Findorff is excited to share our recent leadership changes. Earlier this month, Jim Yehle became Findorff's President & CEO and Dave Beck-Engel became Vice Chairman. They will continue to lead Findorff alongside current Chairman Rich Lynch.
Jim started his Findorff career in 1999 as a Project Manager, and most recently served as Executive Vice President since 2016. Ever since, his passion for relationship building and helping the community has flourished. He led teams in construction of the first phase of the Overture Center for the Arts in 2004, American Family Children's Hospital in 2007, and worked directly with several major health systems in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. Jim has also been an active volunteer and supports Findorff's long-term partnerships with companies in the arts, education, and healthcare.
In his most recent role, Dave served as Findorff's President since 2012. His career began at Findorff in 1980 as a Field Engineer. He was instrumental in creating the Preconstruction department and establishing the crucial role that prejob planning has in our project success. Throughout his 40-year tenure, Dave has brought expertise, strategic leadership, and an unwavering commitment to support the people of Findorff. As Vice Chairman, Dave will serve in an advisory role. He will continue his board involvement for organizations such as Agrace Hospice, United Way, River Food Pantry, and Future Wisconsin Housing.
"Both Jim and Dave are incredible and talented individuals. Each has been instrumental in Findorff's long-standing, successful history," said Findorff Chairman Rich Lynch. "Their leadership will continue to be a guiding force as we progress forward, both in our construction efforts and in the communities where we work, all while staying focused on our core values: the perpetuation of Findorff, our people, and a commitment to excellence."