2006 Conference

2006 VTCCU Conference (Wrap-up)

The 2006 conference was hosted by Marty Waterfill at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta on June 20 – 22. The conference was full of changes for the group made up of vendors, manufactures, consultants and college and university personnel responsible for safe and reliable elevator-ing on campus’ all over the country.

Day 1
The group started its ninth annual conference with a proposal that the group formally organize into an industry association. After reviewing draft by-laws, operating procedures and lengthy discussion the group voted to become an industry association, now called Elevator U. By-laws were voted on and passed and an executive board appointed. The board is made up of: Terri Flint (University of Michigan) President, Ed Jaskowak (Penn State University) Vice President, Marty Waterfill (Georgia State University) Secretary/Treasure, Patty Erickson (University of Minnesota) Director, Glenn Duncan (Parts Specialists, Inc.) Director, and John Blatt (John W. Blatt Elevator Consultants, Inc.) Director.

Day 2 & Day 3
The conference focused on educational sessions and continuing education credits. Sessions included topics on ground penetrating radar, maintenance and other considerations for MRL’s, elevator maintenance contract terms to avoid, wireless access control, selling to the design professional, elevator contract forms, using master format specifications, destination dispatch control, hydraulic power units, body language and the silent art of selling, secrets of making money in elevator maintenance, improving customer relations, proper maintenance of wire ropes, and section 800 of ASME A17.1 – 2004.

Elevator U would like to thank all the vendors and exhibitors and speakers that participated in 2006.

  • Agri Tech Brands (Bunge Oils)
  • Draka Elevator Products
  • Elevator Advisors, Inc.
  • Elevator World, Inc.
  • Forms & Surfaces
  • Innovation Industries, Inc.
  • John W. Blatt Elevator Consulting, Inc.
  • Magil Corp.
  • Mid America Elevator
  • Monitor Controls
  • Bostock (SnapCab)
  • Virginia Controls, Inc.
  • Pat Dawson
  • John Rearick
  • J.R. Filson
  • Bob Caporale
  • Randy Huff
  • Dick Gregory
  • Mike Ford
  • Wayne Koepke
  • Sheila Swett
  • C.E. Electronics, Inc.
  • Electornic Controls, Inc.
  • Elevator Controls Corp.
  • EMS Group, Inc.
  • Gorman Co., Inc.
  • ISES Corp.
  • Lerch Bates & Associates
  • Motion Control Engineering, Inc.
  • Minnesota Elevator, Inc.
  • Parts Specialists, Inc.
  • The Fixture Company
  • Wurtec, Inc.
  • Hayne Palmer
  • Garrie Michael
  • Casey Robb
  • Janet Dierks
  • Don Simons
  • Jacqueline Smith
  • Luther Blackmon
  • Larry Wright

We look forward to seeing you again in 2007.