Kyle Apperson



About Kyle

Kyle Apperson has been with Lerch Bates since 2020. He is currently working in the Lerch Bates Seattle office providing vertical transportation analysis and design. Kyle started his 27 year career at Montgomery Elevator in 1992 as a Mechanical Engineer. He worked at Fujitec America as an Engineer and occupied various engineering management roles in his 15 year tenure, including R&D Manager & Director of Engineering. He then spent the next 10 years in field operations management primarily overseeing service and repair at Centric Elevator in Phoenix. Kyle moved to Seattle in 2017 and worked for Eltec as Service Manager overseeing 20 service routes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strong understanding of transit design standards for elevators and escalators
  • Thorough understanding of local and national codes
  • Decades of experience coordinating design with other design disciplines
  • Strong leadership skills to manage internal resources to deliver accurate deliverables on schedule


  • Master of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Illinois University

Registrations & Certifications

  • Member, ASME A17.1 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee, 15 years’ service
  • Member, American Public Transportation Association Elevator Escalator Technical Group, 15 years’ service
  • Member, APTA Escalator Design Guidelines Working Group
  • Member, APTA Moving Walk Design Guidelines Working Group

Office Location

Seattle, WA