Lerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, has promoted industry leader Jeremiah Potter to regional manager of the firm’s Ohio Region.
Potter previously served as a consultant in Lerch Bates’ Ohio Region (Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Indiana, Virginia and Kentucky). He quickly grew the firm’s market share and established the employee-owned company as the preferred vertical transportation consulting firm for new equipment design, modernization, maintenance evaluations, construction services and due diligence assessments.
“Jeremiah has been instrumental in Lerch Bates’ steady growth and expansion in the Ohio Region,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “His extensive knowledge of the markets in Ohio and surrounding states has proved to be invaluable for our firm. I’m very pleased to announce Jeremiah’s new role with Lerch Bates and look forward to our company’s continued development in the region.”
Potter served as a territory manager and maintenance supervisor for Otis Elevator Group, a leading manufacturer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, prior to joining Lerch Bates in May 2012. During his tenure with the firm, he was the primary account representative for The Ohio State University Medical Center, Battelle Laboratories and Continental Realty in metropolitan Columbus and provided supervision for Otis maintenance personnel in the Youngstown area.
Potter earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.