Our Team

Doug Guderian | P.Eng., President

Doug is the President, CEO and sole owner of Elevator One Inc. Doug is also a professional engineer and a licensed elevator mechanic, so his expertise is beneficial for our customers in areas such as professional engineering and TSSA compliance. Doug has been involved in all aspects of the elevator industry for over 30 years, serves on the board of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA), and has served on the government’s Elevating Devices Advisory Council to help guide the legislative environment in Ontario through the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).

WHERE I SPEND MY TIME
  • FIELD SUPPORT 35%
  • ENGINEERING 25%
  • MANAGEMENT 40%

Roland Huber | EDM-A, Vice President

Roland Huber graduated from the Electronics Engineering Technology program of Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology and he is a licensed Class A Elevating Devices Mechanic. Roland is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day Operations of Elevator One including maintenance support, and provides project management on new construction and modernization projects. Roland’s significant technical knowledge of elevators (maintenance, repairs and new construction) give him very practical knowledge to assist our clients, especially with more challenging projects, where he often finds solutions that our competitors are unable to find.

WHERE I SPEND MY TIME
  • FIELD SUPPORT 35%
  • ENGINEERING 45%
  • MANAGEMENT 20%

Rolly Mechler | B.A. , Sales & Marketing Manager

Rolly Mechler is the Sales & Marketing Manager for Elevator One. Rolly entered the elevator trade in 2001. In a previous company, he served both in an operational role as VP Operations and in a sales role as VP Sales & Marketing. Rolly’s diverse elevator background in both the operational and sales field allows him to bring considerable value to our end customers. Rolly is truly concerned about bringing the greatest value to the end customer, and receives regular praise from our customers due to his timely response to sales requests.

WHERE I SPEND MY TIME
  • SALES & MKTG 75%
  • ACCOUNT SUPPORT 15%
  • MANAGEMENT 10%

Linda Witzke | Office Manager & Privacy

Linda Witzke graduated from Centennial College with a diploma in Accounting and Financial Management. Linda has worked in the industry since 1998. She has held various Administrative positions in that time and relocated to the Barrie area in 2003 to join Elevator One as their Office Manager. Linda has an excellent understanding of the elevator industry and provides great support to our customers.

WHERE I SPEND MY TIME
  • AR & AP 60%
  • HEALTH & SAFETY 10%
  • MANAGEMENT 30%

Jeff Schmitt | EDM-A, Construction/ Modernization Supervisor

Jeff Schmitt is a Class A mechanic and an experienced elevator supervisor for new construction and modernization projects.  Jeff possesses natural technical abilities and problem-solving skills which are key attributes that ensure our projects are completed on-time and with excellence.

WHERE I SPEND MY TIME
  • SUPERVISION/FIELD SUPPORT 60%
  • PROJECT INSTALL/ADJUSTING 30%
  • MANAGEMENT 10%

Jim Beauparlant | EDM-A, Maintenance Supervisor

Jim Beauparlant is a Class A mechanic and an experienced elevator supervisor for our maintenance portfolio.  Jim has a practical knowledge of Electronics and quick trouble shooting skills acquired during his time in the elevator industry and prior in the Armed Forces.  Jim’s experience and strong leadership skills are a key reason for our stellar TSSA maintenance statistics and our very satisfied clients.

 

WHERE I SPEND MY TIME
  • FIELD/CLIENT SUPPORT 60%
  • MAINTENANCE 30%
  • MANAGEMENT 10%