PASADENA, CA, APRIL 13, 2015 – Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. (Pankow) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dave Eichten as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Dave is a 27-year veteran in the field of construction and will spearhead the executive leadership team at Pankow. Since joining the company in 1988, Dave served as Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, Project Executive, Project Sponsor, Project Engineer and Field Engineer. He is responsible for all of Pankow’s operational aspects including field operations, project management, preconstruction and business development. Dave will ensure that previously adopted changes are incorporated consistently across all of Pankow’s regions and are continuously improved.
“As one of the next generation leaders, Dave is highly capable of keeping us at the top of the industry and guiding us well into the future,” states Kim Lum, Chief Executive Officer of Pankow.
Dave’s contributions have significantly altered major cities in which we live, work and play. Project highlights include the iconic Gateway Center MTA Headquarters, a 28-story office building in downtown Los Angeles; the Grand Park Redevelopment Project; The Emerson, a 20-story high-rise residential tower; The Village at Santa Monica, a new 324-unit residential (a mix of affordable and market-rate housing) and retail development with a three-level, below-grade parking garage; and the County of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley Family Support Center, a new 212,000 SF office building and a new 1,326-car Parking Structure.
Throughout his career, Dave Eichten has actively supported the advancement of construction industry education. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a Board Member of the Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region. He is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Dave holds a B.S. in Construction Management from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Since 1963, Pankow has benefited clients through creative problem-solving, engineering expertise and construction innovation. Pioneers of design-build and integrated project delivery, we provide design-build, design-assist, general contracting and tenant improvement services. We specialize in complex projects and work in occupied facilities on a diverse range of markets and building types. Pankow adds value to project teams with our expertise in design management, LEED design and construction, Building Information Modeling and Lean Construction practices and commitment to quality, zero incidents and exceptional client service. Pankow has over half a century of continuous presence in Pasadena, San Francisco, Oakland and Honolulu. For more information, please visit our website at www.pankow.com