Richard A. Kennedy is a nationally recognized expert in the elevator and escalator industry. He is President and CEO of Kencor, Inc., an elevator systems company, where he has worked since 1982. From 1994 to 1996, he was also CEO of Delco Elevator Equipment Sales, Inc., and from 1978 to 1981, he was CEO of Elevator Sales & Service, Inc. He is currently a director of the Elevator Contractor Council for the Association of Building Contractors. He was President of the National Association of Elevator Contractors from 2010 to 2011, and from 2009 to 2011 he served on its Board of Directors. Through his independent consulting company, Richard A Kennedy & Associates, he is frequently retained by states and municipalities, the legal profession, insurance companies and building owners to audit and advise on elevator and escalator service. Mr. Kennedy received an A&S Degree from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Widener University. He resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his family. He is an appointee of the President of the United States.