DENVER, CO (October 25, 2021) – Catamount Constructors, Inc., a 100% employee-owned national general contractor, announces new Co-CEOs with the promotion of current COO, Tom Seaman, and the hiring of James Benning. Current CEO, Geoff Wormer, will transition to the role of Executive Chair on Catamount’s Board of Directors.
Tom Seaman promoted to Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO). Seaman joined Catamount in 2003 and has held positions including Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President, and most recently Chief Operating Officer. He leverages his experience in all facets of construction management to guide operational excellence across Catamount. Tom will continue his focus on strategic initiatives, applying his unique combination of technical knowledge and management expertise. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Technology.
James Benning hired as Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO). Throughout his career, James’ strengths and passion have been developing people, improving team dynamics, developing a shared vision and culture, and understanding performance drivers. With over 23 years in the construction industry, his deep experience in operations and focus on being a people-focused leader will enable him to support the future success of Catamount for the benefit of all employee-owners. Most recently, James served as President of Knutson Construction based in Minneapolis, MN. Benning holds a Master of Arts in Business Consulting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Communication from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.
This Co-CEO model will allow Catamount to increase leadership capacity and continue with the agility that has been a hallmark of the company’s success since 1997. Tom and James’ aligned goals and complimentary skillsets will provide focus on the demands of the evolving industry, our employee and client experiences, and the future success of the company overall.
Geoff Wormer, Executive Chair, commented, “Together, Tom and James will continue leading Catamount to be a best-in-class, employee-owned company. The future is bright for Catamount and our employee-owners.”