VDA established the Syracuse, NY office in 2022 to provide elevator consulting services and a local staff to assist the firm’s growing client base in the eastern U.S. The office provides full design and engineering services for new and modernized building transportation equipment and Maintenance Equipment Evaluations of existing equipment.

The office is led by Dane Carollo. He has over 35 years in the elevator industry, with 25 years Consulting 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, Equipment Evaluations, and Code Compliance. He also provides equipment and maintenance equipment 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.


224 Harrison Street, Suite 210-K

Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: 315-907-6399

R. Dane Carollo

Vice President Key Accounts