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D&D Elevator Beefs Up Salesforce

18 • December 2015



D&D Elevator Maintenance, Inc. of Elmsford, New York, has added Michael

Brugg Announces New VP of Sales, Marketing for North America

Brugg Lifting has hired Mike Carr as its new vice president (VP) of Sales and Marketing for North America. His duties include overseeing company efforts to increase its distribution network, monitor lead generation and account development, enhance company client service capabilities, and coordinate and monitor North American sales


efforts. Carr will be based at Brugg’s headquarters in Rome, Georgia. Carr served for 17 years as director of Domestic and International Sales with Strongwell Corp, a major company in the fiber-reinforced-polymer structural component industry. Here, he oversaw an increase in overall sales and focused company efforts toward increasing staff effectiveness while promoting customer service. Carr is an alumnus of the University of Sarasota, where he earned a BS in Management. Brugg expects his skills of understanding the entire sales process, from targeting new customers to closing business with OEMs and distributors, to provide immediate benefits.

Lerch Bates Taps Hayes for Columbus Office

Lerch Bates Inc. has tapped Heath Hayes as a consultant for its Columbus, Ohio, office. He will work with general contractors, architects and other elevator consultants to see projects through from start to finish and ensure ongoing customer service. A second-generation elevator-industry professional, Hayes previously was a Modernization Sales representative at ThyssenKrupp, where he was responsible for the company’s growing Modernization division. He earned a BS in Business from Franklin University in Columbus and is a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate of the U.S. Green Building Council. Hayes

New York City (NYC)-based Vertical Systems Analysis, Inc. (VSA) is expanding with the addition of two locations and three team members. Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, VSA has added offices in Philadelphia and Miami to existing NYC and Chicago locations. Its new hires are Tim Lynch, formerly of Van Deusen & Associates (VDA), who will handle clients along the East Coast; Bill Appelbaum, formerly a district manager for ThyssenKrupp, who will be VSA’s liaison with CBRE Group, Inc. (formerly Johnson Controls) in facilitating a multiyear contract with NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. involving more than 20 facilities; and Robert Corcoran, who has experience with Lerch Bates Inc., Otis, Schindler and VDA, who will work with new and existing clients. VSA’s recent major projects include the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building in Boston and Topshop specialty retail chain, with which it has a national service contract. The firm anticipates additional expansion in 2016, including opening a New Jersey office to help serve the NYC area.

Coyle and Lynn Phillips to its sales team. Coyle has an extensive elevator background, having owned and operated Colonial Elevator in Long Island City, New York. Founded by Coyle’s father, the company serviced approximately 250 units in five New York City boroughs. He is a third-generation elevator-industry professional. Since that enterprise, he served as vice president of operations and was involved in maintenance, surveys, violations, scheduling and working with employees in numerous departments of several companies. He studied Electrical Engineering at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York. Phillips has significant experience in sales and customer service. She held various positions with Midland/Schindler Elevator Group in the Modernization, Scheduling, Accounting and Collections departments. At D&D, Phillips is assisting property managers, customers and private building owners with their maintenance and modernization needs.


VSA Adds Locations, Staff


Team members added in Georgia, New York and Ohio.


New Hires

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