Promotions handed down, and an industry veteran joins team.

Columbia Promotes Employees to Director, Controller

Columbia Elevator Products Co., Inc. has advanced Dione Birdsall to the position of director of customer operations. Columbia states, “Since beginning in 1985 as an estimator, her extensive experience has been key to the development” of its online quotation system and expansion of its customer service model. Birdsall is responsible for training, managing and supervising department personnel, including account representatives, order-entry clerks and receptionists. In her new position, she provides oversight and support of the complete sales and estimating team and works collaboratively with sales engineering.

Darcy Bacon was advanced to the position of controller. She joined Columbia in May 2013, beginning as an accounts payable clerk. Previously, she worked in the receivables department for an air ambulance company. Upon her college graduation, she joined Columbia, eventually becoming accounting manager for payables and receivables. In her new position, she oversees the accounting department’s daily activities, prepares financial reports and works closely with the chief administrative officer. 

Crincoli Joins VSA of NYC, Philadelphia

Vertical Systems Analysis, Inc. (VSA), based in New York City (NYC) and Philadelphia, has announced Joseph Crincoli as executive vice president and principal. Crincoli has more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, primarily in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. After spending the first 22 years of his career at Central Elevator in NYC, he joined McGlynn Hays & Co. as director of Operations, spent 10 years as vice president and partner at United Elevator Co. and joined VSA in 2016. He taught union apprentices in NYC before founding The Elevator School, which provided training to union members and employees of independent companies. He is a certified OSHA outreach contractor and a licensed QEI in New York and Pennsylvania. VSA founder and Chief Operating Officer Ed Voll described Crincoli as “a perfect fit” for the team.

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