis

Ron Deis is a Project Director for Raymond’s Las Vegas region, responsible for supervising projects in the area and regulating the efficiency of work flow and production within the Operations department. Ron began his career with Raymond in 1991.

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Scott Ross

Director of Prefabrication
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Scott Ross

Scott Ross overseas all aspects of Raymond’s prefabrication operations, managing the drawing process, shop production, and coordination with field installation. Scott brings 20 years of experience in the industry to his position, having worked as a carpenter, draftsman, and project manager.

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Sean Michel

General Superintendent
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Sean Michel

Sean Michel is the General Superintendent at George M. Raymond Company. Sean has been with Raymond since 1994, showing hard work and dedication through various field positions along the way. Sean now lends his many years of experience to overseeing all construction activities for all projects in the Las Vegas region.

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