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New Head of Media Relations at thyssenkrupp Elevator

Dr. Jasmin Fischer is the new head of Media Relations at thyssenkrupp Elevator, responsible for press related to elevator technology worldwide. She reports directly to Head of Communications Luis Ramos. Fischer has many years’ experience as a journalist and editor in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. She is adept at intercultural management, project management and international reporting. She has held various roles with Essen, Germany-based newspaper Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, including foreign correspondent and London office manager. Fischer studied at the University of Leipzig, the State University of New York at Binghamton and the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies in Berlin, holding degrees in Political Science, Journalism and American Studies.

Kyushima Returns to Managing Director Role at TJEI

Junichi Kyushima is the new managing director at Toshiba Johnson Elevators India Pvt. Ltd. (TJEI), effective July 6. He most recently served as vice president of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp., and, as part of its senior-management team, played a vital role in global business operations. Kyushima previously served as managing director of TJEI from 2012 to 2015. Kyushima said that working closely with Johnson Lifts, TJEI intends to focus on building strong customer relationships and trust to become a top player in the industry in India.

EFESME Elects New Secretary General, Appoints Treasurer

The European Federation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EFESME) elected Luciano Faletto secretary general and appointed Massimo Bezzi treasurer during its general assembly in Brussels in June. A lift-industry expert familiar with the standardization process, Faletto has represented EFESME since its inception through participation in working groups and technical committees at the European and international levels. Bezzi is president of ICM Lift Components, headquartered in Italy, as well as a member of Elevator World, Inc.’s board of directors. Bezzi serves as vice president of EFESME, which thanked outgoing Secretary General Giuseppe Iotti and Treasurer Bruno Venditti for their service.

Corrigan Joins SCHAEFER Elevator Components Sales Team

Todd Corrigan is a new sales representative at SCHAEFER Elevator Components, Inc., headquartered in Surrey, Canada, becoming a point of contact for SCHAEFER customers throughout North America. Corrigan has been involved in industries such as manufacturing, health sciences and consulting. He holds an MBA from Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba. The company said Corrigan “brings a great deal of experience as a solutions provider, and we are confident that customers will be very satisfied with the. . . customer service he provides.”

Since 1953, Elevator World, Inc. has been the premier publisher for the global vertical transportation industry. It employs specialists in Mobile, Alabama, and has technical and news correspondents around the world.

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