Mr. Rykhus was named President and Chief Executive Officer on August 20, 2010 and had been Executive Vice President of the Company since 2004. He was the General Manager of the Applied Technology Division from 1998 through 2009, growing the division's sales from $15 million to over $100 million. He joined the Company in 1990 as Director of World Class Manufacturing. He serves on the boards of Great Western Bank, the Washington Pavilion and many other non-profit organizations in Sioux Falls, SD. The Board believes that Mr. Rykhus is an appropriate representative of management on the Board given his position as a senior executive officer and his long tenure with the Company. In addition, Mr. Rykhus brings a wealth of industry experience to the Board.
On December 1, 2014, Steven Brazones succeeded Thomas Iacarella as the Company's Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From 2002 to 2014, Brazones held a variety of positions with H.B. Fuller Company. Most recently, he served as the H.B. Fuller's Americas finance director. Previously, 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.
Mr. Meyer was named Vice President and General Manager for the Applied Technology Division in May 2015. Mr. Meyer began at Raven Industries in 2010 as Chief Information Officer. 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.