Upcoming Town Hall events:

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Recent Town Hall descriptions and recordings: 


Town Hall: Technology, IoT, and Alternative Testing
Date & Time: November 9, 2021, 2pm

Description: Technology is at the core of the service that the vertical transportation industry offers, and the various technologies are always changing. In this session, independent contractors will discuss tech solutions they have utilized to increase efficiency and profitability within their operation. Tapping into IoT (Internet of Things) innovations with sensor technology can reduce expenses, increase safety, and provide data to better forecast maintenance programs. This session covered how elevator contractors like YOU can utilize alternative testing to increase safety and better prepare clients for future alterations.

Panelists include:
Guneet Bedi, relayr
Chris Dodds, Liberty Elevator Experts (View his PowerPoint presentation HERE)
Sean Madden, Madden Elevator (View his PowerPoint presentation HERE)


Town Hall: Creating a Culture of Safety
Date & Time: August 31, 2021, 2pm

Description: The topic of safety has grown over time, creating whole sub-industries dedicated to safety and training. However, even with all the information and resources at your fingertips, what can you do at your company to instill a company value of safety that is as strong as your work ethic? This panel of elevator and lift safety experts go over some of the best ways to bring safety home.

Panelists include:
Patrick Bothwell, Draka EHC
Sandra A. Boudloche, OSHA Region VI
Lou DeLoreto, Elevate Safety Systems
Dave Smarte, NAEC


Town Hall: 2019 Code Update and AHJ Interpretations
Date & Time: May 25, 2021, 2pm

Description: Public and worker safety in elevator use is of critical importance, and the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over elevator safety are on the front lines of oversight of the code enforcement. With the changes that came with the 2019 Code Update, how are the local authorities responding and what do industry professionals need to know about the local interpretations of the update?

Panelists include:
Carl Burch, Vantage
Don Holloway, Kings III (View the PowerPoint presentation from Don and Dave of Kings III HERE)
Dave Mann, Kings III
Chris Strawn, Elevator Safety and Technical Services


Town Hall: Marketing New Products
Date: February 23, 2021

Description: In this competitive industry, what are the best ways to bring new products and innovations to customers? This panel discussion will explore some examples of companies in the elevator sector introducing new products to the market and what you can do to maximize your new product launch!

Panelists include:
Donald Gelestino, President, Champion Elevator Corp. (View his PowerPoint presentation HERE)
Sanjay Kamani, President & COO, KP Property Advisors, LLC
Bill Page, Director of Product Management,
Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.
Steve Wurth, CEO/President, Wurtec


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