After joining Preston in 1980, Mr. Goad trained under the original owner J. Ray Preston, P.E. as a field technician and lab technician and advanced through the ranks over the years to eventually supervise the laboratory and field technicians and secure the title of Vice President. In 2007, as a long-time employee, Willie together with Ms. Cathy Davis (CFO) purchased the firm from the original owner Mr. J. Ray Preston, P.E. In 2014, Mr. Goad and Ms. Davis passed the baton to her son Michael Davis and his wife Nicole Davis as the new owners of the newly reorganized Preston Geotechnical Consultants, LLC where Willie still takes a daily active role in the business. Willie is currently Preston’s company manager and is directly responsible for business development, trouble shooting, and staffing of special projects.