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Michael Kao started his career in vertical transportation in 1987 in Mechanical Development Engineering designing hydraulic elevator pit equipment and door operators. He transferred to Service Engineering designing escalator upgrades and then transferred to the field to manage major transit projects throughout the Northeast. He joined Lerch Bates in 2022 and is currently a Senior Consultant of Infrastructure, focusing on application of all Lerch Bates design disciplines to the unique requirements of large public projects for New Design, Modernization, Maintenance, and Codes and Standards compliance.
Provided field and office project management for the following major clients:
Co-Inventor, United States Patent US 6,349,813 Escalator Roller Degradation Monitoring Device
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
New York, NY