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Lerch Bates Appoints Tim Russell Consultant, Elevator Consulting Group

Tim Will Provide Elevator and Escalator Consulting Services Throughout Greater New York City

Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, announced Tim Russell has been named consultant, elevator consulting group. He joins the world’s oldest and largest elevator consulting firm in its Manhattan office.

Tim will provide elevator and escalator consulting services for new equipment design, modernization design work, and due diligence studies in his new role with Lerch Bates. He will also be responsible for vertical transportation studies, construction services, vertical transportation evaluations, and contracting documents for equipment.

“Tim is a much welcomed addition to the Lerch Bates team,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “Metropolitan New York is a very important market for our firm and he has proven midrise and high-rise vertical transportation knowledge and experience that will support our growth in the region.”

Tim previously worked as a supervisor, project manager, and most recently, senior project manager for Schindler Elevator Corporation. His notable projects include a $36 million elevator modernization project for 902-foot Scotia Plaza, the 2015 Pan American Games Athletes’ Village in Toronto, and 844-foot Devon Energy Head Quarters in Oklahoma City. He also has served in multiple locations around the world for 13 years as a combat engineer officer for the United States Army.

Tim holds a Master of Public Administration from Webster University and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology from West Texas A&M University.

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.