New York, NY – August, 2019 - Champion Elevator Corp. announced that Gary Kozlowski has been appointed Regional President of Finance, a new position within Champion Elevator, effective August 5th, 2019. Kozlowski will report to Donald Gelestino, President and CEO of Champion.
We are pleased to welcome Gary to our team, where he will make an immediate impact in providing leadership and full oversight of Champion Elevator’s financial and accounting operations,” said Champion Elevator’s President and CEO, Donald Gelestino. "He joins us at an ideal time as we are working on a finance transformation and other strategic initiatives to improve efficiency across the organization, underpinning our growth momentum. We appreciate his willingness to serve and we look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and judgment.”
Prior to this appointment, Gary has over 37 years of broad experience across the elevator industry and will add a valuable perspective to Champion Elevator. He brings expertise in strengthening organizations, improving control environments, and enhancing financial planning and analysis capabilities. He has led various operational improvement programs during his career, both as CFO and working as a regional finance manager as well as many other finance roles, where he gained a deep understanding of what drives the business. Gary spent 32 years of his career at Otis Elevator. After working for Otis, he spent several years at Thyssen Krupp, and Schindler working as a Financial Controller. The most rewarding aspect of his career thus far has been witnessing the success of his team.
Gary Kozlowski is honored to be a part of Champion Team as the Regional President of Finance and he hopes to grow Champion Elevator to its full potential. Within his new role, Gary is responsible for improving the financial performance of Champion Elevator. He will put an emphasis on evolving into a customer centric organization through internal collaboration. He believes the most influential factor of a successful service company is a strong field force that values the customer. His deep financial background and broad knowledge of operations will be valuable in ensuring Champion remains financially strong. Gary is ideally suited for his new role and to be a key member of Champion Elevator’s executive management team as we continue to maximize results for our customers, create a valued service and deliver profitable growth.
Gary Kozlowski is a native Connecticut resident. Gary is a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky where he studied Accounting and Finance. From there, he pursued a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Planning from the University of Hartford and Bentley University.
About Champion Elevator
Champion Elevator Corp. is an independently owned, full-service elevator maintenance, repair, violation removal, and testing company. All services are provided throughout New York City's five boroughs, Westchester, Long Island, as well as, future United States markets.