NEII Announces New 2007 Board of Directors

SALEM, N.Y. – (March 29, 2007) — The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) announced the election of its new Board of Directors, including officers and Trust Committee members. These elections were effective March 28, 2007, with the commencement of NEII’s annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida.

Board of Directors/Officers
The NEII Board of Directors is responsible for managing and directing the affairs of the association as it pertains to its mission statement. The newly elected Board of Directors and officers include:

    • Scott Stadelman, President
    • – Stadelman currently holds the position of president, North American Operations, Schindler Elevator Corporation, and is responsible for the production facilities, field operations and product companies of Schindler in the United States and Canada.


    • Vic Harada, Vice President
    • – Harada is responsible for all Fujitec America operations. He has been on the NEII Board of Directors for two years and was recently elected as Officer this year.


    • Jack Hoare, Treasurer
    • – Hoare serves as Region Financial Manager, Schindler Elevator Corporation, where he is responsible for budget and financial analysis. Hoare has more than 18 years of elevator industry experience. He is a new NEII member.


    • Edward Donoghue, Secretary
    • – Donoghue is the spokesperson and administrator for NEII, as well as the industry’s preeminent authority on codes and safety.


    • Todd Bluedorn, Otis Elevator Company
    • – Bluedorn was appointed president of North and South America Area (NSAA) for Otis in 2004. He joined the NEII Board in 2005.


    • Michael Corbo, Mitsubishi Elevator
    • – Corbo is general manager/senior vice president of Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics, USA’s elevator and escalator division. Corbo has more than 20 years of industry experience and has been involved with NEII for 5 years. He is the association’s past Board president. Corbo has been named 2007 campaign chairman for the Elevator & Escalator Safety Foundation.


    • Barry Pletch, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company
    • – Pletch serves as Chief Executive Officer of ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Americas Business Unit, where he is responsible for all business operations in North and South America.


    • Vance Tang, KONE, Inc.
    • – Tang is the North American Area Director for KONE Corporation and President and CEO for KONE Inc, a U.S. subsidiary of the global vertical transportation company. His responsibility is for the elevator and escalator business as well as the door service business being developed in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


Trust Committee
The Trust Committee is solely responsible for administering the rights and obligations of NEII with regards to the NEII Benefits and Educational Trusts. The newly-elected Trust Committee includes:

    • Bruce Brenizer, Mitsubishi Elevator
    • – Brenizer serves as senior vice president of human resources, Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics U.S.A., Inc.


    • Timothy Grace, Schindler Elevator Corporation
    • – Grace is a member of the Schindler Management Committee and is responsible for human resources initiatives across the United States and Canada.


    • Charles Moore, KONE, Inc.
    • – Moore holds the position of senior vice president of human resources, KONE, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of KONE Corporation.


    • Daniel Sessa, Otis Elevator Company
    • – Sessa serves as vice president of human resources, North and South America Area (NSAA).


“The diverse experiences of the board members and trust committee add to NEII’s ongoing success,” says Scott Stadelman, president, NEII Board of Directors. “With the combined knowledge of so many industry veterans grouped together, I’m confident that the newly-elected board will continue to expand upon NEII’s progress, providing even greater value to the industry in the areas of codes and safety advancement and education.”

About NEII
The National Elevator Industry, Inc. is a national trade association representing the interests of corporations, firms or companies that, as part of their regular business, provide or perform any of the following: manufacture (including parts or components used by others in the manufacture, repair or maintenance), install, repair and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walks and related equipment. Trust membership is available to those corporations, firms, or companies who, as part of their regular business, employ members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) and contribute to the benefit trusts (Trusts) established by agreements between the IUEC and NEII. NEII strives to become the leader in promoting safe building transportation, as well as working with local government agencies to encourage the adoption and enforcement of the latest codes and standards.