Ron joined Lerch Bates after a 19 year career in the vertical transportation industry. Ron brings extensive industry knowledge in all aspects of the Vertical Transportation Industry. In 14 years at Otis, Ron held roles as an installation mechanic and adjuster, Construction Superintendent, Service Operations Manager in Las Vegas and General Manager of the Vancouver, British Columbia office. He followed that with 5 years at Kone where he worked as a New Equipment Superintendent. Ron holds a BS in Marine Transportation from the California Maritime Academy and an Masters of Business Administration from St Mary’s College of California.