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Lerch Bates Opens Office In Las Vegas

Ken Dietz Joins International Consulting Firm as Project Manager

Lerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management, announced it has opened a new office in Las Vegas, Nev. and has hired industry veteran Ken Dietz as project manager for the region. The addition of the Las Vegas office increases the total number of domestic Lerch Bates offices to 20 and 32 internationally.

Dietz manages vertical transportation system studies, performs vertical maintenance evaluations, designs and oversees construction services for vertical transportation equipment and supports design and construction services for façade access and materials management handling systems. He has served as a vertical transportation project manager on several high profile Las Vegas projects including City Center, McCarran Airport Terminal 3 and the The Linq.

“Lerch Bates is expanding its presence in the United States with the opening of an additional office in Las Vegas,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “Ken Dietz was an obvious choice for joining our exceptional team of product managers around the world and for launching a new office. We greatly welcome the expertise he brings to our firm.”

Dietz has more than 13 years of experience in the vertical transportation industry including a position with Otis Elevator Company and as a project manager for various modernization and construction projects in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Dietz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University in Vermont and a Juris Doctor from Western New England University.

Marc Langone Joins Lerch Bates AS Project Manager

Langone Joins Firm’s New England Region in Boston

Marc LangoneLerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management, announced Marc Langone has joined the company as project manager for its New England Region. Langone brings to Lerch Bates more than 10 years of valued experience in elevator service and modernization sales, supervision and project management.

Langone is assigned to Lerch Bates’ Boston office where he manages vertical transportation system studies, performs vertical maintenance evaluations and designs vertical transportation systems. He also oversees construction services for vertical transportation equipment and supports the firm’s design and construction services for façade access and materials management handling systems.

“Marc Langone is a much welcomed addition to our New England Region,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “He has an impressive and extensive history of steadily growing business volume and providing exceptional customer service to each and every one of his clients. We are very pleased that he has joined the Lerch Bates team.”

Langone served as a territory manager for Delta Beckwith Elevator Company, a firm that has provided vertical transportation equipment and service for many prominent customers in the New England since 1889, prior to joining Lerch Bates. He also has worked as a service and repair manager for Accurate Elevator and as an assistance project and parts manager for Eagle Elevator. Prior to beginning his career in the elevator industry in 2003, Langone was a junior stock broker for leading national investment boutique Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.