Curriculum Vitae

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  • Bachelor of Arts / Business Administration
  • Abilene Christian University-Dallas 1983

Professional Activities and Affiliations:

  • Member; National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC)
  • Member; National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA)
  • Member; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member; Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation Elevator Advisory Board (TDLR) (2003 – 2008)
  • Member; International Association of Elevator Consultants IAEC  (formerly NAVTP)

Certifications:

  • National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities Certified Elevator Safety Inspector; Q.E.I. #C-576 effective 6/9/90
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; Certified Inspector since 1995
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors; Mechanic’s certification
  • National Association of Elevator Contractors Certified Elevator Technician; #02-0120-not current
  • International Association of Elevator Consultants; Certified Elevator Consultant
  • Oklahoma Department of Labor Elevator Inspector License #30039 (not current)
  • Oklahoma Department of Labor Elevator Mechanic License #10171 (not current)

Participation in Industry Associations:

  • Member; Board of Directors of National Association of Elevator Contractors, 1983-1985
  • President; National Association of Elevator Contractors, 1984-1985
  • Member; Vice Chairman; NAEC Certified Elevator Technician Certification Board (CET) 2000 – 2006
  • Member; Board of Directors of National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities 2006 – 2009
  • Member; Elevator World (industry magazine publication) Board of Directors, 1991-current
  • Chairman; National Association of Elevator Contractors 1998 Annual Convention
  • Member; Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Elevator Advisory Board, 2004-2008
  • Member; Concord Elevator, Advisory Board, 2004 – 2006
  • Member; International Association of Elevator Consultants (IECA) formerly (NAVTP) Board of Directors 2007 – present
  • Member; (Vice Chairman) National Association of Elevator Contractors Certified Elevator Technician Certification Board 2002 – 2006
  • Alternate, Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation 2009
  • Member; ASME A17.1 Standards Committee, 2002-current
  • Member; ASME A17.1 Maintenance, Repair & Replacement Committee, 1998-current
  • Member; ASME A17.2 Inspectors Guide Committee, 1999-current
  • Member; ASME A17.3 Existing Installations Committee 2005-current
  • Member, (Corresponding) ; ASME A17.1 Private Residence Committee
  • Member; (Chairman); ASME A17.1 Limited Use / Limited Accessibility Committee, 2003-current
  • Member; ASME A17.3 Inspectors Guide Task Group; Inspection Guide for MRL Elevators
  • Member; ASME A17.1 Ad-Hoc Committee for LU/LA MRL Elevators
  • Member; ASME A17.1 Task Group for Harmonization of A17.1 and CSA B44 Maintenance Sections
  • Member; ASME A17.1 Ad-Hoc Committee for Inspecting and Testing Requirements
  • Member; ASME A17.1 Task Group for Private Residence MRL Elevators
  • Member; (Alternate) A17.7 New Technology Committee, 2006-current
  • Member, Private Residence Ad-Hoc Committee for MRL Elevators
  • Member, (Vice Chairman) ASME A17.1 Task Group for Maintenance Control Plans MCP
  • Member, ASME A17.1 Task Group on Inspection Requirements between Electrical and Inspections Committee
  • Member ASME QEI-1 Standard For The Qualification of Elevator Inspectors Committee 2009-present
  • Member, NASEAI QEI Board of Certification, 2012 – present

Course Attendance:

  • National Association of Safety Authorities; ASME Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators 2006, 2007
  • Annual 8 hr. requirements for TDLR each year since 1995 as presented
  • Annual requirements for QEI; 8-hour industry related topics
  • Various seminars and round table discussion groups at NAEC seminars and conventions
  • NAESA Code Update Seminars 2005 – 2008
  • NAESA annual workshops 2005 – 2010
  • NAVTP annual workshops 2006 – 2010
  • Various training on-line sessions for CET required CEU’s
  • ASME Inspections of Elevators 2009

Technical Reviews (review of material prior to publication for technical correctness):

  • Member; Technical Review Committee for Elevator World
  • Member; Review Committee for Zack McCain (Author)
    • Elevators 101
    • Maintenance & Repair of Elevators
  • Member; Review Committee for George Strakosch (Author)
    • Sam & Samantha the Maintainers
  • Member; Technical Review Committee for John Koshak (Author)
    • Maintenance On New Equipment  2009
  • Member; Technical Review Committee for Ed Donoghue (Author)
    • ASME A17.1/CSA B44 2010 Handbook

Presentations & Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker; Canadian Elevator Association, 1985 Speaker; National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, 1985
  • Speaker/Leader; Various round table topics at NAEC conventions and seminars
  • Speaker; National Association of Vertical Transportation Professionals, 2002  (Complying with ASME A17.1 sec. 8.6 Maintenance, Repair & Replacement)
  • Speaker; Building Owners & Managers 2002, (ASME A17.1 sec. 8.6 Maintenance, Repair & Replacement / Compliance with Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation)
  • Presenter, AVL Oracle Elevator Dallas; Updates to the ANSI A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators
  • Presenter, Nationwide Lifts Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas January 2009
  • Presenter, NAESA Western Region Workshop, Irving, Texas April 2009
  • Presenter, NAESA Code Update Seminar, Austin, Texas April 2009
  • Instructor; ASME PD101 Introduction to Elevators; Portland, Oregon April 2012
  • Instructor; ASME PD102 How To Perform Inspections Using A17.2-2010 Guide For The Inspection of Elevators and Escalators; Portland, Oregon April 2012

Work Experience: 1967 – present:

DATES COMPANY POSITION RESPONSIBLILTIES
1967-1971 (part time while in college) Hunter -Hayes/Dover Elevator Company Elevator Technician Started assisting in elevator mechanics in the maintenance and repair of elevator systems.  Advanced to the position of a mechanic and performed maintenance on elevators while attending college.
1971-1972 Womack Machine Supply Company Purchasing Agent Started in the shipping and receiving department and advanced to the position of purchasing agent for the Dallas office.
1972-1976 Baxter & Sons Elevator Company Vice President Performed maintenance and repair of elevator systems.  Assisted in the purchase of parts and invoicing of repair projects.
1976- 2000 Baxter & Sons Elevator Company Vice President Member of the Baxter  Management Council Managed Field Operations; Maintenance of 1400 elevators; New Construction; Modernization & Repair
1985-1996 BAXCO, Inc. President Management & SalesElevator control systems.
2000-2003 Baxter & Sons Elevator Company Executive Vice President, COO Responsible for all Field Operations including Maintenance, Repair, Modernization Construction, QEI Inspection Services & Field Safety
2003-Present Richard E. Baxter & Associates, LLC President Elevator Consulting, Specification writing and review. Member of ASME Code Review Committee for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company. Member of world wide project team for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company. Code consultant to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company. Providing due diligence and maintenance audits on existing and new equipment. Provides QEI inspections of elevator and escalator systems. Provides expert testimony in legal cases involving elevator and escalator systems. Evaluated existing equipment and designed a complete Maintenance Control Program (MCP) for the University of Oklahoma Elevator Department. Performed Safety Audits on Elevator Field Personnel in accordance with the Field Employees Safety Handbook for Oracle Elevator. Dallas, Louisville, Ft. Lauderdale. Provide consulting services and project oversight for maintenance of various elevators, incline lifts and escalators for Dallas Area Rapid Transit System (DART). Prepare specifications and provided project oversight for modernization of 12 high rise elevators at Patriot Tower. Dallas, TX. Prepare specifications and project oversight for modernization of 12 high rise elevators at National City Tower, Louisville, KY.
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