Lerch Bates, an international consulting firm for vertical transportation, façade access and materials management, has promoted Lance McMasters to business line manager, façade access consulting group. He previously served for as a district manager, façade access consulting group, providing façade access analysis and design.

Lance McMastersMcMasters will provide daily leadership in achieving efficient and professional delivery of façade access services including façade access maintenance evaluations and the design and construction of façade access equipment. He also will recruit, hire, train, develop and appraise the management and technical consulting staff of the the firm. Additionally, McMasters will ensure that highly motivated and technically trained personnel are in appropriate markets to meet strategic goals and objectives. He will continue to work out of Lerch Bates’ San Francisco, Calif., office.

“Lance McMasters is a greatly valued member of our management team,” said Lerch Bates President and CEO Bart Stephan. “He has made exceptional contributions to Lerch Bates during his previous seven years with the firm and I’m pleased to announce his new role. We look forward to the exciting impact he make on our company and with our esteemed clients.”

McMasters has worked on many prestigious high-rise projects including the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2,086-foot Wuhan Greenland Center in Wuhan, China and the 1,263-foot Capital Market Authority (“CMA”) tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He serves as a co-chair for Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) Working Group, Façade Access, and on the ASME A120.1 code committee for “Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms and Traveling Ladders and Gantries for Building Maintenance.” He also is an active member in the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SIA), Construction Specification Institute (CSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the International Window Cleaners Association (IWCA).

McMasters earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from California State University, Chico, in Chico, Calif.