Years in Industry: 36
Certifications: NAESA International QEI Certification No. C-5825
Mr. Thomas joined VDA in February of 2017 with over 34 years of experience in the elevator industry. As an Associate for the San Francisco office he is responsible for all phases of Vertical Transportation Consulting for VDA’s existing clients, primarily in Hawaii. He provides equipment and maintenance quality control evaluations, writes equipment and maintenance specifications for new and existing vertical transportation equipment, and provides services during the construction administration phase.
Prior to joining VDA, he co-founded Elevator Dynamics in 1990, where he served as Vice-President for over 23 years. In this role, he operationally managed projects and secured contracts for modernization and repair. At Elevator Dynamics, he also functioned as a journey-level mechanic, performing service, repair and modernization work. In 2013 KONE acquired Elevator Dynamics and retained Mr. Thomas as a Senior Sales Consultant of Modernization’s, where he was responsible for bidding and securing modernization contracts in the Los Angeles area. He was a member of IUEC Local 18 for over 25 years, a State of CA Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanic for 12 years and held a State of CA C-11 Elevator Contractor License for 23 years.