Denver, IA – January 2021 - Schumacher Elevator Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Bret Abels to the newly created role of VP of Business Development, effective January 25, 2021.

“We are pleased to welcome Bret to our team as we continue to expand our market presence in the Midwest and invest in the growth of our business,” commented Jeff Schumacher, CEO of Schumacher Elevator. “In his new role, Bret will help identify strategic business opportunities for the company and will serve as a member of our management team.”

Bret comes to Schumacher with over 30 years of experience in the industry, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of O’Keefe Elevator in Omaha, Nebraska. He sat on the board of the National Association of Elevator Contractors for three years and served as president in 2016. He also served as an Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation officer for two years.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be part of a successful family owned busines that has pride in their products and employees,” Bret stated. “I love the industry but the most important thing to me is being proud of your company and what you do. I look forward to being part of the Schumacher team and working to help enhance the company’s future.”


About Schumacher Elevator
Established in 1936, Schumacher Elevator is a well-known and respected family owned and operated company that designs, manufactures, installs, and services custom passenger and freight elevators throughout the Midwest and provides wholesale equipment to partners throughout the United States. Schumacher Elevator is based out of Denver, Iowa and built on a solid foundation of high quality custom products and excellent customer service.