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Team Biographies

Vice President, Operations

Travis Dees

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Travis Dees serves as the Director of Operations for World Wind and Solar, focusing on organizational structure and project execution. He has served the renewable energy industry for over 20 years and possesses expertise in wind, solar and hydro-electricity power. He manages the operations of both Wind and Solar Divisions at WWS. His most valuable contribution is to ensure the organization lives by our “Core Values.” He manages the P&L for all the projects to ensure budget projections are attained.

With his diverse and proven qualifications as a Project Manager, he joined WWS in 2016. Travis’s career has allowed him to travel to most of the United States, Canada, Korea and China.  His leadership abilities have helped develop growth strategies for WWS. Focusing on safety and training, the organization has grown 150% since Travis joined the company.

As an active husband and father, Travis spends most of his free time with his friends and family, attending his kids’ sporting events and pursuing the family’s active passion for boating. Travis spent several years on the AYSO soccer board as the Safety Director and Assistant Commissioner. Travis was born and raised in Tehachapi, CA. After college, Travis moved to the east coast to work for his father – one of the pioneers of the wind industry in America – at Zond Inc.

Vice President, Business Development

Daryl Ragsdale

Daryl Ragsdale is a proven “people person” who serves as Business Development Director at World Wind & Solar. Since 2012, he has led the company in building client relationships, and is instrumental in finding new business opportunities for the wind, solar and construction divisions. Driven by his passion to provide cleaner energy to the world, prior to joining WWS Daryl began his career as an energy consultant for some of the largest energy users in California. He believes the industry offers exceptional room for growth and advancement for its employees as well as in the technology used. With a diverse range of skills and experience, he is involved in various aspects of WWS including identifying new clients and new services for existing clients, maintaining client qualifications and the company’s client database, predicting market trends, and participating in strategy sessions for employee hiring, advancement and training. Daryl has been involved with a variety of prominent projects across the nation such as NextEra Genesis reflectivity maintenance, Mortenson AVSP 1&2 weed abatement and preventative maintenance services, and Signal Energy-Camelot and Columbia Hydroseed.

An active husband and father of four children, Daryl spends most of his free time with family and friends, attending high school sporting events for his older children, horseback riding lessons for his five-year old, and testing out new swing sets for his toddler. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, and is committed to serving the community through a variety of outreach events including youth paintball, Bible study men’s BBQ, family cookouts and donation collection for the Salvation Army. He also serves the community as founder of TOGETHER Men’s Bible Study.

Daryl is a member of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and the International Leadership Institute (ILI). He is committed to a solution-finding philosophy and a relentless pursuit of new opportunities. His exceptional networking skills and strong relationships throughout the industry have led him to a notable list of clients and projects that include:

  • NextEra Energy (Wind & Solar project)
  • SunPower Solar Star 1&2 weed abatement and preventative maintenance
  • Exelon AVSR weed abatement and maintenance services
  • Invenergy manpower support (multiple sites)
  • GE manpower support (multiple sites)
  • Senvion manpower (multiple sites)
  • Gamesa manpower (multiple sites)
  • Mitsubishi manpower (multiple sites)
  • Abengoa (Solar Thermal Projects)

 

Daryl Ragsdale, Business Development Director

“Building long-term relationships and providing cost effective solutions is what brings me the most joy.”

Daryl Ragsdale

Vice President, Business Development

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