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Swinerton Names Pete Ruiz Division Manager for Orange County Los Angeles

Swinerton is proud to announce a key leadership change in OCLA, with Pete Ruiz promoted to Division Manager. In his new role, Pete will lead operations for our commercial ground-up markets in Los Angeles and Orange County.


“I look forward to ensuring that we maintain and build on our already strong Swinerton culture and brand in OCLA as we navigate through current challenges posed by coronavirus,” said Ruiz. “Ensuring the health and safety of our employees, partners, and communities is our priority as we continue sustaining local operations which support the livelihoods of our teams.”


Pete’s 20 years of construction industry experience began with Swinerton in June 2000. Shortly after running work as an Assistant Superintendent, his dedication to his craft steered him through many roles including Superintendent, Senior Superintendent, General Superintendent, and Field Operations Manager. In his last two years as an Operations Manager, Pete has been instrumental in growing OCLA’s business, with talent, culture, and financial strength as his primary goals. Going forward, he looks to expand on these goals, with client satisfaction and optimization of current business processes in place.


“Beyond understanding the dynamics and difficulties of managing our business, Pete is a builder at heart and is passionate about developing and leading teams,” said Ray Haj, Sr. Vice President, Southern California Region Manager. “His diverse background and leadership skills will help the OCLA building group continue to grow, diversify, and reinvent as needed through this next phase as we operate in a changing pandemic landscape.”