MissouriCRE St. Louis’ PayneCrest Electric names president May 27, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Ryan Freeman has joined St. Louis-based PayneCrest Electric, Inc. to serve as president. PayneCrest is one of the St. Louis area’s largest electrical contractors. David Payne, who has served as PayneCrest’s president for 34 years, will remain chief executive officer of the firm. Freeman has 18 years of experience in construction management and executive leadership, most recently serving as a senior vice president at McCarthy. He has earned a number of honors including being named a “40 under 40″ high achiever by the national publication Building Design + Construction and the St. Louis Business Journal. He was also named an outstanding alumnus by Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville’s School of Engineering from which he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. Freeman is a past board member of FamilyForward and currently serves on several committees for the St. Louis-based charity that fights child abuse and neglect.