Our Recruiting Team


Byron "Boo" Ragan

Director of Recruiting

For over 25 years, Byron "Boo" Ragan has been a proud member of the EXCEL team and leader of the recruitment department. He brought ten years of I&E experience with him when he joined the company. In addition to managing projects, Boo was imperative in beginning the QA/QC division for EXCEL's I&E department. In time, Boo was asked to move into a recruiting position where his ability to lead and inspire a team led to him becoming the Director of Recruiting.

Kasie Williams

Operations Manager

Kasie has been an integral part of our team since 2011, starting part-time and rapidly transitioning into various roles that showcase her exceptional talent and dedication. With over seven years of experience as an Executive Assistant and later as an Executive Coordinator, Kasie has exemplified our company's values across the United States. In her most recent role as Operations Manager, Kasie has exhibited a remarkable ability to drive long-term planning that is aligned with our company's goals. She has excelled in fostering team collaboration, identifying and resolving potential issues to enhance efficiency and revenue, and optimizing departmental budgets to support our recruiting needs.


Cody St. Arnaud

Training and Workforce Development Manager

Cody has worked with EXCEL for almost eleven years, starting as a lead construction electrician in the field in 2013. During his time as a lead, he demonstrated notable leadership skills, which allowed him to move through the ranks to his current role as Training and Workforce Development Manager. Cody specializes in craft training and is responsible for educating our employees in NFPA 70E, NCCER testing, and leadership developmental skills. Cody hopes to always be a powerful force in the workplace and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.


Prairieville, LA

Amanda Cedotal

I&E Recruiter

Service Area: Louisiana

Recruiting Specialty: Instrument & Electrical

Amanda brings her 15+ years of industry talent in connecting with others and guiding EXCEL candidates. It brings Amanda joy to know that she helps people find the right job that suits their qualifications. "I quickly learned that every employee here, no matter the job, is part of the EXCEL family," shares Amanda.

Kasye Bailey

Mechanical Recruiter

Service Area: Louisiana

Recruiting Specialty: Mechanical

Kasye Bailey has been a recruiter for over six years in various specialties, including heavy civil, industrial, mechanical, and even automotive. She enjoys meeting new faces and helping them connect to the work they love. She finds this work rewarding because she values the uniqueness of candidates and employees she encounters in the industry.

Jaci Lavigne

Jr. Maintenance Recruiter

Service Area: Louisiana

Recruiting Specialty: Maintenance

Jaci began her career with EXCEL Group in 2019 as a Recruiting Administrative Support. In 2024, she was named Junior Maintenance Recruiter. She strives to do her best in all tasks and believes that through hard work and dedication, success will come.

Lake Charles, LA

Cheryl Matt

All Craft Recruiter

Service Area: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Recruiting Specialty: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cheryl Matt has devoted more than 27 years to placing recruits in positions aimed at success. By finding the right person for the right job, she feels you can make the rest of your life the best of your life. She feels that placing someone in a position and seeing how they thrive is great.

Tonya Gary

HR Assistant

In Tonya’s more than four years with EXCEL as an HR Assistant, she has found reward in building relationships and helping candidates find jobs where they can use their specialized skills and fulfill their ambitions. Tonya has a wide range of industry expertise in shipping, receiving, logistics, and nuclear modules.


Guillermo Torres

Recruiting Manager

Service Area: Texas and Arizona

Recruiting Specialty: Construction & Maintenance

With over 15 years in the industry, Guillermo champions the belief that a company's most valuable asset is its people. He is dedicated to matching individuals with roles that make a positive, lasting impact on employees, projects, and EXCEL's clients. His satisfaction lies in shaping EXCEL's future by empowering individuals and filling critical roles.

Matilda Baker

All Craft Recruiter

Service Area: Texas

Recruiting Specialty: Maintenance

Matilda has over three years of experience in recruiting, along with a degree in Process Technology and Industrial Management. She possesses an unwavering dedication to clients, candidates, and the team, which enables her to establish long-lasting relationships. Leveraging her field experience, she strives to gain a deep understanding of candidates' needs, resulting in a perfect fit. She believes that everyone deserves to experience joy and productivity in their work, which, in turn, leads to a healthy and fulfilling work and home life.

Des Moines, IA

Melinda Watts

Craft HR Manager

Service Area: Iowa

Recruiting Specialty: Electrical

Joining the EXCEL in 2014, Melinda brought five years of experience in the construction industry. She has served as a member of the HR/Recruiting team for eight years.

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