In Memoriam: Simha Lustig
On 7 December 2019 passed the former chairman of the "Israeli elevator and escalator technical committee", Simha Lustig, Tel Aviv, Israel, aged 93.
Simha and his wife Rita, both survivors of the Holocaust, immigrated to Israel in 1950, following his graduation as an electrical engineer from the University of Bratislava in Slovakia. His professional career began when he joined a local elevator company as a young engineer.
In 1956 he established the first vertical transportation consultancy in Israel, ESL - Eng. S. Lustig Consulting Engineers. As the chairman of the Israeli elevator and escalator technical committee, he instigated the creation of all new Israeli standards as well as the adaptation of many European ones.
Contributed his knowledge and experience
Simha was a longtime representative of Israel in Working Group 6 of ISO Technical Committee 178 and contributed his knowledge and experience to the development of many new international standards and the revision of several others.
He was the country coordinator for the International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) since 1986 and an active member of many local technical associations and committees.
Simha is survived by his children, Ami, Dubi, and Hagit, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.