Who is Doug Guderian?Doug Guderian
Douglas A. W. Guderian is President and CEO of:
26 Morrow Road,
Barrie, Ontario, L4N 3V8
Doug Guderian got started in the elevator industry in 1981. Doug has worked in the field in maintenance, new construction, modernization and service. Doug studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in 1988. Doug became a Professional Engineer in 1990 while working as a Design Engineer at Delta Elevator Co Ltd., Delta Elevator has a thriving maintenance construction and modernization business. Delta is also the largest elevator manufacture in Ontario Canada. During his time at Delta, Doug helped to grow the company from 8 employees to about 70 employees. Doug became Vice-President of Delta Elevator in 1992 and President in 2001. Doug was the largest shareholder at Delta Elevator when he sold off his interests in 2006.
Doug has been involved in the mergers, acquisitions and sales of about 15 companies over the years. The majority of these have been in the elevator industry, but Doug enjoys all aspects of business and has been a behind-the-scenes mentor in many business ventures in a variety of disciplines.
Doug has been an active participant in the Canadian Elevator Contractor’s Association (CECA) for most of his elevator career. Doug has also served on the Elevating Devices Advisory Council to help guide the legislative environment in Ontario through TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority)
Doug is now president, CEO and sole owner of Elevator One Inc. Elevator One Inc. is engaged in elevator maintenance, service and new construction in a geographic area including Simcoe County and northwards in Ontario, Canada. Elevator One Inc. is a regional elevator service company, which prides itself in providing excellent service and value to its customers. Doug’s responsibilities cover every aspect of the company, but do not directly include the day to day operations.
Doug has a passion for helping to educate elevator owners to have a better knowledge and understanding of their elevator equipment so that they can make better elevator related decisions. This passion has increased over the years as Doug has had many interactions with customers, where he could empathize with their “if only I had known” moments as the customers realized that they could have saved a lot of money by choosing a different course of action in the past
Doug is enjoying the slower pace of running a smaller company and having the time to focus on the finer details of increasing the quality at every level of the company. Doug also enjoys the personal interactions with all of the people in the company that are possible only in a smaller organization. Doug is happily married and has 4 lovely daughters, who keep the household in Kitchener, Ontario quite lively.