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AMICUS  ELEVATOR  CONSULTANTS  LLC  Call today for your free consultation              301-799-9015    

Member of the International Association of Elevator Consultants

 

David V. Mirch                           

 
   
 
   
 
   

 

Boonsboro, Maryland 21713

Phone:  301-799-9015                                                                                                           

E-Fax: 301-576-5214

Cell:    443-800-2556                                        

E-mail: dmirch@amicusec.com      

                                                                             

August 1978 Present

 

   Over 4 decades work experience and training in the elevator industry.  These attributes coupled with a keen sense of logical order gives the superior edge needed to provide expert assistance, wherever needed. 

                                                                                                               

AMICUS ELEVATOR CONSULTANTS, LLC

Boonsboro, Maryland                              

Principal

Oct 2012 to Present  

                                               

Over twelve years of expert witness assistance to private as well as Institutional​

organizations.

•  Expert advice and assistance in representation for clientele in specific matters regarding

    elevators and escalators.

•  Educational services and jobsite training are available on a case by case basis.

•  Skillful communication and deposition skills as well as expert testimony.

•  Keen ability to recreate accident scenes and determine their causes.

•  Consulting Services that identify problems issues, diagnose causes and determine corrective

    measures.

•  Consulting Services for clients with specific elevator or escalator issues.

•  Contract negotiations as they relate to all phases of elevator installation as well as

    maintenance and modernization.

 

Barbee Curran Elevator Company

Rockville, Maryland

Construction, Modernization, Superintendent                                    

May 2011 to  October 2012

 

•  Manage field operations personal in the Construction and Modernization Department in

    Maryland, Virginia.

•  Assist in dealing with customer issues and general customer relations in Service and Repair

    Departments.

•  Maintained extensive safety records, ensure that implementation of safety procedures are

    followed on all projects.

•  Assist field technicians in trouble shooting and corrective measures needed.

•  Assist the sales department in developing new business.      

 

Elevator Control Service (Elcon)

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Modernization Superintendent

May 2009 to May 2011

 

  Manage field modernization department in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

•  Responsible for dealing with customer issues and general customer relations.

•  Maintained safety records, ensure that implementation of safety procedures are followed on all jobs.

•  Assist field mechanics and order parts when needed.

• Assist the sales department in developing bid packages.      

• Assist Maintenance Department as needed.

 

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

College Park, Maryland

Modernization Superintendent

Nov 2008 to May 2009   

                                         

•  Manage the operations of the modernization department in Maryland, Virginia and the District

    of Columbia.

•  On a day-to-day basis, Deal with customer issues and general customer relations

•  Maintained safety records, ensure that implementation of safety procedures are followed on   all jobs.

•  Scheduled and managed a staff of 34.

•  Support field mechanics and adjustors in dealing with problem issues and their correction and

    implementation.

•  Assist the modernization sales department in developing bid packages and the presentation of

    those packages.        

•  Teach field personal how to work on and troubleshoot elevator equipment.  

•  Supported Maintenance and Service Department through maintenance audits as needed.

•  Initiated service sales to customers and ideas to Sales Department. 

                                                                                             

DMT LLC ELEVATOR CONSULTANTS

Boonsboro, Maryland

Senior Consultant

May 2004 to November 2008  

                                                                       

•  Over eight years of expert witness assistance to private as well as Institutional organizations.

•  Expert advice and assistance in representation for clientele in specific matters regarding

    elevators and escalators.

•  Educational services and jobsite training are available on a case by case basis.

•  Skillful communication and deposition skills as well as expert testimony.

•  Keen ability to recreate accident scenes and determine their causes.

•  Consulting Services that identify problems issues, diagnose causes and determine corrective

    measures.

•  Consulting Services for clients with specific elevator or escalator issues.

•  Contract negotiations as they relate to all phases of elevator installation as well as

    maintenance and modernization.

 

vda (Van Deusen & Associates)                                                                              

Washington D.C.

Senior Associate Elevator Consultant

May 2000 to May 2004 

 

•   Executed daily operations, managed the Washington D.C. Operations Center.

•   Responsible for Marketing, Profit and Loss, of the Washington D.C. branch.

•   Consulted with clients to determine their needs and priorities.

•   Developed and implemented a full comprehensive maintenance program adaptable to all

     universities.

•   Demonstrated skillful communication and negotiation skills.

•   Worked as a consultant, identifying problems, diagnosing causes and determining corrective

     actions.

•   Provide Elevator and Escalator training services for Washington Area Metro System (WMATA)

•   Contract negotiations as they relate to all phases of elevator installation as well as

     maintenance and modernization.

•   Provided expert legal advice and assistance in representation for clientele in specific legal

     matters regarding elevators and escalators.

 

Fujitec America, Inc.                                                                                                         

Newington, VA

Technical Service Group

August 1997 to May 2000  

                                                                               

•   Provided technical quality assurance support to all local offices: Canada (Vancouver, Calgary,

    Toronto), New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Washington D.C. , Atlanta, GA. , Tampa, FL.,

    Orlando, FL., Chicago, IL , Seattle, Washington,  San Francisco, CA,  Los Angeles, CA,

    Cincinnati, OH, Dallas, TX,  Houston, TX, 

•   Provided telephone assistance to correct problem items with regard to elevator operational

     issues.

•   Traveled to respective area offices to provide technical assistance.

•   Provided support services / installation training / adjustor training for construction and

     modernization personnel.

•   Provided on-site experience to push tough turnovers of construction applications.

•   Provided service adjustor training for service mechanics and helpers.

•   Provided training for service based activities such as full maintenance, preventative check

     charts, repair work and housekeeping as well as providing support for foreign-based

     equipment.

•   Provided computer training for field and office staff.

•   Provided field training for costumers for all company products.

•   Provided research and development expertise for new product lines. Assisted in geared and

     gearless and escalators, software implementation as well as researching and proving software

     reliability confirmations.

•   Provided training for the WMATA personnel within the metro transit system (Classroom as

     well as on site).

•   Provided branch office support where high profile costumer interaction.

•   Survey and provide costumer with accurate picture of what is needed to correct problems

     areas with regard to elevator issues.

•   Provided surveys and modernization bids where applicable.

•   Provided expertise on all foreign equipment that was being considered for maintenance

     contract and or modernization work.

•   Provided and maintained the most extensive E2 files within the company.  

•   Responsible for version up graded software implementation.

•   Worked on Company action plan for accident reformation in preparation for future litigation.

     This involves the technicians and how they should research accident issues.

•   Provided technical experience assistance for council and litigation related issues as well as

    legal assistance for litigation work and accident reconstruction.

 

 

Fujitec America, Inc.

Newington, Virginia

Service Superintendent

June 1995 to August 1997

 

•  Hired, trained, scheduled and managed staff of 11 maintenance mechanics and two helpers,

    with $1.2 million billings from my department.  Provide 54% margin contributions in fiscal '96-

    97. This was a 10 % improvement over the previous year.

•   Dealt on a day-to-day basis with customers in staffing, work scheduling and general customer

     relations.

•   Troubleshot unusual technical problems both in area projects and as-needed in other offices.

•   Maintained technical records, ensure completion of service logs for area service jobs.

•   Supported Construction Department through coordination of manpower, supplementing

     construction supervision as needed.

•   Initiated service sales to customers and ideas to Sales Department. 

•   Assisted Sales Department in pricing repair, modernization orders and modernization bids. 

•   Supervised and inspected completion of all repairs and service orders.

•   Ordered material for and managed all service and repair operations.

•   Reduced callbacks from an average 5.6 percent per year to 2.3 per cent.

 

Fujitec America Inc.

Washington D.C. 

Service Adjustor / Coordinator

February 1993 to June 1995

                                                                                                                           

•   Recruited back to Fujitec America Inc. to help build the companies service base and technical

     know how.

•   Provided technical training for all personnel on a weekly basis in regards to system

    "workings", how to trouble shoot the various systems and how to do system upgrades

     (Software), etc.

•   Responsible for the downtown D.C. region for repair, emergency, trouble shooting,

     maintenance, coordination and general over seeing of all operations on a daily basis.

•   Assisted in previewing possible modernization jobs as well as repair estimates for bids being

     submitted to customers. 

•   Traveled to other cities to assist in technical trouble-shooting and technical training of

     personnel within these respective regions.

•   Within two years elevated to Service Manager for the Washington D.C. region. This region

     included Virginia, Maryland suburbs, Baltimore, Washington D.C.

 

Avery Elevator Company

Washington, D.C.  

Modernization Mechanic / Service / Repair / Testing

September 1991 to February 1993   

                                                                                                                 

•   Adjusted and troubleshot hydraulic, geared and gearless elevator equipment from wide range

     manufacturers.

•   Executed a 90-unit service route.

•   Suggested service sales possibilities to Sales Department.

•   Performed modernization work as well for a wide range of costumer repair applications.

•   Installed and adjusted security systems in multiple buildings as well as interfacing with other

     subcontractors to complete work on an efficient and timely basis.

•   Performed repair work on a wide range of elevator products. (From cabling to car station

     replacement.)

 

Amtech Reliable Elevator Company

Washington D.C.

Modernization / Mechanic / Supervisor

September 1988 to September 1991                                                                                                                 

•   Operated in the maintenance department as the lead person.

•   Performed twelve-car modernization for the Modernization department. Continued in the

     modernization department training personal as well as filling in after hours in the Washington

     area metro service and maintenance department.

•   Trained and provided technical assistance to all company employees.

•   Installed turnover and adjusted all elevator products to building owners.

•   Performed inspections, both State and Consultant before and after turnover of elevator

     product.

•   Helped with bid work for repair and modernization services.

•   Provided technical services for the D.C. region as well as California and other jurisdictions.

•   Modernization Superintendent responsible for installation and turnover of all products under

     my control.

 

Fujitec America Inc.

Washington D.C. 

Adjustor / Service / Representative

August 1986 to September 1988                                                                                                                      

•   Started with Fujitec as a Construction/Service maintenance person responsible for handling all

     turn over and maintenance service to the perspective customer.

•   Responsible for all call backs and service maintenance (On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a

     week)

•   Responsible for all start up and turn over of all elevator products in the Maryland, D.C., and

     Virginia area.

•   Responsible for start of the maintenance department.

 

Haughton Elevator Company

Washington D.C.  

Helper / Mechanic / Foreman / Adjustor

August 1978 to August 1986                                                                                                                             

•   Started as a helper in the elevator industry.

•   Quickly advanced to the foremen helper on large construction job sites.

•   After completing several construction jobs I had the opportunity to work as the adjustor’s

     helper.

•   Elevated from helper to Temporary mechanic in 1981 construction department.

•   Worked as a temporary mechanic; was elevated to foremen where I ran multicar construction

     installations.

•   In 1983 I passed the NEIP educational test and received my Mechanics Certificate.

•   Spent two years installing and adjusting hydraulic elevators.

•   Became a full time adjustor 1985 responsible for adjustment and turnover of all products

     under my control to the customer.

•   Worked with consultants and inspectors on construction applications.

 

 

The following is a list of all equipment I have worked on over my career in the 

 elevator industry:

 

  Haughton Elevator control systems:  ELC/EVC, Goldflight G. A.C. GAC 1,  GAC 2, Goldflight GMG , Goldflight S6R,  Accuflight, Goldflight Hydraulic  /   Westinghouse, DMR, ERL , Geared and Hydraulic  /  O' Thompson  /   GAL  Pad unit / MCE ,  Geared (Generator, SCR, AC, drive  and Hydraulic  /  Dover Elevator Corporation:  Composite product,  DMC product,  Dover T4 product  /  Otis Elevator Company products:    B base, Assorted generator products, LRV   /   Armor elevator: Traflimatic ( Geared and Hydraulics )  VVC  /   CEC SWIFT 5000:  Overlays from the Swift 1000 - 5000 products as a controller replacement  /  Virginia Controls: Relay based controls / G.E. based microprocessor based units  /  Montgomery elevator company: Relay based equipment, Miprom   /  Peelle Door Equipment:  Most Bi-Parting door applications  /  ESCO Elevator Company:  Relay control as related to the Hydraulics  /   Amtech Reliable elevator Company:  Omega product / GAL, Loher-Dynalift:  Beckette Elevator Company:  Relay based equipment  /  US Elevator Company Equipment,  Relay Control, SSD1 ,  MP 1200 series equipment  /  Fujitec America Inc: Exdn control systems, Royal Superdyne, DC Gearless, DC DIM Control system, Flex 8 and 11 systems, Fta-11 Data Capture systems, Hydo-dyne, Hydraulic S, Hydraulic FAI , FJ Hydraulic, Millennium  , Millennium II, Fuzzy Logic systems Flex 8800, 8810,8820, N-100, 150, 200, EMS Monitoring systems, FAI Escalators, Sub way Escalator systems.

 

Education:             

IUEC

Washington Metro Area  

1978 to Present

 

Elevator Mechanic's Certificate                                                                                                           

Attended NEIP sponsored educational classes in preparation for sitting for the mechanics’ exam. 

I have many thousands of hours spent on studying and learning specific elevator

systems. 

 

I have attended continued educational classes offered by elevator manufactures as well as NEIP.

                                       

Completed educational courses offered by the NAEC in regard to modernization, maintenance and repair / construction.

 

Continuing education classes Frederick Community College. 

                                     

Oakton High School ,VA                                                                                                                                   

 

HS Diploma          

 

1977

 

References:           

 

Available upon request

                                                    

                                          

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