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Board Profiles

Martin Culp, University of Maryland, has been the Elevator Contracts Supervisor for thirteen years, has been a National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) QEI-1 Certified Elevator Inspector for the past six years, has been a master electrician for thirty-five years, and a volunteer fire-fighter/EMT in Maryland for twenty years.

Neil (Eddie) Morris, is the Elevator Program Manager at the University of Virginia. He first joined UVA as a Master Electrician in 1999, and was promoted in 2001 to the In-house Elevator Department. Within 5 years after that promotion, he became an Elevator Mechanic, and then Elevator Supervisor, and finally the Elevator Program Manager. Eddie is the current President of Elevator U, and has several licenses and certifications, including a State of Virginia Elevator Mechanic and Master Electrical License, a Certified Elevator Technician (CET) certification from the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), and a Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) from the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA).

Steve Pydynowski, Illinois State University, is the Assistant Superintendent of Building Maintenance who administers elevator contracts on campus. He has over thirty years of experience in private and public university housing and facilities management. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, a veteran of the US Navy-Reserves (Seabees), in the past he has served as vice-president on the board of ACUBSS, a member of ACUHO-I and APPA, and as an eight-year member of Elevator U has served on the board as treasurer for the past six years.

Brad O’Guynn, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Elevator World, Inc., has been involved in the elevator industry for over 12 years.  He has been on the Board of Directors of Elevator U for six years while holding the title of Secretary and Membership Committee Chair, and assisting on the Education and Communication Committees.  In addition, O’Guynn plays an active role in helping to educate elevator industry professionals through developing and distributing safety materials, continuing education opportunities and educational articles within ELEVATOR WORLD magazine.  He is a member of the Elevator Riders Riding Club and assists The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) with marketing initiatives and fundraising efforts as needed.

Tom Sybert, President of C. J. Anderson & Co., has been active in the elevator industry for twenty-four years, is currently on the board of directors of the Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF), has served on the Education Committee, as Vice-President and President of the Chicago Elevator Association, current serves on the City of Chicago Elevator Safety Advisory Board and is the founder, host and producer of over 400 shows on the Elevator Radio Show weekly podcast.

Glenn Duncan, Founder and President of Parts Specialists, Inc. (PSI), has been active in the elevator industry for over twenty-five years, is a Founding Director of Elevator U, and a current board of director, is currently on the board of directors of the Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) as Regent at Large for Schools & Universities, is a member of the Chicago Elevator Association (CEA), serves on the Nominating Committee, and is the Publisher/Editor of the CEA News, is the Founder of Elevator Riders Riding Club that facilitates fundraisers for the Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF), and spreads the message of elevator and escalator safety for children.

Brad Haldeman graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1990. He has been an elevator designer for the Penn State Office of Physical Plant Design Services for eighteen years, focusing on elevator modernizations and new elevator installations. Brad has been on numerous ElevatorU committees as a Board of Directors member for eight years.

Don Ross is a 1969 graduate of Milton Hershey School in the top third of his class.

He majored in mechanics in the college prep technical curriculum. After graduating he worked in various trade including, auto/farm shops, machine shops, carpentry, electricity, roofing , welding etc. he was employed in printed circuits manufacturing for 7 ½ years including 5 ½ years as production supervisor.

He began in the elevator field in 1987 as a service tech until the co. was sold in 1989. He was certified as elevator inspector in the state of Pennsylvania in April 1990. He was certified Q. E. I. in April 1991. He was employed by 3rd party elevator inspection companies until he started D. H. Ross Elevator Inspections Inc. in June 2004.

He is a member of NAESA International, ASME, NAEC, and serves on the board of directors for Elevator U.

He has been active in EU since June 2003. He worked with the, E.E.S.F., N.E.I.I., and students of various colleges and universities to develop the  “Rise Up Safe Rider” program, which he considers one of his greatest professional achievements.

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