Left: Tom McLagan, former President and current Executive Chairman Right: Matt Huelskamp, new President

Left: Tom McLagan, former President and current Executive Chairman
Right: Matt Huelskamp, new President

Hyder Announces New President, Matt Huelskamp

March 30, 2018

Hyder Construction announces the promotion of Matt Huelskamp to president of the company, effective April 1, 2018. Huelskamp has served as Hyder’s Executive Vice President for two years and has been with the company for eleven. He will become Hyder’s fifth president in the company’s 72-year history. 

Tom McLagan has served as Hyder’s president for twenty years. In 1987, he, his father Neil McLagan, and Ray Lobato purchased Hyder Construction from Hugh Hyder. With this new transition, McLagan will assume the role of Executive Chairman, where he will continue to work with Matt on the company’s strategic initiatives and assist with various business-related functions. 

Huelskamp has been with Hyder since 2007 and has grown with the company, serving in several positions throughout his career. His primary focus as Executive Vice President has been partnering with the President and upper management to address priorities within the organization that are critical to its success and leading key business functions relating to business development and talent management.  Prior to his role as Executive Vice President, he served as Director of Business Development. 

Huelskamp is a two-time University of Denver grad with an undergraduate degree specializing in Real Estate and Construction Management as well as an Executive MBA. McLagan said, “Over the past year, Matt has successfully taken the reins of more and more of the company operations and I am now certain that he has the skillsets and an energy level superior to mine to lead this company and to continue and improve upon the success of Hyder for everyone involved.”

Huelskamp is actively involved in several professional organizations within the Denver business community including serving as a board member on the Associated General Contractors of Colorado as well as the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.


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