Education Session

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ontario Elevator Industry 2024

Session Room - 206 B | 8:00am-8:50am

This informative and timely session will be comprised of a panel of elevator industry experts from various backgrounds who will be discussing the current elevator industry challenges as well as changes expected over the next five years from a technology, customer experience, safety and human capital development perspective.   


Rob Isabelle, P. Eng., Chief Operating Officer, KJA Consultants

A 35 year industry professional engineer who has an in depth technical and operational knowledge of the service, modernization and new installation elevator and escalator industry. Currently oversees the day to day operation of seven engineering consulting offices located in every major city in Canada.  


Pam Stoneham, MBA, Queen's University - Smith School of Business  

Pam has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Education and has just received her Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen's University. As a requirement of the MBA, Pam did a management consulting project for CECA. Her project was to provide recommendations to address the insufficient highly skilled and qualified elevating device mechanics identified in the TSSA Elevator Availability Report. 

Rob Kremer, Manager of Engineering, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) 

Rob Kremer has worked in the elevator industry for 29 years and is the Engineering Manager for the Elevating and Amusement Devices Safety program at TSSA where has worked for the past 18 years. He is professional engineer, holds a degree from McMaster University and is a QEI certified elevator inspector. Rob is a member of A17.1/B44 Safety Code for Elevators and member of Mechanical Design, Maintenance Repair and Replacement, Existing Installations and Standards committee, and has developed code requirements for machine-room-less elevators and Category 5 Alternative Testing Methods.

Phil Staite, Senior Vice President, Quality Allied Elevators 

Phil has worked in the elevator industry for 36 years. He is a principle of Quality Allied Elevator, Toronto’s largest independent elevator company, specializing in elevator maintenance and modernizations. Phil is also Central Region Chair  and a member of Board of Directors for the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association, sits on various elevator industry committees including Ontario College of Trades, Training and Certification Advisory Board, Program Advisory Committee for Durham College.

Eliseo Subranni, District Manager Toronto East, Thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada Ltd.

Eliseo Subranni is an elevating devices leader that partners with vertical transportation clients across the province to manage their vertical transportation needs.  With nearly a decade of experience in the industry working with large multinational firms and independent owners alike, Eliseo understands the demands of the industry and is always looking to assist clients navigate the many facets of the elevating industry which include but are not limited to Operations, Sales, Administration, Contract Negotiation, and Compliance.

Sherif Fayek, Senior Vice President, Business Development, KONE Canada Inc.

Sherif Fayek has been with KONE Canada for 28 years, starting in Senior Account Management to his current Canada Business Development responsibility.  He is fully accountable for KONE’s service commitment/  listening to the customer first, then driving proactive people flow solutions that suit their needs.  Communication is key, and today we are ready to introduce new Digital 24/7 Connected Services that support this customer promise.

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