Las Vegas – Following the unexpected passing of Michael Coronado, founder and CEO of Las Vegas-based WestCor Companies, on Friday, December 9 last year, the company’s board of directors announced the new, reorganized management team that will will guide the organization into its next phase of growth.
Kevin Booth, who has been with the company since 1994 as Secretary/Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, will now serve as the new President and CEO.
Julie Barraza, the current controller, has been with the company for 17 years and was promoted to secretary/treasurer and chief financial officer.
“When we assessed the operational and administrative needs of the business, we didn’t have to look far to find the talent that would carry on the tradition of excellence on which WestCor was founded,” said Jim Hammer, original partner in the business and current member of WestCor’s Board of Directors. “These two professionals have decades of combined experience leading and sustaining the growth of our business through good times and economic downturns. We won’t miss a beat.
Michael Coronado founded WestCor Construction in 1989, responding to the residential boom in the Las Vegas area. He applied his vision and extensive construction experience to expand the business into multiple divisions, including structural, concrete and masonry, to meet the growing demands of the Southwest. Over the past 40 years, the company has invested in and built many successful projects, ranging from single and multi-family housing units and custom homes to large commercial and industrial projects.
“Michael has been the driving force behind WestCor and dozens of companies over the past 30 years, but more than that, he has been a great friend and mentor to all of us,” said WestCor CEO Kevin booth. “He built a corporate culture based on quality, integrity and safety, and he was committed and engaged with customers, employees and the community at large. All members of the management team dedicated to preserving this heritage.