Agenda

Sunday, September 18

  • 6:30am - 2:30pm
    Golf Tournament* (8am shotgun start)

    Champions Pointe is a Fuzzy Zoeller/Clyde-Johnston-design 18-hole golf course carved through the gorgeous landscape of southern Indiana. Each Hole of this par 72 layout offers a new and exciting challenge from tee to green. Paved cart paths bring these 18 holes together connecting tee boxes for every golfer’s skill level to the Zoysia grass fairways throughout the course. Multiple lakes and strategically placed bunkers add to the beauty of the slightly undulated greens. Champions Pointe is a demanding yet fair test for every golfer.

    Outing participants are required to wear clothing that is customary to golf. Players must wear collared shirts and golf shoes and may not wear sweat pants or cut-offs. Participants are expected to use proper conduct while on the golf course property. Players are responsible for obeying the posted daily cart path rules, replacing divots, repairing ball marks on the green and raking of sand traps. Unruly behavior, foul language, throwing of clubs, hitting shots into groups will not be tolerated. All golfers will be expected to adhere to proper golf etiquette including ready golf and keeping within sight of the foursome in front.

    The fee of $255 for members and $285 for non-members covers cart, green fees, boxed lunch, and 3 drinks from the beverage cart during tournament, prizes, and deluxe round-trip transportation.
  • 7:30am - 5:30pm
    Registration Open at Kentucky International Convention Center
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Exhibitor Setup
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Women in Motion meeting
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    New Member and First Time Attendee Reception (invitation only)
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Welcome Reception

    Looavul. Luhvul. Loueville. Louaville. Looeyville. No matter how you pronounce it, Louisville welcomes NAEC with open arms as we kick off the annual convention and exposition. Gather your friends and colleagues as we get you acquainted with all the Bourbon City has to offer. Finger lickin’ good food, a carefully poured drink, and fun entertainment that will have you running for the roses. Big hats are optional.

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Monday, September 19

  • 7:30am - 5:30pm
    Registration Open at Kentucky International Convention Center
  • 7:45am - 9:00am
    Welcome Breakfast

    Start your day off with a bountiful breakfast and a keynote presentation from Anirban Basu titled "No Time to Buy." In-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including elevated inflation, lingering pandemic, worker shortages, war in Europe, rising interest rates, and stepped up infrastructure spending. It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come: Is there more growth in our future, or is another recession on the way?

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  • 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Exhibitor Setup
  • 9:15am - 10:15am
    General Business Session (Members Only)

    The General Business Session is open to NAEC members only.

    Links to official documents related to the General Business Session and the official rules for conducting this annual meeting can be found below:

    2022 General Business Session Agenda
    NAEC Bylaws, updated 2022
    NAEC Standing Rules

  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Contractor Member Session (Contractor Members Only)
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Supplier Member Session (Supplier Members Only)
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Associate Member Session (Associate Members Only)
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Grab-n-Go Lunch
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm
    A/R Committee Meeting

    The Accessability and Residential Committee invites all interested NAEC members to this open meeting during the convention!

  • 12:30pm - 5:00pm
    Optional activity: A Taste (and Drink) of Louisville Tour*

    There’s no horsing around on this tour with an afternoon of stories of Louisville’s history and culture while enjoying a taste of local favorites. Right out of the gate, we start at the Frazier Kentucky History Museum to learn more about our host destination. Since the Frazier is the Official Starting Point of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, of course, there’s a private bourbon tasting experience for you. Next, your sweet tooth will be treated with a visit at Schimpff’s Confectionary. The Schimpff family has been making candy in Louisville since the 1850s and invite you to taste and see how it’s done. Then, round third base with the final stop at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Celebrate America’s Pastime with interactive exhibits and behind the scenes experiences.

    The fee of $200 for members and $240 for non-members includes a narrated tour, museum admission, tastings, a bourbon tasting, and deluxe round-trip transportation.

  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Conversations That Matter: Business Track Educational Sessions

    The Business Education sessions will be located in the Nunn Room on the second floor of the Galt House.

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Educational Session: Managing the Madness (aka the Elevator Business)

    This presentation will help you to manage your time to be as successful as possible. You will learn ways to manage all the different things that impact our industry from code changes to high priority customers.

    Location: Galt House, Nunn Room

    Speaker: John Mezzo, Dynasty Elevator

    Bio: John Mezzo is the Owner/Vice President of Dynasty Elevator. He has 15 years of sales, operations, and management experience. He is a Mechanical Engineer, NYC Licensed Elevator Agency Director, SST Supervisor, IUEC member.

  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    How to Elevate Your Sales Team and Organization to the Next Level

    Process improvement, how to increase productivity, how to manage a more effective business, and how to achieve better results.

    Speaker: Evan Epstein, Kase Millwork

    With over 20 years of custom cabinetry/paneling experience, Evan Epstein is currently the President of Kase Millwork, Inc, where he helps clients with creative architectural solutions. Specializing in making custom elevator interiors affordable and easy to install. Prior to joining Kase, Evan was the Director of Architecture / Senior Interior Specialist for SnapCab for 8 years. His responsibilities included large projects and Key/National accounts. He further assists in bringing new products and technology to market. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and attended Weidner Law.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Building Your Workforce

    Labor shortage impacting your business? A panel of industry professionals will share the results of a recent survey and some great ideas for increasing your team’s bench strength. Moderated by Amy DiPaolo with survey results presented by Asa Magnusson.

    The panel will include:

      Amy DiPaolo, Champion Elevator
      Asa Magnusson, AEG
      Ellie Webb, Delaware Elevator
      Kelly Oberhardt, Kone Spares

  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Conversations That Matter: Technical Track Educational Sessions

    The Technical Education sessions will be located in the Breathitt Room on the second floor of the Galt House.

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Freight Elevators Are on the Rise: What About Vertical Door Safety

    Facilities which specify vertical doors have changed, but the vertical door is still relevant. The vertical door is a mature product and can stay in service for decades, therefore, they are often modernized or are in need of modernization. The vertical door is also misunderstood and thought to be dangerous. This presentation will review how vertical door safety has evolved and how to improve safety through modernization.

    Speaker: Michael J. Ryan, Vice President, Business Development, The Peelle Company

    Michael J. Ryan is Vice President of Business Development for The Peelle Company, located at Peelle’s New York headquarters, and he is responsible for growing sales of new products and prospecting developing markets. He was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing managing freight elevator doors and related products in North America. He has been with Peelle since 1980 in a variety of sales and management positions. Ryan is a past board member of NAEC and as NAEC Exhibit Advisory Chairman, he was responsible for selecting Expo locations and managing exhibitor issues. Ryan was also past Chairman of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. He was Membership Chairmen and Supplier Board Member of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association and is an active member of NEII’s Communications Committee. Ryan’s industry acknowledgments include the New York’s Pop/Joe Golf Outing “Man of the year”, NAEC’s President’s Award, and the William C Sturgeon’s Distinguished Service Award.

  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
    Challenges Involved in Replacing Commercial VPLs & IPLs

    The VPL fleet is aging dramatically. VPLs came of age around 1990 due to the ADA law, and many need total replacement. Besides age, replacements are increasingly required as a result of some major brands closing and making spare parts scarce and product support non-existent. A18.1 and A117.1 will be cited extensively to support the presented information.

    When replacing VPLs, these challenges may apply:

      New lifts are wider and longer due to the latest versions of ADAAG and A117.1.Lifts may have the correct ID to meet the standard, but the new machines may be deeper or the side barrier structure wider than on the old lift.Making the existing hoistway too narrow.When replaced, power operators may have to be added to meet the accessibility standard and it is currently being enforced. For example, there were supposed to be operators when there was a ramp or there was not 18” next to the pull side, but it was not widely enforced.

    Strategies will be discussed to address the issues presented, including interpretation of the accessibility standard and the customization of the new lift in many ways.

    Speaker: Patrick Edwards, Soft Landings Vertical Services, Inc.

    Pat Edwards has achieved 36 years of elevator and lift industry experience beginning his career with The Cheney Company in 1985, followed by DME Access and Access Industries. In 1999, Patrick and his wife Jackie founded Integrity Elevators and Lifts. After selling the business in 2015, Patrick took roles in home elevator and commercial lift sales at EHLS and Access Elevator. In 2020, Patrick and Jackie again founded a business, Soft Landings Vertical Services, Inc. Patrick is a frequent presenter at NAEC and has served as the A/R committee chairman on numerous occasions. He serves on the ASME A17.1 Private Residence committee and the A18.1 committee.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    The Elevator Industry Field Employee's Safety Handbook

    The Elevator Industry Field Employee's Safety Handbook - moderated by T. Bruce MacKinnon, President, Elevator World Inc. Topics of discussion may include; Pit and Car Top Access, Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout and Fall Protection.

    Moderator: T. Bruce MacKinnon, Elevator World

    Panelists include:

    Keith Evans
    National Education & Safety Director
    Elevated Facility Services Company

    Kevin L. Brinkman PE
    Senior Director, Codes
    NEII

    E. Chris Strawn, CEI
    President
    Elevator Safety & Technical Services (ESTS)

    Lou DeLoreto
    Vice President Employee Health & Safety
    American Elevator Group

    Bio: T. Bruce MacKinnon is President and CEO of Elevator World, Inc., the global publisher for the vertical-transportation industry. He takes great pride in continuing the vision of his grandfather, Elevator World founder William C. Sturgeon who saw Elevator World as the nucleus and main communicator for the industry, while providing it a worldwide marketing platform. Over the past 17 years, MacKinnon has expanded Elevator World through partnerships and new product launches. The company now reaches all corners of the globe through its print and digital magazines, including ELEVATOR WORLD, ELEVATOR WORLD India, ELEVATOR WORLD Turkiye, ELEVATOR WORLD Middle East, ELEVATOR WORLD Europe, ELEVATOR WORLD UK and ELEVATOR WORLD China; as well as its digital newsletters and educational products. MacKinnon is the third-generation owner following his mother Ricia S. Hendrick. He has spent most of his career in sales/marketing and management and has won numerous sales awards and profit achievements.

Tuesday, September 20

  • 7:30am - 5:30pm
    Registration Open at Kentucky International Convention Center
  • 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
    Panel discussion: OSHA Alliance Discussion

    Come and interact with the Alliance Partners and ask questions on the Alliance and how it will affect you, your business, employees, and the industry.

    Panelists:

    • Amy Blankenbiler (NEII)
    • Sandra Boudloche (OSHA)
    • Curtis Devillers (NEIEP)
    • Tina Jones (OSHA)
    • Mike Langer (IUEC)
    • Mark Mullins (EIWPF)
    • David Smarte (NAEC)
    • Anthony Towey (OSHA)
    • James Touey (OSHA)

    Speaker: Anthony Towey, CIH, OSHA

    Bio: Anthony Towey, CIH is the Director of OSHA Training Institute located in Arlington Heights, IL. Anthony began his career with OSHA as an Industrial Hygienist at the Chicago North Area Office. Anthony was an Instructor at the National OSHA Training Institute for three years. He was also an Assistant Area Director at the OSHA Aurora Area Office for six years. Mr. Towey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Northeastern Illinois University and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

    Speaker: David Smarte, NAEC

    Bio: Mr. Smarte serves as NAEC's Global Education and Safety Officer. He has over 40 years of experience assembling and guiding teams in all aspects of elevator related industry. An expert in code compliance of conveyances, he has a passion for leading strategies to enhance workplace safety. He is trained and experienced in ASME, ANSI, OSHA and other state/federal safety regulations, and he has experience in designing and facilitating training sessions on operational safety. For many years, Mr. Smarte has provided volunteer leadership in several areas for NAEC, including serving on the Board of Directors and chairing the Education and Safety Committee. Mr. Smarte is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious NAEC William C. Sturgeon Award for excellence in the industry.

    Speaker: James Touey, OSHA

    Bio: James Touey is the OSHA Region III Labor Liaison. His jurisdiction includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. As the OSHA Region III Labor Liaison Mr. Touey is a facilitator between OSHA Region III and their stakeholders. He represents OSHA's Region III as a contact for OSHA at meetings of employer organizations, trade associations, labor organizations as well as community and faith-based organizations. Mr. Touey is a designated Regional III contact for the OSHA Elevator Industry Safety Partners Alliance, a Multi-Region Alliance with OSHA signed in September 2019 and renewed for five years in 2021. Mr. Touey has worked for 25 years as a Compliance Officer, Compliance Assistance Specialist and Labor Liaison.

    Speaker: Sandra A. Boudloche, OSHA

    Bio: Sandra A. Boudloche is the Region VI Labor Liaison, Recordkeeping Coordinator, and SHMS Manager for OSHA.

    Speaker: Tina Jones, OSHA

    Bio: Tina Jones is OSHA's Deputy Director in their Washington, D.C., office.

  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Education: "A18.1 2020 Update"

    Review of all the recent changes in the 2020 version of A18.1 including a review of the changes in the 2017 version.

    Speaker: Doug Boydston, Handi-Lift, Inc.

    Bio: Douglas Boydston founded Handi-Lift, Inc. with his parents Donald and Daphne in 1975 and has 30+ years’ experience in the accessibility equipment field. Mr. Boydston became the President of Handi-Lift in 1990. In 2014 Handi-Lift, Inc. was turned over to Mr. Boydston’s son James Boydston who is now owner and President. Mr. Boydston has extensive experience working with architects and engineers to design custom platform lifts to better serve those with mobility impairments. Handi-Lift has won design awards for work at the Four Seasons, Lincoln Center, The Waldorf Astoria, General Theological Seminary, The Puck Building. We have installed custom designed glass and stainless lifts at Pierpont Morgan Library, in the New York Times building, and the new Bank of America tower. Mr. Boydston is a Past President of NAEC (National Association of Elevator Contractors) and a member of AEMA (Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association). He is past chairman of the Accessibility Committee of NAEC and has been a featured speaker at NAEC conventions. He has also lectured for NAVTP (National Association of Vertical Transportation Professionals) and Elevator Associations in NY, NJ, CT and Florida. He has spoken to NYS building officials and his program was certified for continuing education credits. He is active in codes at the local, State and National levels and is currently Vice-Chair of the main committee of the ASME A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts. He was a member of NYC Mayor’s Committee to recommend adoption of IBC 2003 - Accessibility Committee. Doug is a Past President of NAEC, Past Chair of ASME A18.1 and a current NAEC member.

    Speaker: Doug Boydston, Handi-Lift, Inc.

    Bio: Douglas Boydston founded Handi-Lift, Inc. with his parents Donald and Daphne in 1975 and has 30+ years’ experience in the accessibility equipment field. Mr. Boydston became the President of Handi-Lift in 1990. In 2014 Handi-Lift, Inc. was turned over to Mr. Boydston’s son James Boydston who is now owner and President. Mr. Boydston has extensive experience working with architects and engineers to design custom platform lifts to better serve those with mobility impairments. Handi-Lift has won design awards for work at the Four Seasons, Lincoln Center, The Waldorf Astoria, General Theological Seminary, The Puck Building. We have installed custom designed glass and stainless lifts at Pierpont Morgan Library, in the New York Times building, and the new Bank of America tower. Mr. Boydston is a Past President of NAEC (National Association of Elevator Contractors) and a member of AEMA (Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association). He is past chairman of the Accessibility Committee of NAEC and has been a featured speaker at NAEC conventions. He has also lectured for NAVTP (National Association of Vertical Transportation Professionals) and Elevator Associations in NY, NJ, CT and Florida. He has spoken to NYS building officials and his program was certified for continuing education credits. He is active in codes at the local, State and National levels and is currently Vice-Chair of the main committee of the ASME A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts. He was a member of NYC Mayor’s Committee to recommend adoption of IBC 2003 - Accessibility Committee. Doug is a Past President of NAEC, Past Chair of ASME A18.1, and a current NAEC member.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Education: "Code Requirements for Multimedia Emergency Communication"

    Understanding the changes and requirements of ANSI A17.B44 as it relates to elevator emergency communications.

    Speaker: Mark Yako, Wurtec

    Bio: Mark has been in the elevator industry since 1984, starting as a helper for Otis Elevator. Transitioning to sales in 1990 he gained experience as both a contractor and vendor representative with each an increase in responsibilities. Prior to joining Wurtec in October of 2020, he was with GAL Manufacturing for over 10 years representing the company primarily in the Northeast USA and at national events and conferences. He also spent three years as Northeast US Sales Manager for Draka. In his current role Mark represents Wurtec’s full product line with a focus primarily in the Northeast and special key accounts.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Education: "Residential Elevator Door Gap Safety Solutions"

    2022 Door Gap Code Review for 5.3 PRE:

    • Review of Residential Door Gap Code History
    • Review Changes and process to make changes to the ASME 5.3 PRE Code
    • Review Current Code for ¾” & 4” Door gap Rule
    • Discuss options and solutions for Existing units & New Installations
    • What Tools are not in code yet and would they be viable options?
    • Hazard Analysis

     

    Speaker: Craig Jones, Country Home Elevator

    Bio: Craig Jones is a 20+ year member of NAEC, having served as Association Secretary during his Board of Directors’ tenure. A Committee Member of the ASME 5.3 Residential Elevators Section. Craig has been a leader in changing and influencing safety code changes, having assisted with hazard analysis and answering code questions posed to the 5.3 Committee. He has been a part of designing elevators and lifting systems and has a working prototype of an innovative system Stairwell Elevator.

    Speaker: Craig Jones, Country Home Elevator

    Bio: Craig Jones is a 20+ year member of NAEC, having served as Association Secretary during his Board of Directors’ tenure. A Committee Member of the ASME 5.3 Residential Elevators Section. Craig has been a leader in changing and influencing Safety Code changes, having assisted with Hazard Analysis and Answering Code Questions posed to the 5.3 Committee. He has been a part of designing Elevators and lifting systems and has a working prototype of an innovative system Stairwell Elevator.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    NexGen Luncheon (by invitation)
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Education: "Future Proofing Your Telephony"

    Technology has influenced how we communicate but what happens when a new technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? There are some new players in the telecom industry, but there are also challenges when migrating away from Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) for elevator emergency phone systems. This session will look at changes in telecom industry and current options available. Discussion will encompass the risks, liabilities and implications faced when making a telephony change and how it impacts a building's elevators.

    Speaker: Don Holloway, Kings III Communications

    Bio: Don Holloway has been with Kings III Emergency Communications for ten years but in the elevator trade for over 20. During that time he has worked as a mechanic, service manager, inspector, and consultant. He carries a Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) with the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) and Certified Elevator Technician (CET) with the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) in addition to 25 individual state licenses and is a frequent speaker at both NAESA and NAEC education sessions. Don also sits on the Electrical Code Committee with ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and working closely with local jurisdictions to ensure compliance.

    Speaker: James Bowers, Kings III Communications

    Bio: James Bowers has worked with Kings III for over 17 years and has been specifically focused on elevator emergency communication systems for over five. Recently his focus has shifted and he has taken the lead in overseeing the installation of all ASME 2019 and IBC 2018/2021 compliant systems.

  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
    Education: "Elevator I/O – Design Types and Placement"

    Understanding basic controller concepts related to conventional (local) I/O vs. serial I/O, especially inputs, and the companion schematics that describe them is the key to a quality elevator application at all stages: quotation, installation and maintenance.

    Speaker: Tom Reamsnyder, Virginia Controls

    Bio: Manager of Engineering with 35 years at Virginia Controls and +38 years in elevator controller design applying all types of DC & AC motors and drives including the latest Regen & PM (Permanent Magnet) AC technology; and most recently overseeing the development of the Vision Serial I/O Controller product line – VC’s 3rd & 4th generation non-PLC, u-Processor based elevator controller.

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Education: "Presentation on the Quarterly Global Industry Survey / InterLIFT"

    Attendees will hear about the latest news from the Quarterly Global Industry Survey of Interlift visitors.

    Speaker: Joachim Kalsdorf, AFAG

    Speaker: Massimo Bezzi, European Federation for Elevator Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EFESME)

    Bio: Massimo Bezzi is the President and Treasurer of the European Federation for Elevator Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EFESME). Actively involved in EFESME since its foundation in 2005, he also served as vice-president for ten years, between 2008 and 2018. He is Chairman of ICM Lift Components, an Italian SME manufacturing lift components. Mr. Bezzi has always been and is at the forefront of the national, European, and the international regarding the concerns of small and medium-sized lift companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ANACAM (Italy) and of Elevator World Inc. Since December 2022, Mr. Bezzi has been a member of the Board of Directors of SBS - Small Business Standards, the European association promoting and supporting SME-friendly standardization and SMEs participation in the standard making processes.

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Cocktail Reception

    Kick back, relax, and toast to a day of full of education and exploring the tradeshow floor. Meet us at the Convention Center for barrels of fun with regional hors d‘oeuvres and a cocktail along with one-of-a-kind entertainment. Then, head out for a spirited night on your own taking in the hospitality and rich culinary scene of Louisville.

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) Reception

    Hats-Bats-Cocktails & Desserts As you know each year NAEC graciously allows EESF to host an event that raises money for our programs and awareness. Come and enjoy Hats-Bats-Cocktails & Dessert!!!

    https://link.edgepilot.com/s/36d51c07/HFArhytQ40ipV_gCo-D0-w?u=https://iaec.regfox.com/eesf-hats-bats-cocktails-dessert-event

    Thank you so much. See you in September. Located in the Kentucky International Convention Center, Room M100

    Speaker: Speaker TBA,

Wednesday, September 21

  • 7:30am - 3:00pm
    Registration Open at Kentucky International Convention Center
  • 8:00am - 9:30am
    Awards Breakfast

    As home to legendary champion Muhammad Ali, it’s only fitting that this year’s Awards Breakfast celebrates the “Greatest” – our members. Join us as we recognize the outstanding contributions our membership has had on our industry and NAEC’s past, present, and future.

  • 9:30am - 3:00pm
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:00am - 10:30am
    Elevator World's Ellie Awards
  • 10:00am - 11:00am
    Education: "Improving Hydraulic Elevator Performance"

    You will learn how to properly determine when to survey and replace a power unit, and they will cover the advantages & disadvantages of submersible vs. dry power units. Learn how to select the correct application for your unit (such as dry vs. sub, or tandem vs. single configuration). You will learn how to improve floor to floor leveling time and improving ride quality.

    Speaker: Mike Hogan, MEI

    Bio: Mike Hogan is a sales professional with over 10 years of exposure within the industry and is currently the Business Development Manager at MEI. Mike has extensive experience in lead generation, contract management and customer service. Prior to joining MEI in 2013, Mike was the Director of Operations for a local elevator contractor in the Philadelphia market. He is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a BS in Business Management.

    Speaker: Steve Romnes, MEI

    Bio: Steve Romnes is the original Control Freak and is currently an Executive VP at MEI with over 40 years of industry experience. 10 of those years were spent installing, servicing, and repairing elevators as an IUEC mechanic. He is the founding developer of Reflex and the original Appello. Steve is passionate about giving back as well as being a Younglife Leader and a positive influence on today’s youth.

  • 11:45am - 12:45pm
    Education: "Installation and Testing of Elevator Equipment: Safeties, Speed Governors, and Secondary Braking"

    Safety Components need to be installed and tested for proper operation, this course is designed to convey the correct installation and adjustment procedures for the Hollister Whitney Rope Gripper, Drum Brake and Governor.

    Speaker: Doug Dietrich, Hollister Whitney

    Bio: Mr. Dietrich holds a degree in Electromechanical Technology and a Licensed Electrician. He has been employed with Hollister-Whitney Elevator for 30 plus years. His current duties in the R&D department include Proto-Typing Testing and Certifying Elevator Products with various Testing Agencies (CSA, UL and LIFT INSTITUTE); Senior Field Support; and Technical Assistance.

  • 11:45am - 12:45pm
    Education: "New Technology and Various Elevator Applications"

    Learn how new technology has impacted elevator applications, such as the impact on MRL’s, Hydros, and other various elevator systems technologies. We will discuss:

    • Code requirements, variance requirements, and AHJ interpretations, that we have experienced.
    • The difference between code for systems with and without closets (specifically hydros), including code and clearance requirements, access, ventilation requirements and considerations.
    • Nuances, issues, and various issues regarding all types of elevator systems, with a focus on pit props, piping, rupture valves, pressure switches, guards and shrouding, and more.

    Speaker: Frank Giampa, Delaware Elevator

    Bio: Frank Giampa has worked with Delaware Elevator since 2007 and has over 20 years in elevator trade. His qualifications include: Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) -Certification Test Passed, Certification pending National Association of Elevator Contractors ANSI accreditation; National Association of Elevator Contractors, Vertical Transportation Management Program; American Society of Mechanical Engineers: A17 Private Residence and Limited Use Elevator Committees Affiliation; and Areas of Experience include: Codes - Familiarity with IBC Codes, ASME A17 family of codes, Accessibility Codes.

  • 3:01pm - 9:00pm
    Exhibit Dismantling
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    Dregs Party

    And down the stretch they come. It’s a safe bet that this year’s Dregs Party will be one for the books as we celebrate our last night in Louisville. Tonight, we’ll be above the excitement of downtown’s 4th Street as we take over Tavern on 4th for a fun and casual evening. Challenge your friends to a game, enjoy great food, and raise a mint julep to a successful convention.

    A continuous shuttle will run from 6:45pm-9:45pm between the Dregs Party site and the Galt House.

Thursday, September 22