- Years in Industry: 29
- Education: B.E. Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Manhattan College
- Certifications: NAESA Certified ASME Qualified Elevator Inspector, QEI# C-4247; Licensed New York City DOB Elevator Inspector
Mr. Cuzzi joined VDA in 1998 as Operations Manager, responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the field engineering staff, providing various types of vertical transportation consulting services, preparation of proposals and pricing for equipment evaluations, quality control evaluations, modernization of existing equipment, and performance of traffic studies and analyses. He also has served as project executive on select projects such as 1 World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Plaza Hotel, Gap Inc. (over 100 projects worldwide), among many others.
Additionally, Mr. Cuzzi was named President of VDA at the beginning of 2018. In his new role, he oversees the operations of the entire company.
Prior to joining VDA, Mr. Cuzzi was the operations manager for an elevator company which specialized in the modernization and maintenance of residential and commercial elevators; previously, he was operations manager/project engineer for a company specializing in the construction and modernization of gasoline stations.
Mr. Cuzzi is a graduate of the Manhattan College School of Engineering in 1986, with a B. E. in Mechanical Engineering, and holds various licenses and certifications, including the ASME Qualified Elevator Inspector license (QEI) and NYC DOB Elevator Agency Director license. He is a past and current volunteer of several industry organizations, including Technical Chairman of the Elevator Conference of NY (ECNY), NAEC and IAEC, and has been a frequent guest speaker at NAEC, BOMA, REBNY, ECNY, BLDGSNY, and various Industry and Client seminars