Ken currently serves as President of BP Elevator company, which was established in 1981. Ken began his career in the elevator industry in 1969 with Knudson Elevator. He joined the ECNY board in 1999 and was elected Treasurer in 2000 and vice president in 2006. Ken was the 2003 recipient of the Francis B. Riley Award for outstanding service to the ECNY.
Bobby started his career in the electrical supply end, in June of 1982 he opened Central Elevator & Electrical Supply Company selling exclusively to elevator industry. In 1997 he sold Central to Benefield Electric and remains as President. He continues to sell all elevator products, supplies and cable to the North East region. Bobby’s achievements have been many and his involvement in the industry is intense, NAEC Board Member from 1993 to 1997. NAEC Convention Exhibit Chairman for 10 years including the World Expo Chairman for 2 years. 2001 awarded the NAEC prestigious “Presidents Award.” 2003 Bobby received “Man of the Year” award from NY Pop Frohlinger Golf Outing. ENCY Board Member from 1997 to today. Chairman of ECNY dinner dance from 1997 to today.
Brayan is currently the Operations Manager for DTM Inc. He joined DTM in 2001 as an assistant and has since worked for DTM in several elevator consulting capacities and as their lead traffic analysis expert. Brayan graduated from Iona College with a BBA in Business Administration. He currently volunteers and serves on the Board for the NY Chinese Opera Society. Brayan is also an alternate to the ASME Sidewalk Elevator Code Committee and is LEED Green Associate accredited. Brayan was elected to ECNY’s Board of Directors in December 2013.
Greg has more than 3 decades of experience in all aspects of elevators and escalators on both a local and national scale from field through management. His experience ranges from maintenance, modernization, repair and construction. DeCola also has supervisory and administrative experience with other major vertical companies in the greater New York area. After rising through the elevator field, he achieved management positions with a major worldwide manufacturing company. He managed and supervised elevator and escalator crews, and has been responsible for service, design, maintenance, consulting. He has also performed independent consulting, design, inspections, testing, expediting and expert witness services. DeCola holds a New York City Department of Buildings Agency Director License, OSHA 500, OSHA 510 and two QEI Licenses including numerous college degrees. He has been educating the elevator industry on a variety of topics since 2000. DeCola currently owns and operates Omega Industries, a full service elevator and escalator consulting, inspection, expending and education company. Greg was elected to ECNY’s Board of Directors in December 2015.
John is currently the President of National Elevator Cab and Door Corp. which was founded in 1929. John attended Syracuse University and has a BS Degree in mechanical engineering. He began his career in the elevator industry at Monitor Controls in 1996 after a 10-year career in the manufacturing arena. John served on the NAEC Board of Directors from 2005 thru 2008. John was elected to ECNY’s Board of Directors in December 2016.
Jack Morgan currently serves as the president of Morgan Elevator Company Ltd., established in 1973 by Jack and his late father, John. The company is a member of Local 3. Jack is a licensed elevator inspector and Director. Jack was elected to the ECNY Board in 2005. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the JEO and the JATC. He is a member of EIA and he has been a member of the NEAC since 1989. He is involved with his town’s local Boys Club of America.
Grace started in the elevator industry in 1984 as a dispatcher for an OEM and quickly moved into positions of service sales, new equipment sales, and senior level management throughout her career. Grace joined the supplier side of the business in 2010. Grace is currently the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Columbia Elevator Products Co., Inc. . She currently sits on NAEC Safety Committee, is Co-Director of the Educational Program for the VIEEW, and has served as NAEC Membership Chairperson. Grace was elected to ECNY’s Board of Directors in December 2017.
With elevator industry experience in both sales and corporate business environments, Robert has managed client portfolios since his career began in 2007. Robert Castellano joined VDA in 2010 as an Associate. Mr. Castellano has performed in several elevator business roles, to include project/portfolio management and office management while at ThyssenKrupp Elevator and VDA. Robert is currently responsible for overseeing the day to day operations at VDA, which include service, modernization, test witnessing and customer quality control departments. Robert was elected to ECNY’s Board of Directors in December 2017.
Denise is with Hub International, a National Specialty Insurance Program that provides comprehensive insurance coverage and services to the Elevator Industry as a Senior Claims Examiner. Denise has been with Hub since 1999 and services elevator clients directly and through their brokers. Denise has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience. She has been a member of ECNY for over 20 years. Denise was elected to the ECNY board December 2019
Jim currently serves as President of Richmond Elevator, which was established in 1990. Jim began his career in the elevator industry in 1971 with Mainco Elevator. He joined the ECNY board in 2000 as Secretary to fulfill a vacancy and then sat as Secretary until 2003. Jim has been involved with the following Committees, ECNY Technical Presentations 2001-2003, DOB Elevator Advisory Committee 2001-2003, DOB Elevator Code Committee 2003 – Present, ECNY DOB Committee 2004- Present, ECNY Web site Committee 2004-Present. Jim is an Electrical Engineer and Licensed NYC Private Elevator Inspector Director, Qualified Elevator Inspector QEI. Is a member of ASME A17 Sidewalk and Hand Elevator Committee ASME and a member of NEW YORK CITY CODE REVISION, Elevators & conveyors Technical Committee. He is part time member of the faculty of the College of Staten Island Engineering Science Program