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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.”

About EHC Global Inc.

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.

 

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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – June 14, 2016 - Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, today announced the addition of Vincent Hoe as Business Development Manager for its Elevator Drives business in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Hoe will manage Magnetek’s elevator drive sales and support operations for modernization and new construction projects in the Asia-Pacific region including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Shanghai and Australia.

“Vincent brings over 20 years’ experience in the elevator industry,” said Ed Butte, director of Magnetek’s elevator drives business. “We are extremely pleased Vincent has agreed to join our team and believe he will be instrumental in advancing the adoption of our state-of-the-art elevator drives in the Asia-Pacific region, and will provide customers with superb technical service and support.” Butte continued, “We will also be adding a technical resource, reporting to Mr. Hoe, to support current and new customers in this region.”

During Mr. Hoe’s tenure in the elevator industry, he has held management, technical sales, and support positions at Fujitec Singapore Corporation, Ltd. and its subsidiary, FSP Pte Ltd., ThyssenKrupp Elevator Pte Ltd., and Otis Elevator Company Pte Ltd. Mr. Hoe will be based out of the Singapore office of Magnetek’s parent company, Columbus McKinnon.

Mr. Hoe is a Singapore citizen and earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Mr. Hoe speaks fluent Chinese and English.

 

About Magnetek

Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of Energy Engineered® 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 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.

 

 

Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. has released a new, cutting edge elevator landing system. Designed with the tallest buildings and the fastest elevators in mind, the SmartPositioning Landing System tracks elevator speed and position with high precision and superior reliability. The contact-less dual infrared cameras continuously read the absolute position on the QR Code Tape mounted along the guide rail.

The SmartPositioning Landing System was designed for simple installation, accuracy and reliability. This system utilizes pre-assembled bracketing clips which allows for quick installations, while the two sensor cameras are checked independently to verify correct readings.

SmartPositioning has high light reserve and has been tested and proven to be insensitive to extreme levels of smoke, dust and temperature variation.

The absolute position system can be utilized in every elevator configuration, including modernization and retrofitting projects.

Pricing for the new landing system is competitive and Smartrise has received favorable responses from its customers.

For more information on SmartView 2.0 Monitoring, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.

About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Contact:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc.

Tammy Holley, Marketing Manager

916-457-5129, ext. 318

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Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. has released a new, more robust monitoring tool that allows contractors, building owners, government entities, and universities to track the overall health of their elevator systems, 24-hours a day, seven (7) days a week via a computer, smartphone or tablet. All cars and all jobs can be monitored on the same screen or through a geographically-displayed map.

SmartView 2.0 is a tool that captures vital run data and provides real-time and historical data for fault analysis and troubleshooting. Users have local and remote viewing and control capabilities. The state-of-the-art system sends user-defined alerts to those that can quickly take care of issues, minimizing downtime and improving customer satisfaction.

Pricing is subscription based and is competitively priced.

For more information on SmartView 2.0 Monitoring, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.

About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Contact:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc.

Tammy Holley, Marketing Manager

916-457-5129, ext. 318

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Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. announces the release of its custom, pre-labeled Traveler and Hoistway Cables. “We decided to offer custom cabling along with our elevator controller to make installations more simple and expedient,” said President and CEO, Gilbert Zogbi. “With the wires pre-labeled to match the terminal name on the Smartrise Controller, our simplified solution will help to prevent wiring errors and reduce installation time.”

Smartrise has two styles of the Traveler Cable and one for the Hoistway Cable. The Traveler Cables have composite conductors, textile braid, steel or jute core, and PVC jacket. They both come with four shielded, jacketed pairs with an extra shielded pair for other use. One version comes with a coaxial. These Traveler Cables are the smallest in the industry with diameters of 1.29” and 1.185”. These cables have the following approvals: UL Type ETT, NEC Compliant, CSA Type ETT, and CSA FT1.

The Hoistway Cable has a core of one insulated conductor and filler; with 20 insulated conductors in the 2 layers. The binder is nylon with an open spiral wrap. This cable has the following approvals: UL Hoistway, NEC Compliant, and CSA Hoistway.

The pricing is competitive and Smartrise has received positive response from its customers.

For more information on these cables, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.

About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Contact:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc.

Tammy Holley, Marketing Manager

916-457-5129, ext. 318

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