John Avila

Elias Najjar

Vice Chairman

Elias Najjar joined Byrne in 1995 as an integral part of the ownership team when John Avila purchased the company. Elias’ storied career began in estimating and eventually lead him to his role as Executive Vice President before becoming Vice Chairman.

As Vice Chairman, Elias acts as a liaison between Byrne’s board of directors and the management team. He is responsible for taking our strategic objectives and establishing specific business goals and objectives while providing oversight to Chief Executive Officer Matthew Avila in carrying these out. 

Elias’ reputation in the industry for outstanding estimating abilities and command of structural engineering is unsurpassed.