Harrisburg, PA, September 24, 2018 (Newswire.com) –
Inclinator Company of America, a leader in the residential elevator and residential/commercial lift industry is proud to announce that Cliff Warner has assumed the role of President & CEO of the family-owned company on September 21, 2018. Warner brings more than 15 years of experience in leading teams in manufacturing and engineering. Warner becomes the seventh president to lead the company founded in 1923.
Warner was Inclinator’s Director of Engineering and Quality for the past 2.5 years. Prior to Inclinator, Warner served as Director of Quality for New Standard Corporation. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from The Pennsylvania State University. Warner resides in York, PA with his wife and four children.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and excited for the future ahead!” – Cliff Warner, CEO
When asked about his recent promotion, Warner stated that, “I’m honored to have been selected as Inclinator’s President and CEO. Inclinator has that rare combination of great customers, extremely talented employees and products that are second to none. I’m excited about our opportunities for growth and know how important our culture and teamwork are to our success. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and excited for the future ahead!”
Warner succeeds Bill Stratton as President and CEO. Stratton led Inclinator for the past 4 years. Under his tenure the company increased its industry leading position among residential elevator companies. Stratton is leaving the company to pursue other business opportunities.
Inclinator Company of America, a residential elevator and residential/commercial lift company based in Harrisburg, PA, invented the stair chair lift in 1923 and home elevator in 1928. Today, there are more Inclinator elevators in homes across the country than any other brand. All of Inclinator’s elevators are produced in its South Central Pennsylvania manufacturing facility.
The Inclinator Company of America is proud to announce the appointment of two key members to their leadership team. Cliff Warner and Jennifer Jeffcoat recently joined Inclinator, serving to assist the company in critical capacities during this period of growth.
Cliff Warner joined the team at Inclinator in May 2016 and is responsible for Inclinator’s engineering activities and quality management system. Jennifer Jeffcoat joined the Inclinator team as Accounting and IT Manager to help lead the company through a major system reimplementation and to manage the company’s accounting practices.
“Inclinator is invested in hiring top talent to help further our company’s goal of helping Americans maintain their independence and comfort as they age,” said Mark Crispen, Director of Marketing. “Jennifer and Cliff are extraordinary additions to our team who will help us further our vision.”
Cliff has 18 + years of engineering and manufacturing experience, including roles as a lean manufacturing consultant, manufacturing engineer, quality engineer and most recently Director of Quality at New Standard Corporation. Cliff earned certifications in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and holds a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Penn State University. His enthusiasm instills him and his team with energy and dedication in an environment where creativity is encouraged.
Jennifer comes with a wealth of accounting, management, and IT experience over a variety of industries, having spent the last three years at a steel mold manufacturer, where Jennifer was instrumental in leading several cost savings initiatives, improving employee morale and performance, and implementing valuable process improvements. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2010 and most recently completed her MBA with Accounting in 2014.
This Product Spotlight details an inclusive system meant to save money while adding varied features.
Inclinator Co. of America’s UC601 Universal Control System is intended to be an inexpensive product that is easy to install and troubleshoot. It utilizes a microprocessor based design on all printed circuit boards and serial communication to link them together. The control can be configured at Inclinator’s facility or by the installer via an integral LCD display. Configuration of the control for all elevator types and operating parameters, such as number of floors, number of doors, automatic/manual gate and automatic/manual doors, is possible.
The control’s on-board diagnostics are constantly analyzing the system, which, in many
cases, allows it to detect and report problems before they become obvious to the user. It is capable of storing up to 200 time-stamped error messages to aid in troubleshooting. There is a small LED display at every floor and on the car-operating panel (COP) that displays the current floor position or can alert the homeowner to common error conditions, such as “Door Open,” “Gate Open” and “Stop Switch Status.”
As the control’s design is microprocessor based, it is possible to add new features to a
previous installation by simply updating the software. For example, a new “Call Send” feature from Inclinator can be added to an existing control within minutes and requires no other changes. More features are under development by the company and will become available to its dealers as they are finished.
The control system is standard equipment on the company’s cable drum, machine-room-less (MRL) geared, MRL CD1000 and hydraulic drives. It will run on all of its drives and features:
- Plug-and-play functionality to reduce installation time
- Multi-pin quick-connect connectors to eliminate hand wiring
- Hall stations interface to controller via daisy-chain wiring
- Door locks powered by the hall stations, which eliminates hoistway wiring
- Car position obtained from cab-mounted tape reader
- Position indicator as standard equipment on COPs and hall stations
- Control constantly analyzes operations to detect and report problems
- Control will indicate which safety circuits are open and check safety–switch override jumpers to shut down the elevator if they are left in
- Emergency–battery lowering as standard equipment
William M. Stratton, Inclinator president and CEO, added:
“We developed our Universal Controller System to provide our dealers with technology that will reduce their installation times, provide easily usable diagnostic information and provide superior support to their customers, the homeowners. By developing this technology in-house and through manufacturing the product in our own facility, we have better control of our supply chain, quality and ability to add new capabilities to the technology over time. Since we developed and own the software associated with our controller system, we are able to develop and share added features to [it]. A good example is the ‘Call Send’ feature that we developed in mid 2015. This feature allows our customers to use our residential elevator as dumbwaiters, in addition to using them as elevators.”