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.

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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

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EIGSC’s Monthly Message – May 2013

June 20, 2013
As we start   into the second business quarter of the year, Ralph Lawson took the podium in Rudi’s absence presiding over our April Meeting.

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Cheers to the EIGSC,   they won 3 bottles of wine!

 

Left to right:  Sam Farooqi with   Par Paint, Leonard Patito Western Elevator, David Altman Global Elevator,   Woody Wright (retired)

May Tim Hawkins

 

Left to right: George Markert of EECO, Darla Abel of LADBS, Tim Hawkins (retired)

Our Guest   speaker in May is Jesse Franco, a Los Angeles City Fire Department Inspector.  He brings years of experience having both hands   on knowledge as a fire fighter with high rise buildings, and degrees in Fire   Science..   He has had many leadership   positions during his distinguished career.    Jesse has gained experience from his service as a Lieutenant with the   United States Navy, as a Company Commander, and a Unit Commander.

Meeting   Business:Old Business   covered:

•         Ralph updated new renewals, and our   financial standing

•          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

New Business   covered:

•          Angelika to mail out invoices/statements   for EIGSC membership

 

A big Thank you for the generous   Raffle donations this Month.  Please bring your raffle items   our next EIGSC luncheon meeting on May 21st  at TAIX

 

 

Got your foursome   planned?  The EIGSC Golf Tournament   will be June 21St at the California Country Club

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


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE April 2013

April 15, 2013

Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA)

April 2013

Here it is April already and a busy month for many with tax deadlines and the first quarter now behind us! Is it only me……but these days/months are just flying by and I hope that you are starting to accomplish some of your goals and visions professionally and personally this year. Before you know it, summer has passed and we are celebrating the holidays!

My message this month is just about that….how time flies by! As we continue to attend our monthly meetings, I am hoping that each member in some way has thought or is thinking of bringing in a colleague, business associate or friend who can potentially be a future EIGSC member. Each day we are so involved and engaged in our respective businesses and we come in contact with so many people who are directly associated with the elevator industry or perhaps others who are associated in the construction and design industries. As you know, my vision for the future of EIGSC is to allow our Chapter membership to grow and expand to various related professionals within our elevator industry. I feel that many related professional disciplines who work, service, install, build, enforce codes and design around elevators would have a huge benefit to gain from our unique industry group. Our Chapter group is an excellent forum for learning, networking and mingling with various businesses and trades. Don’t you agree?

Time is flying by and this is why I encourage each of you to extend an invitation to “bring along” a potential new member to our monthly meetings and better yet, to our upcoming EIGSC Golf Tournament on June 21

st. Golf registration forms will be posted in our EIGSC website under “Events” so please take a moment to register and get involved! Sign up your team and sponsorships NOW!

In our March meeting, we had SimplexGrinnell come and present to our group about the latest in smoke detection system and show us a new active “sniffing” smoke detection system to be used in the elevator hoistways as well as around the elevator entrance lobbies or corridors. We want to thank their team for a well informed presentation and if you have any further questions or interest in SimplexGrinnell (www.simplexgrinnell.com), please contact Miro Berjan – Electronics Operations Manager at mberjan@simplexgrinnell.com

As I mention in my monthly messages, 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.

Best to each of you,

Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA)

2013 EIGSC President

Email: rudimard@sgcal.com

Tele: 310-561-6730


EIGSC’s Monthly Message – April 2013

April 15, 2013
Just when you thought technology would not surprise you, it does.  Simplex Grinnell’s great presentation was on fire life safety technology.April Simplex

Simplex Grinnell came out in force to show support of our group.The presenting team consisted of:

Donald Yax, Special Hazard Systems Sales and Application Specialist

Robert Humphreys, Fire Alarm Sales Representative

Ron Mayle, Design Manager

Miro Berjan, Operations Manager

SmplexGrinnell was pleased to present how new technologies could be adapted to protect against fires within elevator shafts. New fire protection systems, originally developed to protect large buildings and HVAC systems, can be adapted to provide better protectionand earlier warning than traditional equipment. Intelligent controls, that include internet or mass notification capabilities, can alert more people, using more communication methods (e-mail, phone text, etc.) with information that is uniquely designed for a specific response (fire department call out, engineering assignments, evacuation, etc.). This communication, coupled with the early warning of “aspirating” smoke detectors, will allow less fire damage and a faster recovery time for any elevator shaft fire.

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 f you missed the February issue of Elevator World,  please see the great article on one of our own members, Leslie Malloy of West Coast Companies.

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 Meeting Business:

Old Business covered:

•          Angelika updated new renewals, and our financials

•          Possibly adding an additional event

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

•          Gordon Wedge of CED will be handling Golf Tourney at the California Country Club June 21st, 1PM

New Business covered:

•          Angelika to mail out invoices for EIGSC membership

•          Putting together a new membership renewal invoice form that has a condensed membership list.

A big appreciation to those members who generously donate to our meeting raffle.

April Raffle

Look forward to seeing you at our next EIGSC luncheon meeting on April  16th at TAIX

Plan your foursome now! The EIGSC Golf Tournament will be June 21St at the California Country Club

2013 EIGSC Golf Brochure

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


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.

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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!

 Wine

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
Installation
Line seizure capability (eliminate dedicated line cost)
Programming
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

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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


EIGSC’s President Message – January 2013

January 14, 2013

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A CHANGING OF THE GUARD
By George Markert (EECO)

As the outgoing President of the E.I.G.S.C., I wish to thank the 2012 Board of Directors: Ralph Lawson (retired), Christine Lam (E.P.C.O) and Janice Clavet (Lerch Bates) for the hard work and dedication they provided throughout the year.

For 2013, I am proud to introduce your new incoming E.I.G.S.C. President, Rudimar (Rudi) de Ocampo of Smoke Guard California.

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Rudi de Ocampo is currently a Territory Manager for Smoke Guard California and has been at this position for 10 years. His territory coverage is Orange County, San Diego and Imperial County. As Territory Manager, Rudi has a constant pulse on the construction industry and is actively pursuing many project leads through his efforts in having close relationships with GC’s, Architects, Designers, Developers and City Building and Fire officials. Prior to his career with Smoke Guard, Rudi has been practicing architecture for over 15+ years. During his tenure at various design firms in Arizona and throughout LA and Orange County, he has held several senior and executive level positions such as Principal for Interni Design; Director of Interiors for Carrier Johnson and Senior Designer/Senior Project Manager for Ware Malcomb. Rudi has also taught design and theory studio courses at Brooks College and LA County School of the Arts in CSULA. He has served as a design jury member for Senior design critiques at Art Center, Woodbury University School of Architecture, Brooks College Interior Design and Arizona State University School of Architecture.

Rudi brings to this group a range of experiences in design, construction, construction administration and management skills which in turn can lead the 2013 year into many new memberships through his extensive contact base of Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Developers and AHJ professionals.

I look forward to an exciting year working with and for Rudi in our continuing efforts to Educate, Inform, Network, Professionalize as well as Socialize with Contractors, Suppliers and Professionals in the Southern California Elevator Industry.

See you at Taix’s tomorrow!