2015 Golf Fundraiser!

May 19, 2015


2015 GolfThe 2015  Elevator Industry Group Of Southern California Golf Fundraiser is June 19th!  Come help raise funds for the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation!

We NEED your support, golfers and sponsorship opportunities available!  Please register here:EIGSC Golf Brochure 2015!

It will be held at the beautiful California Country Club- 1509 S. Workman Mill Rd. Whittier CA 90601


EIGSC’s Monthly Message – January 2014

January 17, 2014
How quickly 2013 has passed!  The December EIGSC Holiday Luncheon was full of laughter, camaraderie, and let’s not forget raffle items!
Dec Holiday raffle

So many items it was difficult to get them all in one picture!

raffle 1

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Raffle! We had a great turn out and your

contributions help the group in a tremendous way.


raffle 3

Almost everyone was a winner; with a select few who won so many gifts they needed help carrying them out of the room!  Special thank you to Angelika Carry for purchasing gifts for the EIGSC, as well as the beautiful Poinsettia’s that   adorned every table.

During the meeting we went over the nominations for the 2014 board and the results are as follows:

President:  Ray Miller / Prysmian Group & Draka   Elevator Products

Vice   President:  Ralph Lawson / Retired

Treasurer:  Jason Thibodeau / Sunstate Equipment

Secretary:  Greg Moore / Hyundai Elevator Co. & CNS   Automation

dec boardOutgoing President Rudi de Ocampo, Treasure Angelika Carry, and 2014 President Ray Miller!

Meeting Business:

New Business:

•      Voted & appointed  new Board members

Old Business covered:

•      Angelika updated our financials and recent renewals

•     The Harbor Cruise has been postponed til 2014


January 16, 2014

Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA)

January 2014

Happy New Year! The 2014 new year is in full swing and I am hopeful that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and finished off 2013 in good spirits!

As your 2013 President, this will be my last official President’s Message to all of you. I wish to thank each of you for your continued support to me, my Board and most of all to the EIG of Southern California Industry Group! Without everyone’s membership dues, event involvement and consistent attendance in our monthly lunch meetings this EIGSC Industry Group would not be possible and are able sustain year after year! I also wanted to personally thank my 2013 Board of Directors: VP/Ralph Lawson (Retired); Treasurer/Angelika Carry (Smoke Guard CA); and Secretary/Jason Thibodeau (Sunstate Equipment) for their hard work and dedication that they provided throughout the year.

It is now with great enthusiasm that I introduce your newly elected 2014 EIGSC Board of Directors:

President: Ray Miller / Prysmian Group & Draka Elevator Products

Vice President: Ralph Lawson / Retired

Treasurer: Jason Thibodeau / Sunstate Equipment

Secretary: Greg Moore / Hyundai Elevator Co. & CNS Automation

Congratulations to each of you and I know that you will all do a fine job for our EIGSC Industry Group in 2014!

As the outgoing President, I am proud to introduce your incoming 2014 EIGSC President, Ray Miller of Prysmian Group/Draka Elevator Products:

Ray Miller grew up in Tampa, Florida and attended college at Florida State University where he majored in Business Management and minored in Psychology. Ray began his career in the Elevator Industry as a customer service representative for SEES (Southern Elevator & Electric Supply) in Pompano Beach, FL before becoming their West Coast Sales Manager and moving out to Los Angeles, CA. Ray has been with Draka Elevator Products for the past 4 years where he is currently the Sales and Operations Manager for their West Coast operation. Ray held the Secretary position in the EIGSC from 2011-2012 and is now excited to accept the role of President.

Best to each of you,

Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA)

2013 President, E.I.G. of Southern California

Tele: 310-561-6730 / Email: rudimard@sgcal.com

2013 Website Stats In Review

December 31, 2013

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EIGSC’s Monthly Message – December 2013

December 12, 2013

In November   we had a great presentation by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building   and Safety.  During the presentation we   heard from Peter Callas- Chief Inspector, Barry Friesen- Principle Inspector,   and David Jennings Senior Safety Engineer.    The presentation was historical and thought provoking.  Did you know the number of Hydraulic   Elevators in the city of Los Angeles? Cabled Elevators?  Escalators and moving walkways?  Below was part of David Jennings   presentation:


It is   incredible the City of Los Angeles has 22,856 conveyances and growing!  That is a lot of potential business for our   industry!

All three presenters spoke about the good   outlook for the future.  The   presentation described the many upcoming high rise projects, renderings of   the new 73 Floor Wilshire Grand Tower, and high dollar projects at LAX.

    Barry LA B and S

The Los Angeles skyline is changing!

Soaring to 1,100 feet (including the spire), The Wilshire Grand Tower will be the tallest building on the West Coast.  It will also have the first double deck elevator in city of Los Angeles. Scheduled completion is 2017!

 Wilshre Grand Tower

A special Thank   You to Peter   Callas – Chief Inspector, Barry Friesen – Principal Inspector, and David   Jennings – Senior Safety Engineer for their presentation and ongoing   participation in the EIGSC.




    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the   Raffle!


PLEASE remember to join us for our Holiday   Meeting

Tuesday, December 17th 11:30 AM @Taix

Meeting   Business:

New Business:

•      Angelika will be sending out invoices   for EIGSC renewal membership

•      Nominee for next year’s Board members   by written ballot

Old Business   covered:

•      Angelika updated our financials and   recent renewals

•     The Harbor Cruise has been postponed til   2014

EIGSC President – Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA) / Vice President – Ralph Lawson (Retired) / Secretary – Jason Thibodeau(Sunstate Equipment)/ Treasurer – Angelika Carry  (Smoke Guard CA) / Sergeant at Arms – Doris Brannon


June 20, 2013

june CCC golf

Plan to join us on June 21, 2013 for our Annual EIGSC Charity Golf Tournament

A Networking Event for the Elevator, Design and Construction Industries benefiting the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF)

Registration: 12:00 p.m. / Shotgun Start: 1:00 p.m.

For golf registration or information and sponsorship
contact Gordon Wege at 562-577-0625 or gordon.wege@cedelevator.com

California Country Club
1509 S. Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA 90601


june EESF

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, welcomes you to the resource for rider safety education.

The Foundation has four free programs available to the public; Safe-T Rider(c) for children, A Safe Ride(c) for adults, Rise Up Safe Rider for university students and the public and National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week for the public.

EESF was created by the elevator/escalator industry to develop and disseminate safety materials to the public in order to eliminate preventable accidents on the industry’s equipment.


  • A recognized charitable organization in the United      States and Canada.
  • Chartered in the United States in October 1991 as a      501(c)(3) charitable organization
  • Affiliated with the Canadian charitable organization,      Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation of Canada.
  • Affiliated with safety-minded organization in the      United Kingdom and Argentina.

Education of University Students with the Rise Up Safe Rider Program

EIGSC’s Monthly Message – June 2013

June 20, 2013
In May, Jesse Franco of the El   Segundo Fire Department gave an informative presentation to our group.  He has extensive experience in high rise   fire fighting, code inspections, and compliance.

Franco’s presentation was on the   fire code related to the elevator lobby, elevator operation in Phase I and   Phase II.   He discussed in detail the   view point of an inspector, the criteria to meet code, and best practices   between elevator and fire alarm companies.

June Golf

Ready to help a great   foundation serving our industry and play golf?

On Friday June 21st, the Elevator   Industry Group of Southern California and the Elevator Escalator Safety   Foundation will be hosting the annual golf charity event. Thank you Gordon   Wege of CED for coordinating this event.    A special thank you to all our sponsors, and volunteers for  their time and financial contributions as   well.

june EESF

The History of the   Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation

In 1988, the National Association of Safety Authorities   International (NAESAI) established a committee to investigate the possibility   of forming a Foundation to educate the public, particularly children, on how   to safely ride elevators, escalators and moving walks.

A group made up of inspectors, suppliers and contractors   explored the task. The committee determined that in order to succeed, they   would need the entire elevator industry involved. The idea was presented to a   Bridge Builders meeting at the next National Association of Elevator   Contractors (NAEC) convention. The Bridge Builders had been established some   years earlier as an informal forum to bring together all of the industry’s   associations to identify mutual problems and preclude duplication of efforts   by the organizations. All of the major elevator manufacturing companies attended,   as well as the President and Executive Director of all the national   associations in the elevator industry.

A   Remembrance  to one of  our  members:

June Alex

Alexander Stephen Cargill Jr

Sep 29, 1919 – May 1, 2013

Alex was born September   29, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in Texas. He served in the United   States Navy during World War II and remained in California following the war.   Alex was a long time resident of Glendale and Burbank where he entered the   arms of Jesus May 1, 2013 at the age of 93. He is survived by a brother, John   Cargill, of Texas, two daughters, Nancy Choate of Colorado and Opal Lopez of   California, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and   many close friends who were like family to him.

When he wasn’t working   as an electrical engineer and consultant in the elevator/escalator field Alex   loved golf, travel, surfing on the computer and reading. His great sense of   humor and positive attitude endeared him to family and friends.

Meeting   Business:

New Business:

•      Angelika updated our financials and   recent renewals.

•      Tim Hawkins suggested we incorporate a   tour of the USS Iowa on our Harbor Cruise

•       Stan Shultz suggested we mail our   membership roster to existing members, upon discussion Rudi suggested members   check our website for the roster.

Old Business   covered:

•          Possible Harbor Cruise location   TBD: Long Beach, Marina Del Rey / Date to TBD

•          Registration forms were handed out   for our Golf Tourney at the California Country Club June 21st, 1PM. If you   have questions please contact Gordon Wege at 562-490-0900 ext 238 or gwege@cedlongbeach.com

June Raffle

A big Thank You to everyone who both   brought raffle items and bought tickets!!!


            Giving   Member                           Lucky Winner

Tim Hawkins

Doris Brannon

Leslie Malloy of West Coast Co.

Tim Hawkins

Rudi de Ocampo of Smoke Guard

Margret Malloy of West Coast Co.

Leslie Malloy of West Coast Co

Darla Abe of LADBS

Allen Lloyd of Hyundai Elevator

Darla Abe of LADBS

Herb Gelman of Ekco Metals

Darla Abe of LADBS


Remember our next meeting is September 17th!  Have a great Summer from your EIGSC Board!

EIGSC President – Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA) / Vice President – Ralph Lawson (Retired) / Secretary – Jason Thibodeau(Sunstate Equipment)/ Treasurer – Angelika Carry  (Smoke Guard CA) / Sergeant at Arms – Doris Brannon