James “Jim” Turner, is the Vice President of Modernization for Lerch Bates, with his home base being the Midwest Region (Chicago office). Jim provides vertical transportation analysis and business development assistance for all consultants regarding the Modernization of Vertical Transportation. Previously he was the Lerch Bates lead consultant for National Accounts regarding a National Hotel Chain. Mr. Turner has over 20 years’ experience in the Vertical Transportation industry. Prior to joining Lerch Bates Jim worked for KJWW Engineering as their National Business Developer.