Years in Industry: 41
Education: A.A.S., Architectural Engineering, State Technical Institute
Mr. Donner joined VDA in 2012 with over 39 years of experience in the elevator industry. He provides equipment and maintenance quality control evaluations, writes equipment and maintenance specifications for new and existing vertical transportation equipment, and provides services during the construction administration phase. In addition, he serves as project manager on select major contracts in the Southeast region.
Prior to joining VDA, Mr. Donner served as a Branch Manager for Otis Elevator. He was responsible for new equipment installation, modernization, and service business in West/Southeast Tennessee, North Mississippi, and North Georgia. Mr. Donner also held several positions during his tenure at KONE Inc., where he held positions including Sales Manager, Branch Manager, and Area Business Manager responsible for modernization sales, service/maintenance business, and operations in a variety of locations. Mr. Donner also held numerous positions of increasing responsibility over a 20-year career at Dover Elevator Company.
Mr. Donner also serves on the Georgia State Elevator Advisory Board.