Years in Industry: 25
Certifications: QEI Certified - State of IL, State of MO, State of WI - Elevator Mechanics License-IL - OSHA 10 Card - NIEP Certified - IUEC Certified
Mr. Cunningham has over 30 years in the elevator industry. He began his career in the field as a mechanic for Schindler Elevator working in new construction, modernization and maintenance on both elevators and escalators. He was promoted to Field Foreman and oversaw numerous modernization and new construction projects, including both elevator modernization programs in the 1990’s at the then Sears Tower. While still a mechanic, Mr. Cunningham was promoted to the position of Field Supervisor and was responsible for supervision of modernization, new construction and repair teams on major projects in the Chicago Area.
Obtained an expert level of electrical knowledge in Motion Controls Engineering (MCE) product line, and was utilized as Field Adjustor by Schindler in the Midwest on projects where MCE controls were installed.
In 2010, Mr. Cunningham went into the office as a Repair and Modernization Superintendent. He was responsible for management and supervision of repair crews and modernization crews throughout downtown Chicago and suburban areas on dozens of projects. During his time as Superintendent, Mr. Cunningham developed an expertise in escalator repair / modernization and project management of multiple service crews.
His responsibilities with VDA will include performance of all phases of Elevator Consulting/Design Services, Quality Control Evaluations and Code Inspections.
He will also provide equipment and maintenance quality control evaluations, and construction administration services for modernization and new construction. In addition, he will serve as the VDA escalator expert for the Midwestern Region