Byron “Boo” Ragan
Director of Recruiting
24 Years at EXCEL
What is an achievement you are proud of at EXCEL?
Being able to manage the recruiting department for EXCEL
What is your favorite part or project working at EXCEL?
Talking to people on a daily basis
How has EXCEL helped develop your career?
Having good leaders, training, and education
What drew you to EXCEL originally? And how has the company changed?
Meeting Dave when I was with Fluor Daniels, and he asked me to come over and work for EXCEL. At the time EXCEL was just an I&E contractor. Now, we do it all.
What do you like most about EXCEL?
How close we all work together to achieve one goal
What’s the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career?
Do not ever give up on a goal that you set for yourself.
What would you do for a career if you weren’t in your current role?
Work in the Medical field
What are your hopes for our industry?
To keep growing and change our government leaders that will help our industry
Who/what inspired you to pursue the career you have today?
My family and Dave Roberts
What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Criticism is not always a bad thing.
What is the toughest challenge you have had in your career? How did you overcome it?
The day I had to cut one of my team members.
What is something on your bucket list?
I want to see my son graduate from college.
What would your autobiography be called?
The END of Boo Ragan
What is your hidden talent?