Our Management Team

  1. Tom Novak

    Chief Executive Officer

    • B.S. Construction Engineering

      Iowa State University

    • M.S. Management

      University of New Mexico

    • Joined Klinger in 1981
    • 38 years construction experience.
    • Joined Klinger in 1981
    • LEED Accredited Professional
    • ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification
    • Board Member of Assoc. of Commerce & Industry
    • Member of ABC’s Apprenticeship Trust
    • Graduate of Leadership Albuquerque
    • Past President of Association of Builders & Constructors
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  2. Ray Smith

    President

    • B.S. Construction Engineering

      Iowa State University

    • B.A. Architecture

      Iowa State University

    • Joined Klinger in 1984
    • 36 years construction experience.
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  3. Jim Werkmeister

    Senior Vice President

    • B.S. Construction Management

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • Joined Klinger in 1993
    • 29 years construction experience.
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  4. Shirley Anderson

    Business Development Manager

    • Joined Klinger in 2000
    • 30 years construction experience.
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  5. Adam Leyba

    Vice President

    • Joined Klinger in 1999
    • 26 years construction experience.
  6. Mark Maestas

    Vice President

    • Joined Klinger in 2000
    • 26 years construction experience.
  7. Joel Loes

    Vice President

    • Joined Klinger in 2010
    • 14 years construction experience.
  8. Joe Reed

    Senior Project Manager

    • Joined Klinger in 1997
    • 25 years construction experience.
  9. Jeff Slopek

    Project Manager

    • Joined Klinger in 2018
    • 6 years construction experience.
  10. Jeremy Zak

    Project Manager

    • Joined Klinger in 2021
    • 12 years construction experience.
  11. Daniel Rodriguez

    Project Engineer

    • Joined Klinger in 2019
    • 4 years construction experience.
  12. Byron Gore

    General Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1997
    • 35 years construction experience.
  13. Pete Jacobson

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1990
    • 35 years construction experience.
  14. Eli Gonzalez

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1988
    • 35 years construction experience.
  15. Art Candelaria

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1991
    • 30 years construction experience.
  16. Joe Aguirre

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1997
    • 32 years construction experience.
  17. Rob Ridenour

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1997
    • 28 years construction experience.
  18. Antonio Trujillo

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 2000
    • 26 years construction experience.
  19. Jason Tabbert

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 2003
    • 25 years construction experience.
  20. Larry Gastian

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 2001
    • 25 years construction experience.
  21. Jeff Kardas

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1996
    • 35 years construction experience.
  22. Angel Ramirez

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1999
    • 22 years construction experience.
  23. Lou Henckel

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 1983
    • 38 years construction experience.
  24. Juan Payan

    Superintendent

    • Joined Klinger in 2001
    • 25 years construction experience.
  25. Edgar Garcia

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2007
    • 25 years construction experience.
  26. Daryl Morrill

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 1988
    • 32 years construction experience.
  27. Greg Guillen

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2004
    • 18 years construction experience.
  28. Carlos Gomez

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2004
    • 18 years construction experience.
  29. Matt Schantz

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2010
    • 30 years construction experience.
  30. Mario Marquez

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2003
    • 20 years construction experience.
  31. Juan Hernandez

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2004
    • 25 years construction experience.
  32. Vicente Ramirez

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 1999
    • 24 years construction experience.
  33. Matt Martinez

    General Foreman

    • Joined Klinger in 2007
    • 18 years construction experience.