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The National Elevator and Escalator Association Welcomes expands leadership team

Maryam Farag   

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The National Elevator and Escalator Association (NEEA) announced the appointment of two members to the association’s leadership team; Christian von Donat as Executive Director, and Mark Chiarelli as Director of Labour Relations.

“Our industry is witnessing unprecedented growth and the development of cutting-edge technology, while continuing to ensure safety remains at the core of what we do. Christian and Mark will be vital to navigating these areas from coast to coast.” said Kelly Leitch, Chairman, NEEA.

The association represents four global manufacturers and contractors of elevating devices: KONE, Otis, Schindler and TK Elevator.

“This is an exciting time to take on my new role and work to position NEEA and our industry for the years ahead,” said von Donat. “Our Association will work to engage policymakers and regulators proactively, communicate broadly the innovations and regulatory changes that will benefit Canadians, while continuing our long history of working with labour organizations to maintain a stable, highly-skilled workforce.”


“As Director of Labour Relations, I am looking forward to continuing to work with our members and labour representatives in the best interests of Canadians,” said Chiarelli. “The riding public can have confidence that the work of our members will always keep safety at the forefront.”


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