Mike Thompson, Project Manager, began working for Lerch Bates in 2011. He is currently working in the Lerch Bates Dallas office providing vertical transportation analysis and design. Previously, Mike worked for KONE Elevator as a Service Operations Manager in Houston, Texas. As Project Manager, Mr. Thompson is responsible for Vertical Transportation System Studies, Design, Contract Documents, and Construction Services for the Vertical Transportation Equipment, Vertical Transportation Maintenance Evaluations and Due Diligence Studies. Mike is affiliated with NAESA - National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, National Elevator Industry Educational Program, Numerous OEM Elevator Seminars and Schools and is C.E.I. National Certified Elevator Inspector, No. 4306, since 2009.