June 01, 2016 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, announced today the retirement of Ron Ball, the company’s Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of EHC’s Eastern Region operations. Ted Hornbein, EHC's General Manager, Asia Pacific, will assume the role of Managing Director, Eastern Region and will report directly to Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC. Ron will continue to be involved in EHC as a strategic advisor.
In 1977, Ron established Escalator Handrail Company in Ajax, Canada, with only one employee, a long-term vision and an international growth strategy. By the early 1980s, the company had successfully expanded into the United States and had established a presence in several international markets. Soon after, Ron expanded the company’s global reach to Europe by integrating EHC into the supply chains of larger firms and OEMs and eventually establishing EHC’s first overseas manufacturing company in Germany in 1992. In the mid-1990’s, anticipating China’s increasing importance in international business and rapidly expanding domestic market, Ron relocated to Shanghai and successfully established EHC China, the company’s largest operation to date. Over the past decade, EHC has continued to grow its global footprint with the establishment of sales and distribution centres in Brazil, Barbados, France, the United Kingdom and Spain. In 2005, Jeno Eppel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC.
“With EHC celebrating its 40th anniversary in the coming months, I felt that this was the opportune time to officially retire from the business and enjoy more time with family and friends,” said Ron Ball. “I am proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved since our humble beginnings and have complete trust and confidence in the leadership and commitment of Jeno Eppel and the entire EHC team.”
“On behalf of the EHC family, I would like to thank Ron for his vision, leadership and the many contributions he has made to the company, the local communities we support and the global lift industry over the past 40 years,” said Jeno Eppel. “We remain committed to growth, innovation and continuing Ron’s legacy for decades to come.”
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil and China and a global network of sales offices including Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit www.ehc-global.com.
John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
ST. LOUIS, MO July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ATIS Elevator Inspections, a subsidiary of American Testing & Inspection Services (ATIS), is pleased to announce it has acquired ALLSAFE Elevator Inspectors, Inc. (ALLSAFE).
ALLSAFE was established in 2004 and provides test witnessing, inspection and certification services for elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts and other mechanized conveyances in Central Florida. The company has been led by current owners Anthony (Tony) and Sharon Vittorio since its inception, and is one of the most respected elevator inspection companies in Florida.
ATIS Elevator Inspections is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and is the second largest conveyance inspection company in the United States, providing safety inspection and test witnessing services for elevators, escalators, moving walks and other conveyances. In an effort to significantly expand its footprint, ATIS is hiring qualified elevator inspectors and making select acquisitions throughout the country.
“We have been working diligently to strengthen our Florida operations, and the addition of ALLSAFE to our team accomplishes just that,” said Tim Sauer, President & CEO of ATIS Elevator Inspections. “Tony and Sharon have assembled a terrific team of QEI’s, and we are thrilled to have them become part of the ATIS family.”
“I have been very aware of ATIS and their impressive expansion and growth over the past three years,” said Sharon Vittorio, Vice President of ALLSAFE. “ATIS’ approach to customer service and elevator safety is a perfect fit for ALLSAFE’s clients.”
“We have developed a strong presence in Florida, and the addition of ALLSAFE makes us that much stronger,” said Chip Smith, Chairman of ATIS. “ALLSAFE is a respected inspection provider in Central Florida, and we are excited about combining forces. This is great news for our employees, customers and the riding public.”
ATIS is a national provider of testing, inspection and certification services in support of its customers’ building compliance needs.
Tim Sauer President & CEO
ATIS Elevator Inspections
Toll Free: 855.755.ATIS
July 4, 2016 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Cardinaal as Sales and Supply Chain Manager, Germany. In his new role, Mr. Cardinaal will be responsible for the integration, optimization and continuous improvement of customer-centric strategies and processes including sales, order processing, fulfilment, and support. He will lead a team of eight and will report directly to Norman Rosnersky, Managing Director of EHC Central Region.
Headquartered in Baesweiler, Germany, EHC’s Central Region operations include manufacturing and distribution facilities in Germany, Spain and France, regional sales offices in Slovakia and the United Kingdom and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
“To meet the growing needs and challenges of our customers, EHC continues to integrate its customer-focused philosophy in its day-to-day processes and operations,” said Norman Rosnersky. “The appointment of Mr. Cardinaal and the integration of our sales and supply chain operations reinforce EHC’s commitment to maximizing customer value and maintaining the highest levels of operational excellence, quality and customer satisfaction.”
Mr. Cardinaal has been a member of the EHC team since March 1995. He has held several management roles within the company including IT, project management and business development. Mr. Cardinaal holds a degree in Information Technology and Business Administration as well as a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences’ School of Technology (The Netherlands). He speaks Dutch, English and German.
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners, and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development, and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil and China and a global network of sales offices including Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit www.ehc-global.com.
John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing
1287 Boundary Road
Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
Augsburg – When comparing interlift with other lift trade fairs, leading representatives from the industry regularly emphasise the excellent value for money, short distances on the site despite continuous growth and – something that is actually the decisive factor for many – the unique quality of the visitors. Interlift project manager Joachim Kalsdorf has already been to a whole host of lift trade fairs this year, but regardless of whether in Cairo, Izmir, Istanbul or Mumbai, whether in Shanghai, London or Dubai – everywhere the people he spoke to praised the outstanding competence and international quality of the interlift trade fair public.
For the last interlift in 2015, the 20,440 visitors represent a healthy increase of 8 percent. But interlift has not only grown in terms of quantity. What has always been a high quality of international guests has risen once again. On the subject of internationality: 59 percent of visitors came from abroad, in total 97 countries were represented in Augsburg – more than ever before. The proportion of Asian guests rose to eight percent – about a third more than two years ago! Three percent of guests came from Amerika, one percent came from Africa and one percent from Australia.
What is perhaps the most impressive result of the representative survey by Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung [Gelszus Trade Fair Market Research] is the increase in visitors from the top level of management – so entrepreneurs, managing directors, board members or heads of official agencies – from 26 to 36 percent. This makes just under 7,500 visitors absolute top decision-makers, a figure which is without doubt unparalleled worldwide.
The fact that interlift is the leading international trade fair of the sector is also evidenced, among other things, by the very high proportion of decision-makers at the trade fair. At interlift 2015 the proportion of visitors involved in procurement and purchasing decisions rose to a record-breaking 84 percent (2013: 72 percent). A third of them make the decisions alone, 32 percent are co-decision-makers and a further 20 percent have an advisory role.
As a result, the number of business deals has also increased significantly: 27 percent of those surveyed stated that they had already made business deals by the time of the interview; in 2013, at “only” 12 percent, the figure was not even half of that.
Never before have so many lift companies registered so quickly for interlift. Over a third more registrations have currently been submitted to the project management compared with last year’s event; most of these are from regular exhibitors who want to secure their tried-and- tested stand placements. At the latest by the time of the trade fair hall layout planning, in August, companies interested should have registered so that individual placement requests can be considered where possible. The registration documents are available for download from www.interlift.de.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – June 28, 2016 – Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, today announced the presentation of its “Quattro® 1000 Club” award to Schindler Elevator Corporation. The award signifies that Schindler has installed over 1,000 Magnetek Quattro energy saving elevator drives in elevator modernization projects around the world.
“Demand for energy saving systems in our customers’ buildings continues to grow,” said Bill Lippman, Vice President, Modernization Sales, for Schindler. “That’s why our customers continue to select Magnetek’s Quattro elevator drives for their properties, now in over 1,000 installations.”
Quattro drives, including the Quattro DC, Quattro AC Enclosed, and the Company’s latest Quattro product, the Quattro AC Cube, a fully integrated, compact regenerative drive, offer proven energy savings, lower installation costs, and superior ride quality.
“We are pleased and honored to have been able to work with our partner, Schindler, to offer so many of their customers the advanced energy savings, high reliability, and smooth ride quality our Quattro drives provide,” said Ed Butte, director of Magnetek’s elevator drives business.
For more information, visit www.elevatordrives.com.
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in elevator, overhead material handling, and mining applications. The Company is the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated Energy Engineered® digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. Magnetek is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails, and is a leading provider of radio remote controls, motors, braking and collision avoidance subsystems. Magnetek is also a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.
With U.S. headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. Schindler is one of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler employs more than 57,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.
Schindler manufactures, installs, maintains and modernizes mobility solutions for almost every type of building requirement worldwide. The company specializes in latest-technology engineering, as well as mechanical and micro-technology products designed and rigorously tested for comfort, efficiency and reliability.
Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions and its equipment moves more than one billion people every day all over the world.
Pictured left to right: Ed Butte, Director Elevator Drives, Magnetek; Mark Wilson, Elevator Drives Business Development Manager, Magnetek; Mark Heckler, Principal Engineer Modernization Support, Schindler Elevator Corporation; Bill Lippman, Vice President Modernization Sales, Schindler Elevator Corporation