PREMIER Design + Build Group expands leadership team, naming three as principals

PREMIER Design + Build Group has elevated three company leaders to the role of principal and created expanded roles for these long-time team members. Two of the new principals, Michael Pacini and Mark Melone, are based in the firm’s Itasca, Illinois headquarters. A third new principal, Steven Gabbert, leads the firm’s Southwest office in Irvine, California.

In addition to being named principal, Pacini has been tapped as PREMIER’s new president. Pacini previously served as vice president, overseeing a wide range of operations at PREMIER. He will continue to provide leadership to the firm’s finance, estimating, human resources, risk management and marketing teams.

Melone, who joined the firm in 2006 as its first project manager, has been named principal, director of construction. He rose through the ranks and was instrumental in establishing PREMIER’s risk management program, as well as opening the firm’s Southeast office in the Miami market. Most recently, he served as executive vice president, director of construction.

“Michael, Mark and Steven have played a pivotal role in PREMIER’s evolution,” said co-founder and managing principal, Alan Zocher, who established the firm in 2004 along with his brother, Alec Zocher, and colleague, Brian Paul. “They embody our firm’s vision and have demonstrated a rock-solid commitment to the success of our clients.”