Bart Stephan Chief Executive Officer

Bart Stephan

Board Member


About Bart

Mr. Bart Stephan remains a Lerch Bates board member after retiring from the CEO position in December 2023. He joined the Company in July 2004, and became the CEO in 2005. His background in the elevator industry dates to 1978 with Montgomery Elevator Company where he held various sales and management positions until 1994 when KONE purchased Montgomery Elevator Company. In 1996 Bart held an expatriate position as Marketing Manager and then Maintenance Methods Manager in Brussels, Belgium for KONE. In 1998 he returned to the USA for KONE as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2001, he became Vice President for the Western Region for KONE New Equipment Business.

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