New CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator North America
Kevin Lavallee has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for thyssenkrupp Elevator North America. Lavallee follows Interim CEO, Steve Wedge, who transitions back to his role as Chief Financial Officer.
Accounting for more than one-third of the group’s total global revenue, North America and its 11,000 employees are a key pillar for thyssenkrupp Elevator.
Lavallee started working within thyssenkrupp Elevator in the early 1990s when he worked for Canada-based Northern Elevator, which was acquired by thyssenkrupp. Between 2000 and 2011, Lavallee served as President for thyssenkrupp Elevator in Canada, Australia and the United States (New England Region), respectively.
After pursuing an opportunity outside the elevator industry, Lavallee returned in 2019 as the Global Head of Field for thyssenkrupp Elevator, where he has field operations oversight over 50,000 employees in 65 countries. Lavallee will continue in this role in addition to his responsibilities as CEO North America.