Board of directors

Kevin Lavallee

TK Elevator

Vice president, Board of Directors

Lavallee serves as the President and CEO, North America at TK Elevator, where he has a history of over 16 years in both the U.S. and Canada with the company.

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.

Amy Blankenbiller

National Elevator Industry, Inc. 

Secretary, NEII Board of Directors

Blankenbiller is the spokesperson and executive director for NEII.

Paul Bloom


Member, NEII Board of Directors

Bloom is the Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer at Schindler Elevator Corporation, who brings 29 years of ground-up elevator experience to his role.

Ken Schmid


Member, 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.

Jim Cramer

Otis Elevator Company

Member, Board of Directors

Cramer has been with Otis Elevator Company for over 35 years, and is currently the President of the Otis Americas region.

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.

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.

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.