Lerch Bates, the world’s oldest and largest international consulting firm for vertical
transportation, façade access and logistics, has promoted industry veteran Mike Lagana to regional manager of the firm’s Florida Region.
Lagana previously served as a senior consultant for Lerch Bates in its Florida Region, regularly assisting clients in north and central Florida as well as in Puerto Rico with equipment condition assessments, code inspections and modernization planning and execution management. His passion and dedication for assisting clients with all facets of the elevator and escalator industry has been instrumental in Lerch Bates’ rapid growth in the Sunshine State during the last four years.
“Mike has developed exceptional knowledge and expertise of the local vertical transportation industry and is an authority on the latest codes, industry technologies and vast product offerings available throughout Florida,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “He continues to prove his steadfast commitment to strategically growing Lerch Bates’ market share and providing superior and unmatched customer service in the state. His dedication to our industry and, importantly, our firm is unwavering and I’m pleased to announce his new position with our firm.”
Lagana served as a senior account manager and assistant service manager for KONE prior to joining Lerch Bates in October 2010. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in business leadership and marketing from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.