Mike Pytash



About Mike

David Borchers is Sr. Project Manager for the Ohio Region of Lerch Bates. With over 4 years’ experience in the Vertical Transportation Industry, he serves as valuable point of contact for those associated with ongoing projects. Tracking client issues and seeking resolve, he helps solve an array of issues utilizing his engineering background and critical-thinking skills—proving valuable to Lerch Bates and their associates. Prior to joining Lerch Bates, David worked as a Project Manager and Design Engineer for a Civil Engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio, bringing 13+ years of Engineering experience, including 3+years of Project Management in and around Roadway Design and Construction. David is an appointed leader, always seeking to be challenged and thrives on seeing the progression of a project through completion. His proven ability demonstrates strong communication skills and the ability to establish rapport with clients and coworkers. Above all, he takes personal accountability and initiative in getting the job done. His role involves participation in many of the Ohio Region projects from Requests for Proposals, to Final Review, including: Data-Analysis, Specifications, Attending/Hosting meetings, Maintenance Audits, Drawing Examination, Invoice Review, and Performance Evaluations, among many others.

Areas of Expertise

  • Perform all aspects of client projects for which assigned which include but are not limited to Site and equipment surveys, Maintenance audits, Maintenance management services, Inspection of equipment, controllers, machine rooms, pits, shafts, etc., Modernization of existing equipment/facilities to include analysis and specifications and New building analysis and design services (CD, DD, SD, CA, etc.)
  • Monitor and control project resources and provide direction of LB personnel to ensure projects are completed on schedule, meet quality standards, and are within budget. Meet or exceed financial goals set by management.


  • United States Military Academy (West Point) Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering
  • Case Western Reserve University Masters in Business Administration

Office Location

Columbus, OH