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Day Hired as NAESA Education Director

NAESA International has announced the hiring of Jack Day, formerly chief elevator inspector of the State of Washington. Day has assumed the full-time role of NAESA education director. He is tasked with expanding and restructuring the association’s education program with a personal mission to educate elevator inspectors on how to read and apply codes. Day told ELEVATOR WORLD he will teach 60 courses during his first year and took the position so he could be close to his family in the Midwest. He served the State of Washington for 12 years, beginning as technical specialist.

Day said of the move, “I want to be in a position to help educate elevator inspectors on how to read and apply the codes across North America. And, this is a prime opportunity to do that.”

Stanlaske Welcomed as Acting Chief Elevator Inspector

On January 1, the State of Washington welcomed Dotty Stanlaske as acting chief elevator inspector. Stanlaske has been working as a plan review technical specialist for the elevator division of the state Department of Labor & Industries since February 2016. She returned to the department in 2016 after serving as executive director of NAESA International from 2002-2015. From 2002-2004, she was chief elevator inspector for the State of Washington. A “trailblazer for women in the industry” (ELEVATOR WORLD, December 2013), Stanlaske was the first female mechanic in the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 4 and the first female licensed elevator constructor in Massachusetts. She made the move from construction to inspection in the early 1990s. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. José A. Rodriguez, State of Washington assistant director, Field Services and Public Safety, stated:

“Stanlaske’s unique experience as a chief elevator inspector and current experience working directly with Jack Day, our elevator inspectors, administrative staff, industry stakeholders and the Elevator Safety Advisory Committee provide her with a firm understanding of the mission, role and responsibilities of the elevator program and make her the best choice for this acting appointment.”

NAEC Hires Expo Veteran

The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) has hired Ryan Nettleton with responsibilities for sales, marketing, future directions, and human resources and personnel management. Additionally, he will mentor and lead NAEC’s current staff with responsibilities in brand message, press releases and social media. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Nettleton has been in the exposition industry for more than 16 years. In his current role, he will focus on supporting NAEC’s interests, particularly business development, marketing and membership growth.

Fichera Retires, Donohue Joins TEI Group

TEI Group Executive Vice President of Modernization and Construction and company cofounder John Fichera has retired after 40 years in the industry. Fichera’s retirement had been in the works for more than a year. Michael Donohue joins the team as general manager of Modernization and Construction. Donohue has more than 30 years of industry experience, holding senior positions at companies such as Fujitec and Otis. TEI President Mark Gregorio said, “While the individual accomplishments and dedication of Fichera have been exemplary and he will be missed, we are confident that the new team, of which Donohue is a key part, will be the very best in the local market.”

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