Michael Vallone is an elevator and escalator expert with nearly 20 years of industry experience as a field mechanic, maintenance supervisor, and operations manager. His expertise extends to all aspects of the elevator industry, including new construction, modernization, maintenance, service and repair, inspection / testing, supervision and safety. Michael applies his expertise to forensic casework involving injuries and economic loss claims.
Much of Michael’s professional experience was working directly for major elevator and escalator manufacturers. He has direct experience as a mechanic and supervisor of mechanics for new installations of low-rise hydraulic and machine-room-less to high-rise geared and gearless traction elevators. He also has significant hands-on experience as a qualified conveyance mechanic and supervisor of mechanics performing maintenance, service, and repair across many different models and vintages of elevators and escalators.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University. He is a National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities – QEI-1 Certified Elevator Inspector as well as a Certified Elevator Mechanic through the National Elevator Industry Education Program and has held multiple state licenses. He has completed various continuing education courses through the National Elevator Industry Education Program and the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities in which he is an active member.