EIGSC’s Monthly Message – February 2013

February 4, 2013
On our January meeting, Dean Heasley and Theresa Atwood from Kings III,  presented how their emergency phone services expertly monitor and respond to your clients needs any time of the day.  Since 1989, Kings III has provided an excellent code compliant solution and the potential of extra revenue stream through their Joint Venture program. Combining monitoring, service, and maintenance in a single monthly cost.Dean Heasley presentation            









Check their website for further details (www.kingsiii.com) or call Dean Heasley or Teresa Atwood at 1-800-393-5858.

Looking forward at the year ahead of us, Rudi de Ocampo our new President presented the theme of 2013  as Progress through Knowledge.  One of the goals of our progress is to grow our membership, involving other disciplines of the elevator industry such as architects, general contractors, designers, city and state inspectors.

Rudi de Ocampo Address





Old Business covered:

Angelika updated members in attendance of the treasury account and balance

New Business covered:

  • Gordon Wedge of CED will be handling Golf Tourney at the California Country Club – Date to TBD
  • Possibility of adding another event – TBD
  • Continuing the Harbor Cruise – Location and date still TBD

Look forward to seeing you at our next EIGSC luncheon meeting on February 19th at TAIX!


REMINDER! Please bring a gift item as a raffle give away to the next meeting!  Raffle tickets will be sold each & every monthly meeting!

Special thanks to Tim Hawkins & Andrew Ryan(Innovation Industries) who provided the wine to raffle. The lucky winners were Stan Schultz and Janice Serrano (Lerch Bates)

Value Added

This new feature to our monthly newsletter is for the benefit of our members who were not able to attend our monthly lunch meeting.

Kings III has been manufacturing, installing, servicing and monitoring emergency telephones since 1989 and has 36,000 presently under their care.

Kings III works directly with elevator contractors to promote its Turnkey Solution. Kings III Turnkey Solutions simply means that everything relating to elevator and pool area emergency telephone needs is included in one affordable package, with one point of responsibility for  all.  As experts in the field of emergency communications, they have learned what it takes to provide a reliable code compliant solution and included in their package are the following: 
Emergency telephones and other required equipment
Line seizure capability (eliminate dedicated line cost)
Initial testing
Monitoring at our 24-hour Emergency Dispatch Center
Dispatch of emergency medical services and non-emergency calls
Digital recording of all calls with permanent records accessibility
Maintenance of all equipment provided
The Value Added to a Contractor’s Customer is that Monitoring, Service and Maintenance are included in a single, low monthly charge, fixing the customer’s costs. Turnkey Solutions represent value to Contractor and Customer in emergency communications. Elevator contractor’s can share in the revenue through their Joint Venture Program.  This program can eliminate the headache and hassle that ADA phones present and relieving the Contractor of Phone Maintenance.

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

2013 President’s Message

February 4, 2013



Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA)

February 2013

Welcome returning and new members to our Elevator Industry Group of Southern California! To our returning members, welcome to another great year with the Elevator Industry Group of Southern California and to our new members, welcome to the organization and we thank you for joining and being a part of an elevator industry group history that was formed back in 1947. As past and returning members can tell you, the Southern California Chapter is still in existence due to the dedication and shared interest of those who seek to enhance their knowledge in the elevator industry through networking, educational presentations, code updates, technology and just plain old camaraderie! Before I get too far along, let me thank a few people for their service to EIGSC last year. George “Buzz” Markert (EECO) set a great example as our 2012 President and we are glad for his leadership and continued involvement in EIGSC. Ralph Lawson (Retired) who was last year’s Vice President has returned to be our Vice President for 2013 and his contribution was and still is greatly appreciated. Outgoing 2012 Board Members are Treasurer, Janice Clavet (Lerch Bates) and Secretary, Christine Lam (EPCO) who also deserve our many thanks for their commitment and contribution to our chapter.

As the 2013 new year kicks into gear, EIGSC will continue to facilitate “Progress through Knowledge”. By preserving and continuing the long standing history of the EIGSC Chapter and giving members the offerings to provide a great opportunity for “you” to learn about a variety of related subjects within the industry in our lunch meeting presentations through guest speakers covering interesting, informative and timely topics and to provide a place to develop and nurture a relationship with a client or colleague. I encourage each of you to maximize the value from your membership by taking advantage of the Chapter’s offerings and networking opportunities at our monthly meetings and scheduled events this year.

Many exciting guest speakers, presentations and events await us in 2013. One important agenda item for our Board Members and all of you, as members, is to be pro-active in growing our membership and expanding to other disciplines within our industry. Invite a guest, client or colleague to our monthly meetings to show them what we are about. Bringing Architects, General Contractors, Designers, City and State AHJ’s, Suppliers and Manufacturer Reps would generate a new breathe of ideas, thoughts and interests into the group. This would be an excellent way for all of us to learn more of the different disciplines that is so much related to the elevator industry through design, construction, technology and codes. Again, it is “Progress through Knowledge”.

The 2013 EIGSC Board of Directors is here to serve your needs as a member. While I have the pleasure of serving as your President for 2013, the success of the Chapter would be impossible without the active support and participation of our Board Members, and I would like to recognize them for their service. Your 2013 Vice President is Ralph Lawson (Retired); Treasurer is Angelika Carry (Smoke Guard CA); and Secretary is Jason Thibodeau (Sunstate) and Sergeant at Arms is Doris Brannon.

I hope you are as excited as I am about 2013, and that you help us continue our tradition of success. The strength of our organization is premised on the level of involvement by our members. With that in mind, I invite you to call or e-mail me to share any ideas, thoughts or feedback to improve our Chapter. I will make it a point to ensure that you receive a response to communications you send me. You should also feel free to contact any Board Member. We all welcome your ideas and feedback. I look forward to hearing from you by email, phone or to see you at one of our monthly meetings or upcoming events. Best to each of you,

Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA)

2013 EIGSC President

Email: rudimard@sgcal.com

Tele: 310-561-6730