Agenda

Monday, September 14

Tuesday, September 15

  • 9:00am - 4:45pm
    Vantage Networking Lounge

    Vantage has presentations throughout the day in their Networking Lounge. See their full schedule.

  • 9:00am - 4:45pm
    Standard Elevator Systems Networking Lounge
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm
    relayr Networking Lounge
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm
    Siemens Networking Lounge
  • 10:00am - 10:15am
    Welcome

    Room: Auditorium

  • 10:15am - 11:15am
    Opening Keynote - Robert Stevenson

    If You Don’t Like Change, You Are Going to Hate Extinction

    When you're finished changing, you're finished." (Benjamin Franklin)

    Change is a constant. You can either choose to embrace it or watch as your business disintegrates right before your eyes. Everyone is standing on shaky ground. Today's King of the Mountain could be tomorrow's case study on failure.

    Especially now, in today's tenuous economy, it is still the customer who is driving the ship. No matter what else is happening, it is the customer who is choosing when and where to spend their money. This program explores change ... the successes, the failures, the reasons behind both and how to capitalize on the opportunities that are created because of change.

    Robert Stevenson is an expert at building a high-performance culture, improving efficiency, and accelerating growth. He is one of the most widely sought-after speakers in the world today, as well as a best-selling author. He has owned five companies, sold internationally in over 20 countries, along with holding positions from Salesman to Chief Executive Officer.

    Robert has spoken to over 2,500 companies throughout the world and his research in the area of corporate and entrepreneurial success is extensive. Over 2 million people have benefitted from his powerful, practical, compelling and thought-provoking programs. He has interviewed over 10,000 employees, managers, and senior executives in over 250 industries. He calls upon his knowledge of what he has learned from some of the most innovative, resourceful, and powerful companies in the world, along with what he learned running his own companies and shares this wisdom with his audiences. He is a true master at blending facts, inspiration, conviction, and humor into all his programs.

    His lectures are designed to prepare companies for the 21st century. With a powerful blend of experience, research, case studies, and competitor perspectives, Robert’s original insights help organizations, business leaders, and associates understand how to unleash their future potential. With over 30 years of extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience, he teaches companies and people how to deal with risk, competition, and the ever-changing business environment.

    Mr. Stevenson’s client list reads like a Who’s Who in business. Companies like FedEx, Prudential, Lockheed Martin, Carrier, Anheuser-Busch, Chevron, American Express, and Berkshire Hathaway continue to rely on him for a fresh, unique perspective on businesses’ most crucial issues.

    Room: Auditorium

  • 11:20am - 12:20pm
    IAEC General Business Meeting

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: IAEC Representative,

  • 11:20am - 2:30pm
    Exhibits Open

    Exhibits will be staffed during 11:20am - 2:30pm. Drop in at this time for one-on-one chats and appointments.

    Exhibits will be available 24 hours per day. Please leave a business card if you are visiting after hours.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
    KONE Spares Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 1

  • 12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Elevator U General Business Meeting

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Elevator U Representative,

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Education: Maintenance Control Program: Managed Maintenance

    How to design and implement a complete A17.1/B44 code compliant Maintenance Control Program (MCP). There are no proprietary tools or proprietary software costs. The presenter will display a system that runs on an IOS device app with password access by the mechanic/technician as an example. Customers access the reporting information on any web browser. The maintenance information is derived from a survey and the analysis of the unit establishes the intervals and specific tasks for that unit using Code required metrics and experience. The Code also requires records, these will be explained, as well as callbacks and category testing.

    Standards used in this presentation: ASME A17.1-2013/B44-13 through ASME A17.1-2019/B44-19, section 8.6.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: John Koshak, Elevator Safety Solutions LLC

    Bio: Mr. Koshak entered the elevator industry in 1980 in San Francisco, rising to adjuster in 1983. He was a National Elevator Industry Educational Program instructor from 1982 to 1991. In 1996, he patented and developed the LifeJacket® Plunger Gripper and in 1997 he was appointed to Vice President of Technical Support for Adams Elevator Equipment Company. In 2001 he went to Thyssenkrupp Elevator in a research and design capacity and in 2004, became Director of Codes and Standards, North Americas Business Unit. In 2008 he went full time into his consulting firm, Elevator Safety Solutions, LLC. In 2016, he founded eMCP, LLC to provide code compliant Maintenance Control Programs for Owners, Consultants, and Companies.

    He holds several US and foreign patents, has authored two books, a novel in 2006 (The Pool Manager) and a technical book on the Maintenance Control Program in 2010 (Maintenance on New Equipment Designs), and has authored three Certified Elevator Technician (CET) Courses; Course 7, Unit 13 Construction Wiring, Equipment and Course 8, Unit 14 Hydraulic Theory and Installation, and Course 6, Traction Theory, Maintenance, Testing, and Safety. He has authored over 20 articles and seven Continuing Education articles for Elevator World Magazine. He is approved as an instructor in several states providing code education for continuing education for mechanic licensing. He is currently a member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee, B44 Technical Committee, and a member of several ASME, AWEA, CSA, UL, and ANSI Committees. He is a NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector, C2346. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors for Elevator World Magazine and President of the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC). He was formerly a member of the NAEC Education Committee and the NAEC Board of Certification, former Chairman of the NAEC Codes and Standards Committee, and former Chairman of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Resco.Net Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 1

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Wurtec Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 2

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Education: The OSHA Inspection - Are You Prepared?

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: James Touey, OSHA

    Bio: James Touey is the Labor Liaison for OSHA Region III.

  • 2:35pm - 3:35pm
    Education: Elevator Selection for Low-Rise Buildings

    Elevators are integral to accessible, smooth, and efficient operations in many applications. For low-rise buildings, hydraulic or gearless machine room-less (MRL) elevators are most common; this course presents the differences between the two in installation, maintenance, speed, energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost. Also addressed are the distinctions between proprietary and nonproprietary elevator systems and recommendations on how to specify a nonproprietary system to maximize its long-term benefits.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Travis Hall, Alliance Elevator Solutions

    Bio: Travis Hall General Manager & Partner at Alliance Elevator Solutions (AES) As an innovator at heart, I’ve always been the kind of guy who loves to think outside the box especially when it comes to running a business. If there’s a problem or a new way to do something, you can bet I’ll be working on solving it or dreaming it up! This passion for “more” has led me on an incredible journey professionally, as I’ve worked around the world in various positions for global manufacturing companies, both in the European and North American heavy equipment and elevator industries. With all that traveling, it's ironic that life has led me to run AES out of a small rural town in Pennsylvania. I’ve been fortunate to have learned from some the best in the field, and it’s given me a passion to support who I’ve found to be the hardest working folks in the industry – the independent elevator contractor. AES is the first non-propriety elevator manufacture focused solely on supporting the independent contractor from the ground up, and we’ve got big plans for the continued growth of the elevator industry. When I’m not servicing the elevator industry, you can find me on my boat at Lake Raystown, training for my next obstacle race or spending time with my two sons.

  • 2:35pm - 3:35pm
    Education: Taking Advantage of Control System Technology

    In this session we will discuss aspects of control system technology that provide enhanced safety, product reliability, and improved efficiencies in system installation and service throughout the installed product lifetime. Having a fundamental understanding of these technologies will improve installation project timelines and improve the time to resolution for post-installation troubleshooting activities. Specific implementation details offered by GAL GALaxy IV and Elevator Controls Pixel controls will be used to illustrate concepts.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Rick Cahoon, GAL Manufacturing

    Bio: Rick Cahoon is the Principal Research & Development Hardware Engineer at GAL Manufacturing. Rick has 39 years of elevator industry experience, designing, adjusting, and servicing elevator control systems at Baxco, Elevator Controls, Automatic Elevator, and G.A.L. Manufacturing.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    RAM Elevators and Lifts Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 1

  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
    Standard Elevator Systems Networking Lounge: Door Systems Presentation

Wednesday, September 16

  • 9:00am - 4:45pm
    Vantage Networking Lounge
  • 9:00am - 4:45pm
    Standard Elevator Systems Networking Lounge
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm
    relayr Networking Lounge
  • 9:00am - 3:30pm
    Siemens Networking Lounge
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
    ECS Corporation Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 1

  • 10:00am - 11:10am
    Welcome and UNITED Awards Presentations

    Room: Auditorium

  • 11:10am - 2:20pm
    Exhibits Open

    Exhibits will be staffed during 11:20am - 2:30pm. Drop in at this time for one-on-one chats and appointments.

    Exhibits will be available 24 hours per day. Please leave a business card if you are visiting after hours.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Education: Escalators - A17 and APTA - a Brief Comparison

    This presentation will compare and contrast the requirements in A17 and APTA for escalators. Mr. Smith will review the minimum design requirements for all units, and the special requirements of escalators used in transit applications.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Ken Smith, Ken Smith & Associates LLC

    Bio: Ken Smith began in the industry in 1985 as an Escalator Project Engineer with Montgomery Elevator Company, after graduating from the University of Iowa with his BS in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Smith continued as a Senior Project Engineer and then as Mechanical Engineer in R&D. In 1992, Ken managed the Product Engineering Department for Drives Incorporated before joining KONE in 2000 as Manager of Engineering Services. In 2003, Mr. Smith became an independent consultant and started Ken Smith & Associates. He has consulted on numerous escalator and power walk claims and in litigated matters—court testimony when required. In addition, Ken provides escalator and power walk training, as well as consulting on escalator and power walk design and maintenance, modernizations, and new equipment installations. He is a member of the A17 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee, helping to write the standards for escalators and power walks.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Education: Three Things You Need to Know About the 2019 ASME Code Updates

    This session will break down the newly released A17.1/B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and specifically one-way video and two-way text communication requirements including under what circumstances the new code applies to your elevators. Discussion will cover how companies are intending to solve for the video and messaging components along with risk and liability implications to businesses taking that on. Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of the 2019 code requirements as well as how to properly test for code compliance.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Calvin Linde, MAD Elevator Inc.

    Bio: Calvin Linde, MAD Elevator Digital Product Manager - An avid elevator enthusiast, Calvin started working in elevators in 2010 doing engineered elevator fabrications. Although structural steel design had its fun moments, he moved onto elevator project management in the fixture and cab manufacturing space. Currently he is the Digital Product Manager for MAD Elevator Inc., a manufacturer of elevator fixtures, cabs and digital products. He is passionate about integrating the latest technology into elevators to increase ease of installation, safety and customer experience.

    Speaker: Dave Mann, Kings III Emergency Communications

    Bio: Dave Mann, Vice President of Technology - Dave has built a career that has spanned more than 30 years in the emergency call center field. He is currently responsible for all technology departments at Kings III including IT, Software Development, and Product Development. Throughout his career, Dave has designed, implemented, upgraded, redesigned as well as retired and replaced innumerable systems, processes, business models, workflows and building designs. Active in industry associations, he has been a frequent consultant, trainer and guest speaker.

    Speaker: Don Holloway, Kings III Emergency Communications

    Bio: Don Holloway, Elevator Mechanic, Qualified Elevator Inspector and Kings III Field Services Manager - Don has been with Kings III Emergency Communications for eight years but in the elevator trade for more than 20. During that time, he has worked as a mechanic, service manager, inspector, and consultant. He carries a QEI with NAESA and CET/CETS with NAEC in addition to 20 other state licenses across the country. Don also sits on the Electrical Code Committee with ASME and since codes vary in their use and their adoption, he works closely with local jurisdictions to ensure compliance.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Quad City Safety Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 1

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Vega srl Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 2

  • 12:35pm - 1:35pm
    Lunch and Learn Discussion: Industry Incidents

    Understanding the nature of fatal incidents in the industry is critically important to reduce and eliminate them. This roundtable will present research of fatality incidents having reviewed OSHA data going back to 1984. It is intended to provide essential knowledge to eliminate injuries and fatalities with a brief but cogent explanation of the history of type of injuries, number of fatalities, and where they predominantly exist.

    Room: Auditorium 

    Speaker: John Koshak, Elevator Safety Solutions LLC

    Bio: Mr. Koshak entered the elevator industry in 1980 in San Francisco, rising to adjuster in 1983. He was a National Elevator Industry Educational Program instructor from 1982 to 1991. In 1996, he patented and developed the LifeJacket® Plunger Gripper and in 1997 he was appointed to Vice President of Technical Support for Adams Elevator Equipment Company. In 2001 he went to Thyssenkrupp Elevator in a research and design capacity and in 2004, became Director of Codes and Standards, North Americas Business Unit. In 2008 he went full time into his consulting firm, Elevator Safety Solutions, LLC. In 2016, he founded eMCP, LLC to provide code compliant Maintenance Control Programs for Owners, Consultants, and Companies.

    He holds several US and foreign patents, has authored two books, a novel in 2006 (The Pool Manager) and a technical book on the Maintenance Control Program in 2010 (Maintenance on New Equipment Designs), and has authored three Certified Elevator Technician (CET) Courses; Course 7, Unit 13 Construction Wiring, Equipment and Course 8, Unit 14 Hydraulic Theory and Installation, and Course 6, Traction Theory, Maintenance, Testing, and Safety. He has authored over 20 articles and seven Continuing Education articles for Elevator World Magazine. He is approved as an instructor in several states providing code education for continuing education for mechanic licensing. He is currently a member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee, B44 Technical Committee, and a member of several ASME, AWEA, CSA, UL, and ANSI Committees. He is a NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector, C2346. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors for Elevator World Magazine and President of the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC). He was formerly a member of the NAEC Education Committee and the NAEC Board of Certification, former Chairman of the NAEC Codes and Standards Committee, and former Chairman of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.

  • 12:35pm - 1:35pm
    Lunch and Learn Discussion: Commercial Real Estate Post COVID-19

    This roundtable will review the way commercial real estate is changing post covid-19 and how companies need to change. Mr. Kamani will discuss the changes to management and competitiveness.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Sanjay Kamani, UpVate.com

    Bio: Sanjay Kamani is an entrepreneur in the Elevator Industry and owns and operates KPPropertyadvisors.com out of Richmond Virginia. Sanjay has 31 years of experience in the Elevator Industry in all aspects of the life cycle of an elevator. His clients include significant portfolio owners in the Southeast region of the United States. In addition, he is co-founder of Upvate.com a compliance and inspections technology platform utilized by elevator and consulting companies around the USA. He brings 29 years of experience from Design, Consulting and Technology experience from the industry. Sanjay has a Master in Business from University of Connecticut and a Master in Electrical Engineering from Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • 12:35pm - 1:35pm
    Lunch and Learn Discussion: Lets Talk Legal
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Delco Elevator Products Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 1

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Hilliard Brake Systems Networking Lounge

    Room: Sponsor Networking Lounge 2

  • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
    Education: Electronic Valves and Applications for use in Hydraulic Elevators

    This session covers when, and when not to use electronic valves. We will demonstrate the value to customer in certain applications and cover technical data. Demo includes walk through of a quick configuration tool to accurately determine motor, pump, valve, and tank size. Learn the role pressure has in closed-loop feedback valves and get valuable content from our lead engineer for Bucher Valves. Session includes valve adjustment from our lead field mechanic on how to adjust valve via laptop or handheld tool using real-time run data.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Jason Anderson, Schumacher Elevator

    Bio: Lead Mechanic and Field Adjuster

    Speaker: Mike Moss, Schumacher Elevator

    Bio: Wholesale Accounts and Project Manager – He knows the benefits of each system and how to present the best system for the customer needs. Mr. Moss earned his degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa.

    Speaker: Patrick Latimer, Schumacher Elevator

    Bio: Electrical Engineer, Bucher Technical lead, Schumacher Control design, an all-around “tech” guy. Mr. Latimer has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

    Speaker: Scott McLellan, Schumacher Elevator

    Bio: Lead Mechanical Engineer for Hydraulic Systems. Mr. McLellan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
    Education: Safety Absolutes - Industry Best Practices to Prevent Worker Injuries

    Understanding the Safety Absolutes will help increase attendees understanding of safety best practices for elevator installation and maintenance and the need for consistency across the industry on fatality prevention education and training. If your staff needs to complete elevator installation, maintenance or repair, this training will help identify ways to maximize safety and prevent injuries.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Kevin Brinkman, NEII

    Bio: Kevin Brinkman is the Vice President, Codes and Safety for NEII. Brinkman focuses on development of the model safety codes and adoption of the ASME codes across the country. As part of this role, he is a member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee for the Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and several other A17 working committees as well as being the chair of the ASME A17 Code Coordination and Editorial Committees. He also serves on the ICC/ANSI A117.1 Committee, NFPA 5000 and 101 Technical Committees, and is involved in the IBC Code process. Brinkman is also the NEII staff Liaison for the NEII Field Employee Safety Committee, which develops content for the Elevator Industry Field Employee Safety Handbook. He has been working in the elevator and lift industry for approximately 30 years. He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BSME and is a professional Engineer in Illinois.

  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm
    UNITED Closing and Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced

    Room: Auditorium

  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
    Standard Elevator Systems Networking Lounge: FieldX Survey Automation Presentation

On Demand Education

  • 9:00am - 9:00am
    3D Door Protection / Electronic Edges

    In this session, you will gain knowledge of the technology of Light Curtains, their functionality in elevator door protection, and of upcoming code changes and requirements. 

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Cornelius Walls, Formula Systems North America

    Bio: Cornelius Walls is Global Vice President of Formula Systems North America and has been in the elevator industry for 25 years. Mr. Walls is a member of ECNY, NAEC, CECA, IAEC, Elevator U, served on NAEC's Past Board of Directors and on EESF's Chicago Cruise Committee, and currently serves as EESF Chairman. He is also a CEA Member and past President.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Robert Morris University.

  • 9:00am - 9:00am
    Development of Elevator Design Criteria and Specifications

    As technologies, materials, and business practices continually change, we recognize a need for an effective exchange of knowledge and technical expertise among college and university facility managers. In this presentation, we present the technical and operational considerations that are critical for the development of effective elevator criteria and specifications.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Dale Hughes, Elevator Logic, LLC

    Bio: Dale Hughes, Elevator Logic, LLC and member of Elevator U. Mr. Hughes was Deputy VTE Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 2001 – 2019, an Elevator Constructor/Mechanic, Virginia Beach, VA, 1976 – 1989 and NAVFAC & NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector & Inspection Supervisor, 1990 – present.

    Speaker: Kevin Morse, Elevator Logic, LLC

    Bio: Kevin Morse, Elevator Logic, LLC and member of Elevator U. Mr. Morse has a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland. Kevin’s experience stems from VTE Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, 1992 – 2019, Elevator Constructor/Mechanic, IUEC Local 10, Washington, D.C., 1975 – 1989, NAVFAC & NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector & Inspection Supervisor, 1989 - present and ASME A17.1 Elevator Safety Code Committee Member, 1996 – present.

  • 9:00am - 9:00am
    KEB F5 Elevator Drive Training

    An overview of the KEB F5 Elevator Drive covering a variety of topics such as initial startup, ride quality adjustment, and troubleshooting fault codes.

    Room: Auditorium

    Speaker: Tyler Pecha, KEB America

    Bio: Tyler Pecha is the Business Development Manager for Elevator Applications at KEB America. He has been with KEB since 2016 and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota.