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Dewar Partnership Appoints Chris Manning Director, New Development, Vertical Transportation

Joins Firm as It Continues to Increase Market Share in United Kingdom

Chris ManningDewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based lift and escalator consulting firm and subsidiary of Lerch Bates Inc., announced that Chris Manning has been named director, new development, vertical transportation. Chris previously served as a senior consultant, vertical transportation, for Lerch Bates Inc.

Chris has nearly 30 years of skilled expertise in designing vertical transportation systems for all sectors of the industry including commercial, residential, hotel, retail and transportation. In his new role with Dewar Partnership Ltd., he will manage all new design projects and will concentrate on business development by establishing new and developing existing clients in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Chris will work closely with world class architects and design teams, from initial traffic analysis to final acceptance inspections, to ensure systems meet each client’s requirements as well as are in compliance with all relevant codes and standards.

“Chris joins Dewar Partnership with significant global new design expertise,” said Dewar Partnership Ltd. Managing Director Steve Fall. “He has a proven and respected record of taking projects from the initial concept stages to final witness testing and completion. Chris will be play a vital role in our firm’s continued expansion initiatives as we strategically grow throughout the region.”

Chris has worked on many landmark projects throughout Europe and beyond including The Shard and Salesforce Tower (formerly Heron Tower) in London, Torre Cepsa in Madrid, Istanbul Tower Levent in Istanbul, Port Baku Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan, CCTV Headquarters in Beijing and Central Market in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He earned a Higher National Diploma (HND) in mechanical and production engineering at Middlesex University.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced on Dec. 2, 2014, that it had reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd. Dewar Partnership Ltd. provides innovative technical and economical solutions to improve the operation, quality and safety of lifts and escalators throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. The firm’s team of expert consultants specializes in the vertical transportation needs of the commercial, leisure, financial, retail, education, health, transportation and aviation industries in both the public and private sectors. To learn more about Dewar Partnership, visit dewarpartnership.co.uk.

Denver-area based Lerch Bates has built a reputation as the premier designer of vertical transportation and façade access, permanent equipment and rigs utilized for servicing exterior façades including window washing and maintenance, systems around the globe. The company has consulted on many of the world’s tallest buildings including the 2,717-foot (428-meter) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,667-foot (508-meter) Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1,476-foot (450-meter) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389- foot (423-meter) Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Lerch Bates Global Headquarters Moves To Larger Office

World’s Oldest and Largest Vertical Transportation, Façade Access and Logistics
Firm Has Experienced Exceptional Growth in Recent Years

Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, today moved its global headquarters from Littleton, Colo., to 9780 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 450, Englewood, CO 80112. The firm has experienced steady growth in its personnel and number of annual projects around the world and requires additional office space for its international headquarters. Lerch Bates grew its number of employees worldwide by 42 percent and its headquarters staff by 24 percent during the past two years.

“Lerch Bates continues to strategically grow its team and consulting operations throughout the United States and around the world,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “We continue to increase our market share in America, Asia, Middle East and India and the time has come to expand our global headquarters in metropolitan Denver. A larger head office will better meet the needs of our rapidly growing firm.”

Denver-area based Lerch Bates, with 35 offices worldwide, built a reputation as the premier designer of vertical transportation and façade access, permanent equipment and rigs utilized for servicing exterior façades including window washing and maintenance, systems around the globe. The company has consulted on many of the world’s tallest buildings including the 2,717-foot (428-meter) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,667- foot (508-meter) Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1,476-foot (450-meter) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389- foot (423-meter) Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced in June 2015 that it had completed an acquisition agreement to purchase Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc. (JNA), headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York. Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc. has become one of the largest vertical transportation consulting firms in the New York City metropolitan area, working with some of the most prestigious architects, developers, property owners and property management companies throughout New York, Washington D.C./ Northern Virginia and Boston. For more information, visit josephneto.com.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced in Dec. 2014 that the firm reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based elevator and escalator consulting company. Dewar Partnership provides innovative technical and economical solutions to improve the operation, quality and safety of elevators and escalators throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. The firm’s team of expert consultants specializes in the vertical transportation needs of the commercial, leisure, financial, retail, education, health, transportation and aviation industries in both the public and private sectors. For more information, visit dewarpartnership.co.uk.

Lerch Bates Appoints Moufid Hilal Managing Director of Dubai Office

Joins Global Firm with More than Two Decades of Experience in Vertical Transportation Industry

Moufid HilalLerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, announced Moufid Hilal has been named managing director of its Dubai, United Arab Emirates, office. He joins the world’s oldest and largest elevator consulting firm with more than 23 years of experience in the vertical transportation industry.

In his new role with Lerch Bates, Hilal will oversee the management functions of the Middle East and Africa regions and will continue to develop the firm’s new construction consulting services and modernization and maintenance management functions. He previously served more than two decades in the vertical transportation industry including roles as a service engineer, technical engineer and branch manager of KONE’s Abu Dhabi branch. Halal most recently worked as a regional manager for Mitsubishi in Saudi Arabia.

“Moufid is an exceptional leader and welcomed addition to our exceptional team in Dubai,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “He has the valuable and unique experience needed to lead our operations in the region as Lerch Bates continues to grow in the Middle East and Africa.”

Denver-area based Lerch Bates has built a reputation as the premier designer of vertical transportation and façade access, permanent equipment and rigs utilized for servicing exterior façades including window washing and maintenance, systems around the globe. The company has consulted on many of the world’s tallest buildings including the 2,717-foot (428-meter) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,667-foot (508-meter) Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1,476-foot (450-meter) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389- foot (423-meter) Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Lerch Bates Continues To Grow Staff In The United States

Carl G. Cary and Peter Wallack Join Firm as It Steadily Increases Market Share in North America

Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, has once again grown its staff as the company continues to expand in the United States and around the world. Carl G. Cary has been named consultant, elevator consulting group, for the firm’s Pacific Northwest Region and Peter Wallack joins the firm as consultant, elevator consulting group, for its New England Region.

Carl G. CaryIn his new role with Lerch Bates, Cary will provide elevator consulting services for new equipment design, modernization design and work, maintenance audit work and due diligence studies and services. He also will be responsible for vertical transportation studies, construction services and vertical transportation maintenance evaluations.

He previously served as a Pacific Northwest district sales manager for Won-Door Corporation where he oversaw the sales and consulting functions for all of the firm’s products in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Cary collaborated with architecture firms regarding the added benefits of Won-Door Corporation products compared with other traditional options and provided AIA accredited presentations to firms within the Pacific Northwest region. He also compiled yearly sales forecasting based on industry trends and the projects currently scheduled with the firm and created bids based on specifications to general contractors. Cary also worked as a senior new installation sales representative for KONE and then for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. He studied at the College of Southern Nevada in Henderson, Nevada and has more than 15 years of experience promoting products and directing sales teams to increase profitability, maximize market share and expand enterprise for various organizations.

Peter WallackPeter Wallack is a 30-year veteran of the vertical transportation industry. He recently joined Lerch Bates in its Boston office as a consultant serving the New England Region. He is focused on assisting architects, building owners and developers with their transportation challenges; his work encompasses creation and development of schematic design, review of bid submissions and negotiations with equipment manufacturers and implementation of modernization and acquisition surveys.

During his 15-year career with Delta Beckwith Elevator Company (a subsidiary of Otis in the greater Boston area), Wallack served as director of operations, accessibility and new equipment sales manager. Having had experience with a broad spectrum of products and designs (including custom and OEM), he has gained an extensive knowledge of the multi-faceted elevator industry. Wallack holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and continued his graduate studies in civil engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.

Denver-area based Lerch Bates has built a reputation as the premier designer of vertical transportation and façade access, permanent equipment and rigs utilized for servicing exterior façades including window washing and maintenance, systems around the globe. The company has consulted on many of the world’s tallest buildings including the 2,717-foot (428-meter) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,667-foot (508-meter) Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1,476-foot (450-meter) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389- foot (423-meter) Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Lerch Bates (China) Limited Expands Staff in Shanghai

Zhao, Qiu and Jiang Join Firm as It Increases Market Share in the Region

Lerch Bates (China) Limited, a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai, China, continues to increase its staff as the firm experiences rapid growth in the region. Stanley Zhao has been named project consultant, elevator consulting group, Tian Qiu has joined the firm as office manager and Wenting Jiang is the firm’s new project administration assistant. Lerch Bates (China) Limited has hired eight additional staff members since March 2014.

Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, opened its first office in the Asia Pacific region in mid-2012 with Lerch Bates (China) Limited in Shanghai. The firm announced in June 2014 that Keenan Potter was promoted to managing director of Lerch Bates Asia Pacific Limited, Hong Kong and Lerch Bates (China) Limited. Potter began his new role of managing the Lerch Bates’ growing presence in Asia with more than 20 years of specialized expertise in the façade access industry and extraordinary knowledge of the diverse region. He previously served as general manager of Lerch Bates (China) Limited and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Stanley ZhaoStanley Zhao is the latest project consultant, elevator group, to join the Lerch Bates subsidiary. Zhao manages vertical transportation analysis, design and project management and is responsible for domestic high-rise construction project sales support, high-rise project traffic solution consulting and facilitating the high-rise bidding process. He previously served as a high-rise project sales and support supervisor for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company (China) in Shanghai where he provided technical support for high-rise project sales, project vertical and horizontal traffic design solutions and the project tendering process. Notable projects on which he has worked include 81-story Dalian Eton Center in Dalian, Huabang World Trade City in Hefei, China Bohai Bank headquarters in Tianjin and Beijing Olympic Park Observation Tower in Beijing. Zhao earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and automation from Tongji University in Shanghai.

Tian Qiu joins Lerch Bates (China) Limited as office manager, responsible for project support and office administration. She assists with project proposal preparation, internal and external coordination, project contract administration and billing and payment related issues. Qiu also is responsible for company credit control, employment assistance and office administration. Her notable project experience includes Rui Hong Xin Cheng in Shanghai, Future Ark and International Financial Centre in Guiyang and Qingdao Haitian Centre in Qingdao. Qiu is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.) and is a graduate of the University of Essex and Qingdao Technological University.

Wenting Jiang recently worked for Aedas, employing more than 1,500 architects, urban planners, landscape designers and interior designers in China, as a project secretary. She supported the firm’s design team and managed materials communications including project design briefs, project positioning reports and local design codes. She also was responsible for project forms and filing and travel arrangements for the design team. Wenting also worked for Chuang Heng Interior Space Design Engineering Co. Ltd, also in Shanghai as assistant to the general manager.

Dewar Partnership Appoints Colin Burrowes And David Doyle Vertical Transportation Consultants As Firm Experiences Growth

Lift and Escalator Company Recently Became a Subsidiary of Lerch Bates Inc.
Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based lift and escalator consulting firm recently acquired by Lerch Bates Inc., announced that Colin Burrowes and David Doyle have joined the company as vertical transportation consultants. The announcement comes as Dewar Partnership continues to increase its market share in the United Kingdom and plans expansion throughout Europe

Colin BurrowesBurrowes joined Dewar Partnership with more than 30 years of experience in the vertical transportation industry. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an independent lift consultant throughout the United Kingdom. He also has served as a regional sales manager for KONE Great Britain as well as for The Express Lift Company and Evans
Lifts Ltd., both subsidiaries of OTIS. Burrowes is a graduate of Northampton College of Further Education and Nene Technical College (now The University of Northampton).

David DoyleDoyle recently served as a portfolio sales manager for Schindler Group were he grew the firm’s client base and negotiated new and expiring contracts. He also worked for ThyssenKrupp Elevator as a new business development manager and as a service account manager. Doyle’s professional qualifications include accreditation to ISMM advanced management coaching.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced on Dec. 2, 2014, that the firm reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based lift and escalator consulting company. The firm also announced at that time Steve Fall, with more than 38 years of valuable industry experience, was named managing director of Dewar Partnership. Matt Scanlan, a 42-year industry veteran and previous owner of Dewar Partnership, remained with the firm as an executive director and as a member of its Board of Management.

Dewar Partnership provides innovative technical and economical solutions to improve the operation, quality and safety of lifts and escalators throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. The firm’s team of expert consultants specializes in the vertical transportation needs of the commercial, leisure, financial, retail, education, health,
transportation and aviation industries in both the public and private sectors. To learn more about Dewar Partnership, visit dewarpartnership.co.uk.

Founded in 1947, Lerch Bates Inc. is the oldest and largest vertical transportation consulting firm in the world and has consulted on the lift and escalator systems of many of the world’s tallest buildings. The firm relies on its unique expertise in lift engineering and technology to design and modernize lift systems all over the world including the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,476-foot Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389-foot Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

Lerch Bates Inc.: Changes In European Operations

Lerch Bates Inc., the Denver, Colorado, based international consulting firm for elevators, façade access and building logistics, confirms it is not associated with MovvéO Ltd. of the United Kingdom. Lerch Bates Inc. is now engaged with new opportunities in Europe through its Dewar Partnership brand.

Lerch Bates Inc. announced on Dec. 2, 2014, that the firm reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based elevator and escalator consulting company. The firm also announced at that time Steve Fall, an industry leader with more than 38 years of valuable industry experience who has developed a detailed and comprehensive level of expertise in the installation, project management, modernization and maintenance sectors of the vertical transportation industry, was named Managing Director of Dewar Partnership. Matt Scanlan, a 42-year industry veteran and previous owner of Dewar Partnership, remains with the firm as an Executive Director and as a member of its Board of Management. Lerch Bates Inc. will continue to operate in Europe under the Dewar Partnership brand.

MovvéO Ltd. is owned and led by Chairman Adrian Godwin.

For more information, contact Steve Fall at +44 (0) 203 151 2088 or stephen.fall@dewarpartnership.co.uk.

Lerch Bates Inc. Resumes Operations in Europe with Purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd. of the United Kingdom

Steve Fall Appointed Managing Director

Steve FallLerch Bates Inc., an international consulting firm for elevators and escalators, window
washing equipment and building logistics, has reestablished operations in Europe with the purchase of Dewar Partnership Ltd., a London-based elevator and escalator consulting company.

Dewar Partnership provides innovative technical and economical solutions to improve the operation, quality and safety of elevators and escalators throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. The firm’s team of expert consultants specializes in the vertical transportation needs of the commercial, leisure, financial, retail, education, health, transportation and aviation industries in both the public and private sectors.

“Dewar Partnership is a great addition to our organization,” said Lerch Bates Inc. President and CEO Bart Stephan. “The purchase of the firm provides Lerch Bates Inc. an established foothold as we return to operations in this rapidly growing region. Lerch Bates Inc. continues to expand its global footprint and this acquisition gives us an immediate local presence in one of our industry’s most competitive markets.”

Dewar Partnership has appointed Steve Fall as the Managing Director. He has more than 38 years of valuable industry experience and has developed a detailed and comprehensive level of expertise in the installation, project management, modernization and maintenance sectors. He has worked since 2001 as a managing vertical transportation consultant overseeing the continued growth and development of regional offices in the United Kingdom and Europe and consulting on many diverse projects. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree.

“I look forward to leading Dewar Partnership as Lerch Bates Inc. strategically resumes operations in the European marketplace,” Fall said. “Architects and property owners and managers throughout the region will receive the identical level of extraordinary expertise and local customer service that they have expected from Dewar Partnership. It’s very exciting that the firm now has the support and backing of the industry’s most respected and innovative company with offices located around the world.”

Matt ScanlanFounded in 1947, Lerch Bates Inc. is the oldest and largest vertical transportation consulting firm in the world and has consulted on the elevator and escalator systems of many of the world’s tallest buildings. The firm relies on its unique expertise in elevator engineering and technology to design and modernize elevator systems all over the world including the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,476-foot Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389-foot Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Matt Scanlan, previous owner of Dewar Partnership, remains with the firm as an Executive Director and as a member of its Board of Management. Matt brings over 42 years’ experience in the vertical transportation business, which includes extensive international responsibilities. These responsibilities include international CEO and COO positions with major elevator contracting and manufacturing companies. To learn more about Dewar Partnership, visit dewarpartnership.co.uk.

 

Keenan Potter Promoted To Managing Director Of Lerch Bates Asia Pacific LTD.; Hong Kong and Lerch Bates (China) LTD.

Industry Veteran Will Manage Firm’s Continued Expansion in Asia Pacific Region

Keenan PotterLerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management, has promoted Keenan Potter to managing director of Lerch Bates Asia Pacific Limited, Hong Kong and Lerch Bates (China) Limited, a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai, China. Potter begins his new role of managing the firm’s growing presence in Asia with more than 20 years of specialized expertise in the façade access industry and extraordinary knowledge of the diverse region. He previously served as general manager of Lerch Bates (China) Limited.

Potter joined Lerch Bates in January 2007 following successful careers as a façade access equipment manufacturing sales and engineering group leader and as an Asia Pacific division general manager of a NASDAQ-listed high-tech company. During his tenure with Lerch Bates, he developed and managed a highly successful and innovative façade access consulting division that consisted of securing façade access consulting work throughout Asia. Potter also spearheaded the development and opening of the firm’s first office in the Asia Pacific region with Lerch Bates (China) Limited in Shanghai, China. The office opened in mid-2012 and provides vertical transportation, façade access and materials management consulting services throughout Asia. Potter is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

“Keenan’s incomparable experience within Asia’s markets, proven leadership broadening and supporting our firm’s portfolio of expert consulting services in the region and his invaluable understanding of the façade access industry make him the obvious choice as the leader of Lerch Bates Asia Pacific Limited and Lerch Bates (China) Limited,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “We’re thankful for the continuous contributions he makes to our firm and industry and we look forward to his guidance as Lerch Bates solidifies its position as one of the most dynamic leaders in China’s construction and building industry.”

Lerch Bates continues to be an essential member of the teams designing and constructing landmark high-rise projects throughout China. Late last year, the firm announced that it had been awarded a contract to design the complex façade access equipment system for China’s future tallest building. Suzhou Zhongnan Center will soar to over 2,296 feet (700 meters) and will be built just west of Jinji Lake in Suzhou, a city adjacent to the Shanghai municipality. When completed, the 138-floor supertall high-rise will eclipse the under-construction Shanghai Tower as the tallest building outside of the Middle East. The 3,280-foot (999-meter) Kingdom Tower, under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will claim the world’s tallest crown when it is planned to be complete in 2019.

The firm also announced in 2013 that it is currently designing the vertical and horizontal transportation systems for a large redevelopment project in Qingdao. The Haitian Center, to be built on the grounds of the former famed Haitian Hotel, is a massive mixed-used development designed by Archilier Architecture that will include three high-rise towers with the tallest rising 1,210 feet (368 meters) high with spectacular views of the Yellow Sea. The project will feature a 450-room five-star hotel, 235-room 6-star hotel, Class A office space, business club, high-end residential units, luxury brand retail stores and a vast convention center.

In October 2013, Lerch Bates announced that it was chosen to design the façade access system for the $3 billion (USD) China Resources Headquarters tower in Shenzhen. The high-rise tower will be more than 1,300 feet (400 meters) tall and is expected to be the city’s second tallest skyscraper when it is completed in 2016. Designed by international architectural firm KPF, the structure will house a new mainland headquarters for China Resources and will resemble a bamboo chute with a diagrid skin. The China Resources Headquarters tower is the focal point of the Shenzhen Bay Comprehensive Development Project in the city’s Nanshan District. The development project covers more than 281,000 square feet (26.105 m2) and also will include a cluster of modern office, hotel and residential buildings, a new headquarters for China Resources subsidiary Vanguard and a massive shopping mall. Construction of the project began in October 2012.

Lerch Bates Appoints Paul Gauthier Project Manager In Calgary

Gauthier Joins Firm as Office Development Continues to Boom in Alberta’s Largest City

Paul GauthierLerch Bates announced that Paul Gauthier has joined the international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management as project manager. He has served in numerous leadership roles in the vertical transportation industry from account management to overseeing modernizations for more than 15 years.

Gauthier is tasked with providing vertical transportation consulting services for designs, maintenance, due diligence and modernizations throughout greater Calgary. The metropolitan area is currently the biggest office development market in Canada and continues to gain momentum. He joins Lerch Bates as the firm continues to expand its project manager team in North America with vertical transportation industry veterans.

“The vertical transportation industry in the Calgary area is growing at an incredible rate,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “Lerch Bates continues to recruit the most talented, knowledgeable and professional leaders in the business and I’m thrilled that Paul has joined our firm.”

Gauthier has extensive industry experience including new equipment and technologies, modernizations, service repair and maintenance. He most recently worked as a national account manager for Fujitec Canada where he was involved with all aspects of the firm’s operation in Calgary. He began his vertical transportation career with Thyssen Dover, now ThyssenKrupp, where he worked on the elevator systems for large residential projects.

Gauthier is a graduate of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary.