Thomas R. Grad
Area Manager, Minneapolis
Years in Industry: 30
Certifications: Certified Elevator Inspector – QEI #C-2837, State of MN Licensed Elevator Constructor – EL00230; State of MN - Elevator Code Advisory Committee (2012); Elevator Association of MN (Board of Directors), Labor Committee (Chair); NAESA International; BOMA Greater Minneapolis Area; IREM Minneapolis Chapter 45
Tom Grad joined the VDA Minneapolis area office as a QEI certified Elevator Inspector in August 2003 and served as Associate and Senior Associate before being named Area Manager in 2006. As Area Manager, Mr. Grad is responsible for supervising branch operations, new business development, and client relations. In addition he provides consulting services for evaluation and modernization of existing vertical transportation systems, and for installation of new equipment in new and existing buildings.
Prior to joining VDA, Mr. Grad held various positions in field operations over nineteen years with Otis Elevator, including locations in Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota.
Mr. Grad is a member of the State of Minnesota Elevator Code Advisory Committee (2012) and is actively involved with the Elevator Association of Minnesota at the board and committee level.