VDA established the Missoula, MT office in 2018 to provide elevator consulting services and a local staff to assist the firm’s growing client base in the western U.S. The office provides full design and engineering services for new and modernized building transportation equipment and Maintenance Quality Control Evaluations of existing equipment.
The office is led by Dane Carollo. He has over 35 years in the elevator industry, with 25 years as a Consultant with VDA. He began his career in the field as a mechanics apprentice, then moved into sales, supervision, and management positions within a major elevator manufacturer. Dane spent 7 years with the manufacturer as General Manager of the Albany, NY office responsible for all maintenance, modernization, repair and new construction sales, supervision, and management.
Dane’s responsibilities at VDA include local area management, performance of all phases of Elevator Consulting/Design Services, Quality Control Evaluations, and Code Inspections. He also provides equipment and maintenance quality control evaluations, writes equipment and maintenance specifications for new and existing vertical transportation equipment, and provides construction administration services. In addition, he serves as project manager on selected major modernization contracts throughout North America.