Deborah was hired by D&D in April of 2006 as the Office Manager and has since risen to the position of Modernization Manager, reporting to Nunzio Meccariello. She came to D&D with elevator experience, having prior worked for Garden State/Archer Elevator.
As the Modernization Manager, Deborah oversees every booked modernization and new construction job from beginning to end. Working on several projects simultaneously, once each job is booked, she reviews it to determine how many units she will be dealing with, what type of units are needed (i.e., hydro, geared or gearless), whether it will be a modernization or a new construction job, and the deadline for completion. Next, she creates a process for every aspect of the job, setting up a survey of the unit(s) and contacting the vendors for the parts (ordering the controllers, machines, wiring, cab interiors, fixtures, doors, etc.). After vendor orders are prepared, she starts scheduling and identifies the team that will be doing the work. To keep all jobs on schedule, Deborah works with her crews, vendors, architects and consultants to troubleshoot any problems that may be occurring and establishes a correction plan. She communicates extensively with building owners, building management companies, general contractors and consultants until the job is completed.
Debbie thoroughly enjoys the diversity of her job duties and the constant, ongoing change, which, as she states, “keeps her on her toes!”