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Like any successful company, great leadership and vision allows AED to achieve its mission year after year.

Ray Smith

Klinger Constructors, LLC


Ray Smith joined Klinger in 1984. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering as well as an Architecture degree from Iowa State University. Ray has been with the Klinger organization for 36 years. He began as a Field Engineer and moved into Project Management and was then promoted to Vice President in 1996. Ray became President in 2007.

He holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering and a B.A. in Architecture, both from Iowa State University. Ray is also a LEED Accredited Professional, Board Member and Past Chairman of Albuquerque Economic Development, Vice President of the Albuquerque Forward Fund, Board Member of NAIOP-Commercial RE Development, and Board Member of Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.