Raven Industries' executive team works together to implement Raven's purpose, vision, and values throughout the company.
Daniel A. Rykhus
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rykhus became the company's President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He joined Raven in 1990 as Director of World Class Manufacturing, was General Manager of the Applied Technology Division from 1998 through 2009, and served as Executive Vice President from 2004 through 2010.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Iacarella joined Raven in 1991 as Corporate Controller and has been the company's Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since 1998. Prior to joining the company, he held positions with Tonka Corporation and the accounting firm now known as Ernst & Young.
Mark L. West
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. West joined Raven in 1982 as a Project Engineer and has been the President of Aerostar International, Inc. since 1986.
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Matthiesen began at Raven in September 2010 as Director of Administration and brought 18 years of government contracting experience through her work with the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey and the Department of Defense. Prior to joining Raven, Matthiesen was a Human Resource Manager at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Meyer began at Raven 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.
Division Vice President & General Manager – Aerostar Division
Mr. Stroschein was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Aerostar Division in October 2010. He began at Raven in 2008 as International Sales Manager for Applied Technology Division. Before joining Raven, Stroschein spent five years as a bank executive and five years as a Senate aide to a United States Senator.
Division Vice President & General Manager – Applied Technology Division
Mr. Burkhart was named Vice President and General Manager for the Applied Technology Division in February 2010. He started at Raven as Director of Sales in 2008. Prior to joining Raven, Burkhart was a Branch Manager for Johnson Controls.
Division Vice President & General Manager – Engineered Films Division
Mr. Schmidt was appointed Vice President and General Manager for the Engineered Films Division in February 2012. He joined Raven in 1995 in the Applied Technology Division performing leadership roles in manufacturing and engineering. He transitioned to Engineered Films Division in September 2011 as Manufacturing Manager.
Director of Organizational Development
Ms. Schmidtbauer joined Raven in August 2011 as the Corporate Training & Development Manager. Prior to joining Raven, Schmidtbauer was the Vice President of the non-profit organization Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. (DTSF). Previous experience includes 13 years as a contractor with the USGS, last serving as Science Director under the employment of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
General Counsel & Vice President of Corporate Development
Ms. Herseth Sandlin joined Raven in August 2012. Prior to joining Raven, Ms. Herseth Sandlin was a Partner at OFW Law in Washington, D.C. from 2011 - 2012 and served as South Dakota's lone member of the United States House of Representatives from 2004-2011.