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Valves: The Vital Last Link

By Kaija Wilkinson | April 1, 2021

Anja Blain, CEO of Blain Hydraulics, headquartered in Heilbronn, Germany, shares insight about the company’s philosophy, strategy and future with your author.

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It’s All About the Fixtures

It’s All About the Fixtures

By Matt Irvin | March 1, 2021

In this Industry Dialogue, Dupar’s “dynamic duo” talks about how the company, along with many other area contributors, helped build elevators.

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Chicago Strong

Chicago Strong

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2021

In this Industry Dialogue, Matot owner Cece Matot (CM) describes the current state and future of the company, the city and the industry with your author (KW). The state-of-the-art Apple headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and every Veterans Administration hospital in the U.S. are just some of the locations served by dumbwaiters manufactured by Matot…

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Consulting for the Future

By Olga Quintanilla | February 1, 2021

Engineer Luis Sánchez Lebrero says Spanish firm Resuelve Transporte Vertical has built a reputation on completing difficult projects. by Olga Quintanilla Resuelve Transporte Vertical, a Spanish consulting firm with more than 27 years of experience in the Spanish and international markets, credits its success to a commitment to excellence, service, honesty and independence. The company…

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Realizing Her Vertical Ambition

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2021

Your author (KW) speaks with Durham College EDM Graduate Gabby De Sousa (GDS) about her career path. by Kaija Wilkinson A little encouragement has gone a long way for Gabby De Sousa, a Toronto native who earned her two-year Electrical Engineering Technician degree from Durham College in Oshawa, Canada, in 2016. Earlier settling on a…

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10 Questions with Mark Gregorio and Michael Staub

10 Questions with Mark Gregorio and Michael Staub

By Matthew Jackson | December 1, 2020

TEI owners credit success during the pandemic to their relationship with employees and customers. On a sunny but cool September morning, your author (MJ) had the opportunity to sit down at TEI Group’s company headquarters in Sunnyside, New York, with owners Mark Gregorio (MG) and Michael “Mike” Staub (MS) and ask them each 10 Questions…

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On-Air

On Air

By Sheetal Shelar Patil | September 1, 2020

Michele Suria, (MS) CEO, IGV Group, and architect Marco Piva (MP) share insights about the product line and its many facets with your author (SSP). by Sheetal Shelar Patil Italian lift systems manufacturer IGV Group and Studio Marco Piva have launched ON AIR, intended as a product line for a new generation of lifts interacting…

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10 Questions With Dr. Lee Gray

By Lee Freeland | August 1, 2020

Longtime ELEVATOR WORLD correspondent, industry author and academic talks about his history, future and passions. by Lee Freeland Dr. Lee Gray (LG), professor of Architectural History and senior associate dean of the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has written more than 200 monthly articles on the history…

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An (Elevator) People Person

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2020

Doug Witham describes his rise in the industry, shares advice and talks about retirement plans. by Kaija Wilkinson Few names in the elevator industry are as recognizable as Witham. Doug Witham had a long career in which he helped grow companies including Adams, Courion and GAL/Hollister-Whitney to remarkable success, while his wife, Teresa, was longtime…

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A Prototype Robot Named “Heidi”

By Undine Stricker-Berghoff | July 1, 2020

Your author learns about new technologies at Schindler. by Undine Stricker-Berghoffphotos courtesy of Schindler Your author (USB) recently spoke to Christian Studer (CS) of Schindler in Switzerland about R&D at Schindler and the future of elevator technology. USB: Please introduce yourself. CS: I am a civil engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I have…

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