Eric Rupe



About Eric

Eric Rupe joined Lerch Bates in 2010 after 20 years of sales, operation and management experience in the Vertical Transportation and Construction Equipment industries. Eric’s extensive experience with KONE Elevator and Escalator included Sales and Management positions in Chicago, Akron and Cleveland Ohio. Additionally he has held corporate positions with KONE North America including, Director of Communications, MonoSpace Product Release Director, Traction Elevator Product Manager and Director of Marketing.

At Lerch Bates, Eric has held positions including Consultant, General Manager, Area Vice President and Executive Vice President of Operations. Eric’s passion as a leader in a 100% Employee Owned (ESOP) firm is to facilitate excellence in technical consulting for the built environment by focusing on being the employer of choice, creating very satisfied loyal clients, culminating in a strong ESOP which will provide a secure future for our employee/owners.


Eric holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an Emphasis in Marketing and Finance from the University of Iowa and a Management Certificate from London Business School.

Office Location

Global Support Center