Lerch Bates, an employee-owned international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and logistics, announced Doug Huebner has been named regional manager of the company’s Arizona and New Mexico region. He joins the world’s oldest and largest elevator consulting firm with nearly two decades of experience in the vertical transportation industry.
In his new role with Lerch Bates, Huebner will provide regional vertical transportation analysis and design. He will conduct and manage vertical transportation system studies, complete administration of design and construction services as well as design contract documents for vertical transportation equipment, perform vertical transportation maintenance evaluations and execute due diligence studies.
“Doug joins Lerch Bates with exceptional and very valuable regional experience in the vertical transportation industry,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “Our firm has experienced consistent strategic growth in metropolitan Phoenix and in the states of Arizona and New Mexico and his appointment is a much welcomed addition to the world’s oldest and largest vertical transportation company.”
Huebner previously served as a strategic account executive and as a general manager for vertical transportation manufacturer Otis Elevator Company and as a branch manager for KONE. Notable projects with which he has worked include Chase Tower Chicago, Intel’s national facilities and metropolitan Phoenix’s Renaissance Square, Viad Tower, Casino Arizona and The Phoenician Resort. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a member of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).
Denver-area based Lerch Bates has built a reputation as the premier designer of vertical transportation and façade access, permanent equipment and rigs utilized for servicing exterior façades including window washing and maintenance, systems around the globe. The company has consulted on many of the world’s tallest buildings including the 2,717-foot (428-meter) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1,667-foot (508-meter) Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, 1,476-foot (450-meter) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center in Nanjing, China and 1,389- foot (423-meter) Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Illinois.