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Lerch Bates Appoints Craig Sawvel Project Manager

Sawvel Joins the Firm with 30 Years of Experience in Project Management

Lerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management, announced Craig Sawvel, PMP, has joined the company in its metropolitan Denver headquarters as project manager. In his new role, Sawvel will provide materials management technical consulting services to architects, developers and property owners around the world as well as collaborate on vertical transportation and façade access consulting services.

“Craig Sawvel is an established and respected project manager with decades of experience in the field of materials management,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “We are very pleased to announce his appointment to the firm as we continue to increase our presence around the globe and be a part of the world’s largest and most unique construction projects.”

Prior to joining Lerch Bates, Sawvel worked for Swisslog, a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals, for 22 years. He most recently served as a project manager for Swisslog’s Automated Drug Management Systems (ADMS) business unit for nearly nine years and focused on hospital pharmacy austomation in the United States and Canada. Sawvel began his career in architecture as a facilities planner at Texas Christian University.

Sawvel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

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