Director of Technology Solutions
Mr. Kocer was named Director of Technology Solutions in August 2016. Jared began working at Raven in 1994 as an Electrical Engineer in the Applied Technology Division. For the past 15 years he was the Director of Product Development/Engineering Manager for the Applied Technology Division. Jared has been involved in key projects and products including the Raven Innovation Center and leading the development of the Viper, Smartrax, and Hawkeye products. Jared’s primary focus will be on the company’s IP portfolio and the 3-5 year technology roadmaps.
Director of Corporate Development
Mr. Stroschein assumed the role of Director of Corporate Development in November 2015. Stroschein grew up on a farm near Warner SD and is 1999 graduate of South Dakota State University. He began at Raven in 2008 as International Sales Manager for Applied Technology Division and most recently served as the Division Vice President, Aerostar. As Director of Corporate Development, Stroschein’s primary focus is on Mergers & Acquisitions activity for the entire company. Stroschein successfully lead the negotiation and acquisition of Colorado Lining International, Inc. in 2017. Outside of Raven, Stroschein serves on the Sioux Falls Regional Airport Board authority, where he is currently serving as chairman. He also serves on the board of directors of the Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the executive finance committee of the Washington Pavilion.
Vice President & General Counsel
Lee Magnuson was named Vice President & General Counsel at Raven Industries in June 2017. Prior to joining Raven, Magnuson was Managing Partner of the Sioux Falls office of Lindquist & Vennum Law Firm for five years, practicing in the areas of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, real estate and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Lindquist Law Firm, Magnuson practiced law for many years with Lynn Jackson Law Firm in Sioux Falls. Magnuson graduated from the University of South Dakota with a law degree, and a Masters and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).