Daniel A. Rykhus
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rykhus became the company's President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He joined Raven in 1990 as an intern while earning his MBA from Colorado State University. Rykhus served as General Manager of the Applied Technology Division from 1998 through 2009, and additionally as Executive Vice President from 2004 through 2010.
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Mr. Brazones was named Raven’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in December 2014. In his role, he leads Raven’s Finance, Accounting, and IT organizations. Brazones earned a BSBA in Economics from the USD School of Business and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to joining Raven, Brazones held a variety of positions with H.B. Fuller Company. Most recently, he served as H.B. Fuller’s Americas Finance Director; formerly, he served as the Assistant Treasurer and the Director of Investor Relations. Prior to his tenure with H.B. Fuller, Brazones held various roles at Northwestern Growth.
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Freesemann started at Raven in 2008 and served in several human resources roles, including Human Resources Manager and Director, before becoming Vice President of Human Resources in 2019. During her tenure at Raven, Freesemann has led human resources efforts for due diligence and integrations for key acquisitions, developed and executed a new performance management strategy, and implemented staffing strategies and programs to identify talent for all levels within the company.
Division Vice President – Applied Technology
Mr. Meyer was named Vice President and General Manager for the Applied Technology Division in May 2015. He started at Raven in 2010 as Chief Information Officer and Head of Facilities. Before joining Raven, Meyer spent 13 years as an operations and information technology executive for the health insurance industry and 12 years as a VP of Systems Development in the property casualty insurance industry.
Division Vice President – Engineered Films
Division Vice President – Raven Aerostar
Director of Organizational Culture & Corporate Communications
Vice President & General Counsel
Director of Corporate Development