Las Vegas — Following the unexpected passing of Michael Coronado, founder and CEO of Las Vegas based WestCor Companies, on Friday, December 9, of last year, the company’s board of directors has announced the newly re-organized management team who will guide the organization through its next growth phase.
Kevin Booth, who has been with the company since 1994, serving 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 has been promoted to secretary/treasurer and chief financial officer.
“When we evaluated what the company’s operational and administrative needs are, we didn’t need to look very far to find the talent that would carry on the tradition of excellence that WestCor was founded on,” said Jim Hammer, original company partner and current member of the WestCor board of directors. “These two professionals have decades of combined experience leading and nurturing our company’s growth during good times and through 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 company into multiple divisions including framing, concrete, and masonry to meet the growth demands of the Southwest. Over the past 40 years, the company invested in and constructed numerous successful projects, ranging from single family and multi-family housing units and custom homes to large commercial and industrial projects.
“Michael was the driving force behind WestCor and dozens of companies over the past 30 plus years, but much more than that, he was a great friend and mentor to us all,” said WestCor’s CEO, Kevin Booth. “He built a company culture based on quality, integrity and safety, and he was committed and engaged with clients, employees and the community at large. All of us on the management team are dedicated to preserving that legacy.”