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Swinerton Hires Center for Excellence Director to Lead Them Into the Future of Building

(March 14, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/12 -- After an extensive search, James McKenzie has been selected by Swinerton Incorporated as the new Director of the Center for Excellence. In this role, McKenzie will employ his extensive background encompassing all aspects of the building industry to advance the way Swinerton does business. With a deep passion for innovating the future of the construction industry, McKenzie will be a driving force in Swinerton's ongoing evolution as a builder.

McKenzie brings a well-rounded perspective of the industry to Swinerton including program management at AECOM; project management and business development with Kitchell; solutions executive with Autodesk AEC Consulting; and, most recently, Project Manager for Stanford University's Student Housing Capital Projects Group. Beginning with an undergraduate degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico and a graduate degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo in Executive Architecture, McKenzie has actively pursued continuous education in evolving AEC industry technologies and best business practices. He is recognized as an industry expert in BIM, sophisticated project delivery methods and has been a popular, featured speaker at Autodesk University.

The Swinerton Center for Excellence was established as a resource for research, training, technology implementation, and ongoing support of innovation. As a 100% employee-owned company, each individual at Swinerton brings relentless drive, accountability, and enthusiasm to their pursuit of perfection. Building is not just what they do; it is who they are. Swinerton looks forward to the leadership, dedication, and extraordinary talent McKenzie brings to lead them into building tomorrow... today.

About Swinerton: The Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the Western United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market we serve -- proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence. For more information on Swinerton, visit their blog SwinertonBuildsTomorrow, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn.

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