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The World of Elevator Consultants

By Elevator World | June 1, 2012

When I entered the engineering field, I soon became aware of a practice within the elevator industry that, at the time, was primarily offered by the major consulting engineering firms. In addition to designing the mechanical and electrical systems for buildings, practitioners in these companies also developed plans and specifications and provided field observation and…

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Liên Randle of Mitsubishi Electric

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012

This industry professional explains how respect, confidence and hard work can lead to success. From Paris to Africa and Atlas Elevator Co. to Mitsubishi Electric, Liên Randle has experiences worth sharing. Born in Florida to a U.S. Air Force pilot and Vietnamese mother, Randle has lived in several fascinating places – Hawaii, Japan, France and…

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Achim Hütter

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2012

CEO and co-owner of Hütter-Aufzüge finds success in a niche market. Since 1992, Hütter-Aufzüge GmbH has focused on inclined elevators for public transportation, elevated buildings and special architecture worldwide. Achim Hütter, CEO and co-owner, took responsibility for the company in 1989, and his brother, Bernd, joined him in 1999. Today, Hütter-Aufzüge has 70 employees in…

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Beat De Coi

By Elevator World | March 1, 2012

Swiss entrepreneur Beat De Coi, leader of Cedes and Espros, pushes innovation as the key to success. Swiss entrepreneur Beat De Coi has always believed in setting the pace and pushing the boundaries. His first summer job entailed 9-hr. shifts of packing nails into delivery crates. That earned him his first five-speed bicycle. Since, he…

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Greg Carlisle

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

The President of Murphy Elevator and the National Association of Elevator Contractors discusses the importance of customer service and offers advice on the industry’s future. Greg Carlisle has served as president of The Murphy Elevator Co., Inc., a family owned and operated elevator repair and service company in Louisville, since 1992. Established in 1932, the…

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John Griffith, Sr.

By Elevator World | July 1, 2011

John Griffith, Sr. (1921-2010), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and served in the Royal Navy during World War II. After emigrating to Canada, he joined the Hamilton, Canada, branch of the Otis Elevator Co. in 1955. One of Griffith’s first jobs was the conversion of the elevators in the down-town Hamilton federal building from 25-cycle…

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