R. Dane Carollo

Project Executive

Years in Industry: 30

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

Mr. Carollo has over 30 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 has helped to open our Missoula, MT branch office.

His responsibilities 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.

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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Willis Tower

Chicago, IL


R. Dane Carollo

Project Executive