Board of directors

Ken Schmid


President, Board of Directors

Schmid serves as the Executive Vice President of KONE Americas. He has been with KONE in a series of successive leadership roles for more than 35 years.

jeremy rainwater

TK Elevator

Vice President, Board of Directors

Rainwater is the Chief Executive Officer at TK Elevator Americas with over 20 years' experience fostering growth and progress within the elevator industry. 

Amy Blankenbiller

National Elevator Industry, Inc. 

Secretary, NEII Board of Directors

Blankenbiller is the spokesperson and executive director for NEII.

Jared Radabaugh

Draka Elevator products

Treasurer, NEII Board of Directors

Radabaugh is the controller at Prysmian Group, where he provides financial, analytical, and decision-making support to the North American renewable energy and OEM business units.

Ray Bisson


Member, NEII Board of Directors

Bisson is the Chief Operating Officer at Schindler Elevator Corporation's U.S. Operations.


Tracy emree

Otis Elevator Company

Member, Board of Directors

Embree joined Otis after 23 years with Cummins Inc., where she most recently served as Vice President and President of their Distribution Business. She is currently the President of Otis Americas.

Gary Krupp

fujitec America, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors

Krupp organizes and oversees the management of operations, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing and service across the United States and Canada as the president of Fujitec America, Inc.

Richard Parvesse

Draka EHC

Member, Board of Directors

Parvesse was appointed President of the Prysmian Group’s Elevator and Escalator Business Unit, Draka EHC in April 2022. Parvesse has been with the Prysmian Group since 2001.

eriK zommers

Mitsubishi Electric US, inc.

President, NEII Board of Directors

Zommers is senior vice president/general manager of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.'s elevator and escalator division. He has been with Mitsubishi Electric since 1989 and is in charge of all US operations for the division.