Scott Ayotte joined the Lerch Bates team in August of 2009, bringing more than 25 years of industry experience to the company. Prior to joining Lerch Bates, Scott served as Service Operations Manager for Otis Elevator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Scott began his career as a field technician, and subsequently held a variety of business development, field and operational positions. Since joining Lerch Bates, Scott has been involved in all aspects of Lerch Bates' vertical transportation consulting services, including new elevator installation projects, modernization projects, maintenance audits, and acquisition surveys for a wide variety of applications and clients. Scott is QEI certified (Certified Elevator Inspector), and has a Bachelor’s Degree from North Central University located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His diverse industry experience and background blend well with his current role as Project Manager.