R. Dane Carollo

Vice President, Key Accounts

Years in Industry: 38

Education: A.A., Business Administration, Cuyahoga Community College; Electronic Technology Studies, Adirondack Community College

Certifications: ASME Certified Quality Elevator Inspector (QEI), Licensed State of Illinois Elevator Inspector, Licensed State of Montana Elevator Inspector, National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities

Mr. Carollo has over 38 years in the elevator industry. He began his career in the field as a mechanics apprentice, then moved into sales, supervision, and management positions within Schindler Elevator Company. He spent the last 7 years of his time with Schindler as the General Manager of the Albany, NY office responsible for all maintenance, modernization, repair and new construction sales, supervision, and management.

In 1994, Mr. Carollo joined VDA as the Area Manager of Upstate, NY and New England. He has also held this position for VDA in Cleveland, North Carolina, and Chicago. Currently, Mr. Carollo is opening our Syracuse, NY branch office.

His responsibilities include local area management, performance of all phases of Elevator Consulting/Design Services, Equipment Evaluations, and Code Inspections.

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.

Mr. Carollo has developed an expertise in existing installations and modernization projects during his time with VDA. He has completed over 200 modernization’s as Project Manager with VDA in 26 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Aruba. In addition to serving as Area Manager for Chicago, Mr. Carollo is responsible for supervision of preparation of modernization specifications for other VDA branch offices.

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R. Dane Carollo

Vice President, Key Accounts