Gene Shanks joined Lerch Bates Inc. in 2011 as a Consultant with the Global Support Center in Denver, Colorado, working from Pensacola, FL. Gene obtained his elevator mechanics license in 1991 and worked as a Field Technician for 27 years, predominantly with Bagby Elevator Co. While being well versed in Elevators safety and mechanics, Gene specializes in Escalator audits. He is QEI Certified and is licensed in multiple states to do code inspections. Gene enjoys hunting and fishing when he is not ensuring the safety of the vertical transportation machines he audits. He is also a motor sports enthusiast.