Curriculum Vitae: Ronald E. Creak
3904 Woodmont Park Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
Office: 502-241-8797 • Fax: 502-241-8746
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Elevator & Escalator Consultant
Creak, Moskal & Associates, LLC, Louisville, Kentucky, 1991 to Present
Specialize in litigation support services, including accident investigation and expert witness testimony, in personal injury and property damage cases related to elevators, escalators and other types of vertical transportation equipment. Provide consulting services to architects, general contractors, developers, and building owners for preparation of specifications, maintenance and equipment condition audits, construction management, final inspection, and traffic analysis.
University College Northampton, Northampton, England
Master of Science Lift Engineering Program
Module C1 - Lift Applications Engineering
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
Apprenticeship, Electric Motor and Armature Winding
Licenses & Certifications
NAESA Certified ASME QEI Elevator Safety Inspector, No. C-3670
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations —
Certified Elevator Inspector, No. 20045 – 2007
OSHA Certified in Construction Supervision - 1973
Journeyman Elevator Mechanic - 1967
Trial Qualified Expert Witness
Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee,
Texas, Washington and U.S. Federal Court System
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
Member Mechanical Design Committee
Past Member, Escalator and Moving Walk Committee
Past Member, Hydraulic Committee
International Code Council
International Association of Elevator Engineers
National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities International
International Association of Elevator Consultants
Elevator Advisory Committee, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Elevator & Escalator Consultant
CMH & Associates, LLC, Dallas, Texas, 1998 to 2009
Provide consulting services to architects, general contractors, developers, and building owners for preparation of specifications, maintenance and equipment condition audits, construction management, final inspection, and traffic analysis.
Lerch Bates North America, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky, 1994 to 1997
Provided consulting services to architects, general contractors, developers, and building owners for preparation of specifications, maintenance and equipment condition audits, construction management, final inspection, and traffic analysis.
Corporate Risk Manager
Armor Elevator Company, Louisville, Kentucky, 1983 to 1994
Conducted technical analysis and investigation of vertical transportation equipment involved in accidents to the public at all branch office locations nationally. Approximately 2000 personal injury accidents involving all types and manufacturers of vertical transportation equipment were technically analyzed during this time frame. Additional duties included responsibility for review, negotiation and acceptance of all contracts and their terms for provision of new equipment, modernization, maintenance and repair projects at all branch office locations nationally.
Phoenix Management Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1981 to 1983
Provided management of commercial and residential real estate holdings for absentee landlords.
Director of Operations
Gust Lagerquist & Sons, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1979 to 1981
Provided general management, supervision and technical assistance for all field operations involving the installation, maintenance, and repair of all vertical transportation equipment, as well as application engineering, contract administration, estimating, purchasing, and scheduling.
Regional and Branch Manager
Montgomery Elevator Company, 1970 to 1979
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Engaged in various levels of management in both the United States and Canada. Responsible for all phases of branch office operations, including technical assistance and supervision of all field employees and activities.
Montgomery Elevator Company, 1963 - 1970
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Gained field experience during this period from positions held as service troubleshooter, service mechanic, repair mechanic, adjuster, construction mechanic and mechanic’s helper.