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Mike Sisinni Retires From TEI Group

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

TEI Group has announced the retirement of Mike Sisinni. “It has been an honor to have him over the years,” said Mark Gregorio, president of TEI. “He has been an instrumental asset within the core of our modernization and construction business.” Sisinni joined the group almost 20 years ago as one of the only mechanics…

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Otis Names Luersman Executive Vice President, CPO

Otis Names Luersman Executive Vice President, CPO

By Elevator World | May 26, 2021

Otis Worldwide Corp., in a May 25 announcement, said Abbe Luersman will join the company as executive vice president and chief people officer (CPO), effective July 26. In making the appointment, Otis President and CEO Judy Marks called Luersman “a passionate leader who brings decades of proven experience, business understanding and a commitment to ensure all…

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Corbo Named First U.S.-Based President of MEUS

Corbo Named First U.S.-Based President of MEUS

By Elevator World | May 21, 2021

Mike Corbo has been promoted from chief operating officer (COO) to president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Inc. (MEUS) becoming the first U.S.-based leader of the Cypress, California-headquartered company, MEUS announced on May 20. Masahiro (Max) Oya takes on a newly created role as chairperson of MEUS, overseeing holdings throughout the Americas. He remains…

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The Peelle Co. Announces a Retirement and a New Hire

The Peelle Co. Announces a Retirement and a New Hire

By Elevator World | May 11, 2021

The Peelle Co. recently announced the retirement of Canada Regional Sales Manager Karen Long and the hiring of Salvatore “Sal” Severini III, who joins the NYC sales team. Severini grew up across the river from NYC in Union, New Jersey, where he currently lives. He attended Rutgers University School of Engineering in Brunswick, New Jersey,…

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United Cabs Restructures, Expands and Taps a Leader

United Cabs Restructures, Expands and Taps a Leader

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

A new entity, United Vertical Group, has been formed to represent United Cabs Inc.’s elevator cab products and United Metals Corp.’s hoistway entrance products, United Cabs announced this month. At the same time, the Long Island, New York-based company announced Laureen Rios as president of United Vertical Group. The restructuring comes in tandem with United…

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KONE Americas taps Coleman as DE&I Director

KONE Americas taps Coleman as DE&I Director

By Elevator World | May 6, 2021

KONE Americas has tapped Renia Coleman director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), the OEM announced on May 4. She will be based at KONE Americas’ headquarters in Lisle, Illinois, and report directly to Nicole Manzo, senior vice president of Human Resources at KONE Americas. In her new role, Coleman will oversee, guide and drive…

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Keiji Nagata Leaves Dubai After Leading Toshiba Gulf

Keiji Nagata Leaves Dubai After Leading Toshiba Gulf

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

Effective April 1, Keiji Nagata, managing director of Toshiba Gulf and corporate representative of Toshiba for Middle East-Africa (MEA), officially transferred to Toshiba HQ and has left Dubai, the company reported on April 22. In his farewell address at Toshiba Elevator Middle East in mid-April, Nagata thanked all for the support, guidance and encouragement.  He further stated that…

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Wildeck Welcomes New CFO

Wildeck Welcomes New CFO

By Elevator World | April 28, 2021

Wildeck, Inc., headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with additional manufacturing facilities in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Goodyear, Arizona, has named Jon Mueller chief financial officer (CFO). Mueller has more than 20 years’ experience in financial management across multiple industries, including more than five years as CFO at Vorteq Coil Finishers, LLC in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and more than…

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Lerch Bates India Announces Transitions in Leadership

Lerch Bates India Announces Transitions in Leadership

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Lerch Bates India Pvt. Ltd. announced the naming of Bharat Vishnani to managing director, effective March 15, and the retirement of previous Managing Director Amit Maitra and Chairman Raj Bajaaj. Vishnani joined Lerch Bates India under the mentorship of Maitra, who will continue as managing director through June. Maitra and Bajaaj formed Lerch Bates India…

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NAEC Changes In Leadership

NAEC Changes In Leadership

By Elevator World | March 22, 2021

Hope Evans of EMR Elevator, Inc., of Arlington, Texas, has transitioned from vice president to president of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), a change necessitated by the departure of previous President Michael Frecking, formerly of Lakeland Larsen Elevator Corp. of Waukegan, Illinois. NAEC Deputy Director Amanda Smith tells ELEVATOR WORLD that NAEC presidents…

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