Kitchell promotes four veterans to vice president

Kitchell has promoted four of its executives to vice president, reflecting the company’s geographic and services expansion. Bryan Bernardo, David Burton, Russ Korcuska and Michael Wolfe have all been named vice presidents overseeing various areas of Kitchell’s contracting business.

(Clockwise): Michael Wolfe, David Burton, Russ Korkuska & Bryan Bernardo

(Clockwise): Michael Wolfe, David Burton, Russ Korkuska & Bryan Bernardo

Vice President of Operations Bryan Bernardo, previously regional and national operations manager, oversees the management of Kitchell’s project cost systems, processes, risk, safety, warranty, equipment, fleet services and Quality Assurance to ensure overall consistency and efficiency throughout all regional and national operations. Bernardo obtained his degree in building construction from the University of Florida.


Vice President of Arizona Region David Burton, previously a regional executive, is responsible for all aspects of Kitchell Contractors’ Arizona business. He has been integrally involved in maintaining Kitchell’s Arizona footprint and building its backlog of business since the economic recession. Burton obtained his degree in civil engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology.


Vice President of National Projects Russ Korcuska, previously director of market development, is focused on creating more opportunities for growth of Kitchell on a national level, specifically in healthcare, Native American and education markets. Korcuska obtained his degree in construction management from Arizona State University.


Vice President Michael Wolfe, previously project director, leads Kitchell’s Healthcare Center of Excellence in the Los Angeles County region, growing Kitchell’s healthcare practice from San Diego to Los Angeles counties. Wolfe obtained his degree in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


“These individuals continue to impress, creating value for a company that has grown and prospered because of the legacy created before them,” said Kitchell Contractors President Dan Pierce. “I’m proud to have them as part of our leadership team and excited about the future of Kitchell under their watch.”

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