Industry Profile

Eye on the Future

By Elevator World | March 1, 2014

A discussion with Jean-Pierre Jacobs, new secretary general of ELA/EEA Industry veteran, photographer and author John Gale (JG) recently met with Jean-Pierre Jacobs (JPJ), new secretary general of the European Lift Association and European Elevator Association (ELA/EEA), in Brussels. Their discussion centered around issues facing the European market, as well as the many international initiatives…

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Michael J. Ryan

By Lee Freeland | February 1, 2014

2013 Sturgeon Award winner discusses his 30-plus years in the industry with Peelle. Michael J. Ryan, vice president of Sales and Marketing, The Peelle Co., has had many accomplishments in his career, the most recent being the recipient of the National Association of Elevator Contractors’ (NAEC) William C. Sturgeon Distinguished Service Award (ELEVATOR WORLD, December…

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Dotty Stanlaske

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2013

A Trailblazer for Women in the Industry When Dotty Stanlaske began her career as a construction helper for Otis in 1980, women were rare in the industry. She was hesitant about even applying for the job, since it was during a frigid Boston winter, and she didn’t relish the thought of working out in the…

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Joseph D. Busse

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2013

Chief, Corporate Engineering for Fujitec America, Inc., works behind the scenes to help his company run smoothly. In his interview with ELEVATOR WORLD, Joseph D. Busse explained his role as head of Corporate Engineering gives him overall responsiblity for this area of Fujitec’s Engineering Division at its U.S. headquarters in Mason, Ohio. The group is…

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After 51 Years Running the Family Business, Marvin Schumacher is “Still Evolving”

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2013

Family, faith, hard work, innovation and industriousness have always been cornerstones of Schumacher Elevator Co. William Schumacher and his sons, Elmer and Earl, founded Schumacher’s Machine Shop in 1936 in Denver, Iowa (population 1,700), as a farm-equipment repair specialist, designing their first lift for a chicken hatchery and later building lifts for funeral homes. The…

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Mohamed Iqbal, EW Correspondent and Managing Director of Toshiba Elevator Middle East

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2013

Mohamed Iqbal is managing director for Toshiba Elevator Middle East (ME) LLC, a subsidiary of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp. of Japan. The company’s headquarters is in Dubai, from where it coordinates operations throughout Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Born and raised in Valoothoor, a village full of greenery in the Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore)…

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Richard Blaska Talks Industry Passion, the Founding of Smart Elevator Tech and Working to Make a Difference

By Elevator World | August 1, 2013

Richard Blaska, principal of RCB Elevator Consulting, LLC and owner of Smart Elevator Tech, LLC, was born and raised on a beef and dairy farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. “We had a large shop on our heavily mechanized farm, and we made or repaired all of our own equipment,” Blaska said. “In those days, you…

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Anselme Cote of RATP Talks Experience, Safety and Retirement Plans

By Elevator World | July 1, 2013

With more than 40 years of elevator-industry experience, Cote shares his perspective. With more than 40 years of elevator-industry experience and a passion for safety, Anselme Cote’s industry perspective is worth sharing. Cote works for RATP Group, a public-transportation network in France, in the maintenance department of equipment and systems, where he is responsible for…

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Hudson Elevator Vice President Amy DiPaolo Discusses Her Industry Positions

By Elevator World | June 1, 2013

The industry veteran has served in nearly every support position of an elevator company. With more than 23 years of experience in the elevator industry, Amy DiPaolo has served in nearly every support position of an elevator company. Currently the vice president of Hudson Elevator Group in New York City (NYC), DiPaolo’s first position was…

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Ryan Wilson, President of CECA and Sr. VP of ThyssenKrupp Elevator Canada, on the State of the Industry

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2013

Ryan Wilson (RW), senior vice president (VP) for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Canada, and current president of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA), talked with ELEVATOR WORLD (EW) about his take on the industry and personal history while preparing for the CECA Annual Convention, taking place on June 4-8 in Niagara Falls, Canada. EW: How did you…

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