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Lerch Bates Appoints Jose Felix Project Manager, Elevator Consulting Group

Joins Global Firm As It Continues to Increase Its Market Share in Southern California

Jose FelixLerch Bates continues to strategically expand its experienced team across the United
States with Jose Felix being named project manager, elevator consulting group. He joins the world’s oldest and largest consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management in its Lake Forest office in Orange County, Calif.

In his new role with Lerch Bates, Felix participates in conceptual planning, design, construction administration, audits, surveys, inspections and modernization projects for vertical transportation systems including overseeing project organization, scheduling, coordination, deliverables billing and collections. He also develops the firm’s market share in Southern California through numerous marketing initiatives including exhibitions at regional conferences and building significant relationships with prospective clients.

“Jose joins our growing team of dedicated and talented project managers with the experience needed to support our growth in the booming Los Angeles and San Diego areas,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “Lerch Bates continues to expand its operations in the United States and throughout the world and Jose is a welcomed addition to our Lake Forest office. We look forward to the invaluable contributions he will make to our firm as we increase our presence in Southern California.”

Felix most recently served as a sales and operations account manager for KONE in San Francisco where he developed the firm’s service, modernization and installation efforts with designated accounts. He also contributed to the profitable growth and increased market share of the company with the development and retention of existing accounts. Felix also worked as an account manager/service sales representative for Otis Elevator Company.

Felix holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.