VDA established the Atlanta office in 2005 to provide local staff to assist the firm’s growing client base in the Southeast area including Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana. The office provides full design and engineering services for new and modernized vertical transportation equipment, Maintenance Quality Control Evaluations/Maintenance Management of existing equipment, Equipment Evaluations and Due Diligence for acquisitions, Maintenance Specifications and RFP’s and general consulting to assist clients with all areas of vertical transportation.

The office is headed by Ken Donner who joined VDA in 2012 as a Senior Associate with over 38 years of prior experience in the elevator industry with a diverse background in engineering, design, project management, sales and branch and regional management.

His responsibilities at VDA include local area management and all phases of vertical transportation consulting including system analysis, project management, new installation, modernization, evaluations, maintenance specifications, quality control evaluations and due diligence.

In addition to Mr. Donner, the Atlanta office is supported by three full-time consultants, Pat Loeffler, Chris Rakestraw and Dennis Saunders. Together our Atlanta team has more than 145 years of industry experience. As consultants, we are all responsible for developing business opportunities and providing project management services to all aspects of the business in the Southeast area.


3653 Canton Road, Suite 205
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 404-532-1980

Ken Donner

Area Manager