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Gallagher to Help Build NY Area Sales for Peelle


John Gallagher has joined the sales team for The Peelle Co., focusing on maintaining and building the freight elevator and passenger door businesses in the New York area. Gallagher comes from a four-year career as a sales executive for Fujitec America in Clifton, New Jersey, where he was recognized for his success securing maintenance, repair and modernization work. He studied Business Management at Bergen Community College and Finance and Economics at William Patterson University.

McGrath Joins McDonough Elevators


Patrick McGrath has joined McDonough Elevators as Eastern Regional Sales manager. McGrath will be based in McDonough’s Baltimore office and focus on constructionhoist rental sales in the eastern U.S., as well as the Atlanta area. He has more than six years of industrial-equipment sales experience, and McDonough observed that his “personality and experience are assets that will complement and enhance the company’s ability to meet the needs of our customers.”

Brugg Promotes Dreps to Quality Leadership Role


Brugg Wire Rope has promoted Patrick Dreps to vice president of Quality Management. In this role, he is responsible for implementing lean manufacturing at Brugg’s production plant in Rome, Georgia, and is the company’s Quality representative. He reports directly to President and General Manager Joseph Thompson. Dreps has worked in diverse industries and managed facilities’ technical operations, products, manufacturing and engineering. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of West Georgia.

Turner, Groenwoldt Promoted by Lerch Bates Lerch Bates Inc. has promoted industry veterans Jim Turner and Derek Groenwoldt. Turner is now vice president of Modernization for the company’s Elevator Consulting Group. He joined Lerch Bates in 2014 as project manager for the Great Lakes Region, headquartered in Chicago (EW, July 2014). Described by Lerch Bates President Bart Stephan as a respected leader in the industry who has been instrumental in the company’s growth, Turner has more than 24 years of industry experience and will report directly to Stephan. Groenwoldt has been promoted from project to regional manager in the Chicago office of the Elevator Consulting Group. Groenwoldt joined the company in 2012 and has more than 13 years of industry experience. Vice President of the Northeast Area Eric Rupe, to whom Groenwoldt will report, said Groenwoldt has played a prominent role in the modernization market in Chicago and has been instrumental in regional growth. In Groenwoldt’s new role, he is overseeing new construction, modernization and maintenance management. Groenwoldt

evolution into a leadership position have contributed to his advancement.    Brown launched his Columbia career in November 1998 as a welder. Over time, he worked in all departments, gaining the knowledge and understanding of plant operations that have led to his supervisor role. As his role evolved, his responsibilities grew to include shop loading; manager hiring; and the coordination of sales, engineering and purchasing functions to ensure customer requirements are met. Brown’s leadership qualities and expanded role in the company were major factors in his promotion.


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