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Elton Murakami Named Regional Vice President at Charles Pankow Builders

PASADENA, CA – Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. (Pankow) proudly announces the promotion of Elton Murakami to Regional Vice President, with oversight of the Southern California region. This strategic move reflects Elton's exceptional leadership and extensive experience within the company.

With a total of 20+ years at Pankow, Elton’s wealth of knowledge and expertise has been instrumental in the successful execution of numerous landmark projects. With a career spanning 25 years in the construction industry, Elton has consistently demonstrated his commitment to excellence.

Currently serving as the Chair of the LA/Orange County Chapter of the Design Build Institute of America - Western Pacific Region (DBIA-WPR), Elton is recognized as a thought leader in the industry. His dual role as a leader in both the professional national and regional arenas showcases his passion for advancing construction practices and fostering collaborative relationships.

"I am honored and thrilled to take on this new challenge as Regional Vice President at Pankow. I am eager to contribute to the continued success of our projects and the growth of our Southern California operations. Together, with the remarkable teams that we have formed internal and external to Pankow, I’m excited to build upon this successful foundation,” said Murakami.

CEO Jack Mollenkopf also shared his enthusiasm for Elton's promotion, stating, "Elton’s promotion to Regional Vice President is a testament to his outstanding contributions to Pankow Builders and the industry. With his leadership skills, industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence, we have full confidence in his ability to drive our future in the Southern California Region. We look forward to continued success under his guidance."

About Pankow Builders

Pankow Builders is pleased to celebrate 60 years as an industry leader. 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 and specialize in complex projects and work in occupied facilities. We apply new construction tools, processes, and technologies, such as BIM Planning and Execution, and Virtual Design and Construction, Lean Delivery, and Alternative Energy Solutions – delivering a complete range of high-quality construction services to clients in the office, aviation, retail, hospitality, residential, healthcare, education, tenant improvement, and mixed-use market sectors. Founded in 1963, Pankow has 60 years of continuous presence in California in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose.