The Elevator Safety Technical Advisory Council was created by the 2004 Florida Legislature to provide technical assistance to the division in support of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public and give the division the benefit of the council members’ knowledge and experience concerning the industries and individual businesses affected by the laws and rules administered by the division. Section 399.1061, Florida Statutes, provides more information about the council.

William Snyder, Chair

Abel Arabitg, Vice Chair

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Bureau of Elevator Safety is currently seeking interested parties to represent the following constituents on the Elevator Safety Technical Advisory Council.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Meeting Notice:
Date and Time: December 6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. or until the conclusion of business
Meeting Agenda:  PDF
Place: TownePlace Suites Cape Canaveral Cocoa Beach
605 West Central Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

June 14, 2023 (Orlando)
Pending Approval of Meeting Minutes

February 1, 2023 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2022 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

February 2, 2022 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2021 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

July 21, 2021 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2021 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2020 (Tallahassee)
Approved Meeting Minutes

July 23, 2019 (Tallahassee)
Approved Meeting Minutes 

November 27, 2018 (Tallahassee/Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2018 (Tampa)
Approved Meeting Minutes

October 24, 2017 (Tallahassee)
Approved Meeting Minutes

June 13, 2017 (Orlando)
Approved Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2017 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2016 (Tampa)
Approved Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2016 (Reedy Creek)
Approved Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2015 (Reedy Creek)
Approved Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2015 (Reedy Creek)
Approved Meeting Minutes

Contact the bureau to obtain a copy of meeting minutes prior to May 2015.

Council Members

Vacant: General Public

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David J. Alekna – Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Representing: Elevator Service Companies
Tower Elevator Corporation
3631 NW 48th Terrace
Miami, FL 33142

Douglas Kai – Term Expires: July 31, 2026

Representing: Elevator Manufacturing Companies
Schindler Elevator Corporation – District Operations
501 E Las Olas Blvd Suite 200/300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Steve LaRocca – Term Expires: January 31, 2026

Representing: Building Owners and Managers
2850 Scherrer Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

William Snyder – Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Representing: Private Inspectors
Vertical Transportation Equipment Solution, LLC
P.O. Box 55
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Abel Arabitg – Term Expires: October 31, 2026

Representing: Labor
International Union of Elevator Constructors
1909 Tyler St Suite 603
Hollywood, FL 33020

Vacant: Building Design

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Dale Deleacaes – Term Expires: November 29, 2026

Representing: Local Government
Cape Coral Fire Department
1015 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Need Help?

All requests for public records, complaints, forms, and applications for licenses can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Steven von Bodungen, Director

Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Bureau of Elevator Safety
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1013

Telephone: 850.487.1395