November 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 13th  (Changed to the 2nd Tuesday of the month)

We know our regular meeting days are the 3rd Tuesday of each month, but this year it falls in the same week as the Christmas holiday and we want to make sure  that it doesn’t interfere with any holiday travel plans you may already have. Be sure to bring door prizes for the raffle! The holiday luncheon is always well attended and we hope that by having it earlier in the month, this year will be no different. Mark your calendar now and be sure to attend!


Taix French Restaurant
1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 484-1265

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:

2013 Website Stats In Review

December 31, 2013

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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

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