Driven by excellence
Wright-Ryan’s leadership team is passionate about what we do. We love construction and we love happy clients. Our diverse backgrounds offer the company a perspective that you won’t find at other construction firms. This kind of leadership inspires innovation, collaboration, and a level of unrivaled professionalism.
A co-founder of the firm in 1984, John comes from an engineering background. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Maine PE No. 4936, and has nearly forty years’ experience in the executive management of engineering and construction projects. John has overseen the growth of Wright-Ryan from its residential roots to one of the largest and most successful construction management firms in Northern New England.
Greg Lanou, Vice President & General Manager, Wright-Ryan Homes
Greg has been constructing and restoring buildings throughout Maine and beyond for the past thirty-five years.
He is grateful to have worked with so many creative and professional people on some of the region’s most interesting and beautiful properties.
John Bencosme, Chief Financial Officer
John has served as CFO since 2015. Prior to joining Wright-Ryan, John spent the last 12 years in New York City overseeing finance, accounting, technology, and risk management for several firms performing ground-up construction, high-end residential building and interior fit-outs. His experience includes leading significant operational and financial improvements, and he is adept at utilizing the latest technology to drive growth and productivity.
Michelle Grimnes, SPHR, Director of Human Resources
Michelle has over 15 years of Human Resources experience working in the fields of Healthcare, Construction, and Engineering. She holds the SHRM Senior Certified Professional credential and is pursuing continuing education with the University of Maine System to earn a degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining Wright-Ryan, Michelle also served as an HR Business Partner for two years at a local engineering consulting firm.
Cordelia Pitman, RA, LEED AP BD+C, VP of Project Development
Cordelia has led Wright-Ryan’s Commercial Preconstruction Services team for over a decade. She directs a seasoned team of estimators and preconstruction managers that develops detailed estimates, cost-benefit analysis, and other critical pricing models for complex, large-scale projects. Cordelia’s experience as a Registered Architect ensures that communication is clear, consistent, and conclusive – strengthening relationships with clients and partners and leading to more successful projects.
Alyssa Parker, LEED AP BD+C, VP of Project Management
Alyssa leads Wright-Ryan’s Commercial Project Management group. The team includes a deep bench of Project Managers and Project Engineers, in addition to Commercial Business Management and Project Management Assistant staff. Alyssa has over two decades of design and construction experience in senior management roles overseeing large teams on complex projects. Her knowledge, dedication, and breadth of experience add significant value to any team.
Jeff Heseltine, VP of Field Operations
Jeff has led the company’s growing Field Operations Division (FOD) and self-performance group since 2012. Wright-Ryan’s self-performance capabilities offer clear cost, quality, and scheduling advantages to our clients and partners and make a critical difference in our ability to secure and execute work. In addition to providing internal support to the company’s residential and commercial teams, FOD has been highly successful in providing direct service to customers. Jeff ensures that Wright-Ryan remains highly competitive in pricing and quality to provide the highest levels of value and service.
Marc Bourgeois, VP of Commercial Select Projects
Marc leads the Select Projects Group – a specialized line of business developed by Wright-Ryan to address demand in the marketplace for tailored service on commercial fit-ups, renovations, and new construction. The Select Projects Group delivers quality results for a wide range of clientele on projects that require innovative solutions to complex challenges. Marc is known for his ability to build strong relationships with clients, business partners, and community members and for his dedication to unrivaled customer service.
Kevin Griffeth, Safety & Quality Control Officer
Kevin leads the company’s Safety and Warranty efforts and has been a team member at Wright-Ryan since 1992. He also helps advance the company’s commitment to quality control processes – supporting greater attention to detail, elevated material selection and superior execution in the field. This results in increased client satisfaction and reduced warranty callback frequency.
Holly Prellwitz, Accounting Manager
Holly enjoys accounting and math because it is “consistent and reliable.” Her strategic approach to financial accounting and dedication to customer service contribute to the company’s success. One of the professional accomplishments that she is most proud of is helping the Wright-Ryan office go paperless. Holly is also passionate about the company’s commitment to the environment and community service. When she’s not at work, Holly can be found snowboarding or hiking with her family.
Ryan Knowles, Director of Information Technology
Ryan has provided leadership and support on significant I.T., systems, and software initiatives at Wright-Ryan since 2003. His commitment to continuous improvement ensures that clients and partners benefit from the latest technologies and leading-edge service and support. Ryan’s strategic focus and vision adds tremendous value to the Wright-Team.