Raymond James Welder III is the Founder and CEO of WelderXP Ltd. Raymond is a Past Chairman of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), Chairman of The Charlemagne Institute, President of the Post Cambrian Log Library Association, and a member of the San Antonio chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) as well as the Washington and Lee University Science Advisory Board.
In 2016 Raymond was a recipient of the Washington and Lee University Distinguished Alumni Award. Raymond was featured in the August 2012 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine for his TIPRO Top Producer Award as the “Best CEO of a Midsize Company.” In 2010 Raymond was one of 25 young Americans chosen to participate in the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference in Basel, Switzerland. In 2008 Raymond received the Boss of the Year Award from the San Antonio Desk and Derrick Association.
Raymond is former Treasurer of the South Texas Geological Society, former Chairman of the St. Anthony’s Catholic School Board, former member of the St. Mary’s Hall Board of Trustees, former Board Director of WellAware Oilfield Monitoring, former member of the American Swiss Foundation Board of Directors, and former President of the Washington and Lee University San Antonio Alumni Chapter. Raised in Bee County, Texas, Raymond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology and European History from Washington and Lee University. He and his wife Katharine have three children.