Lerch Bates has named Garrett Brown project manager of the elevator consulting group, based in their Atlanta office.

Garrett BrownIn his new role Brown is tasked with overseeing maintenance evaluations, modernization services and vertical transportation analysis and design. He previously served as an account manager for Otis Elevator Company where he was responsible for contract negotiations, modernizations, upgrades, capital planning and business development. During his tenure, he managed elevator and escalator modernizations and upgrades in Atlanta’s downtown and high-rise market. Brown also worked as a regional service sales representative for KONE where he significantly increased sales in his territory of Kentucky and western Ohio.

“The greater Atlanta market continues to be one of the most active regions in the country in terms of new projects and vertical transportation modernizations,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “Garrett Brown is a much needed addition to the firm as we execute a comprehensive growth strategy in the area and increase our market share with respect to commercial and residential construction developments. Lerch Bates has some of the most talented and committed project managers in the industry and we welcome him to the firm.”

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.