Elevator Conference of New York

The Elevator Conference of New York was established in 1993 with the purpose of joining contractors, consultants, suppliers, and other professionals into a single association. The conference enables members to collectively perform research, communicate education and information about the elevator industry, and learn of the many ways to help provide and promote safety within the vertical transportation industry. New York City was a prime location for the ECNY as it is home to many businesses that depend on elevators and escalators to safely transport individuals from floor to floor.

The idea for the ECNY was proposed by Nick Kassetas, an industry salesman who was already part of other regional elevator industry organizations. He wondered why New York City did not have their very own elevator industry to help promote safety for people working within the elevator industry. After long discussions and meetings with several other engineers and associates involved within the elevator industry, it was finally decided to establish the ECNY. Along with the final decision to found the ECNY, the by-laws that the association would follow were created and accepted. 20 individual members originally comprised the ECNY, and since the beginning of its establishment the member count has grown tremendously. Thanks in no small part to its communication with the Department of Buildings of the City of New York and its continuous education programs, at the present time the ECNY has 60 individual members and 70 corporate members.

The ECNY organizes many events each year, in addition to holding regular meetings. These special programs range from Technical Meetings, the ever-popular Mystery Dinner and ECNY Dinner Dance, Continuing our Buildings NY and Technical seminars, and other informative events.

In 2009 the ECNY presented the Safe-T Rider Program, which was a profound success. The program was formulated and presented to properly educate children on the correct ways of using elevators, escalators and other types moving walkways. The program used a character known as “Safety Cat” to help present this information in an entertaining and child-friendly way. Not only were rules and ideas of how to properly use elevators presented, but a question and answer session and review of the safety rules was also incorporated into the presentation. Along with teachers and the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, the ECNY continues to provide these educational presentations throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

Within the ECNY many committees have formed. These committees include: Code Standards and Safety, Communication and Public Relations, Dinner Dance, Finance, Liaison, Meetings and Protocol, Membership, New York City Department of Buildings, Planning, Scholarship, Technical/Information/Presentation, and Website committees. All of these committees help to maintain the structure of the ECNY and it is because of these committees that the ECNY has been such a tremendous success.

The ECNY is host to many distinguished members. Kenneth V. Breglio is the President of ECNY, accompanied by Vice President Bobby Defrancesco. Treasurer Andrea Magaziner and Secretary Douglas Gilman also comprise the list of ECNY members. Among the Directors affiliated with the ECNY are Brad Hunt, Jack Morgan, James Duffy, Nicholas J. Montesano, and Robert Cuzzi.

Wilson Castrillon has been in the elevator industry for over 25 years. In the 1990s he received his NYC Department of Buildings inspector’s license and his QEI Certification. In 1999 he started his own elevator consulting business providing design, engineering, and more.www.cbaconsultants.com

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