Chicago Elevator Association A17.3 2005 – Code Update Seminar – .8 CEU’s

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Rosewood Restaurant & Banquets
9421 W. Higgins Road

The Next Generation of Rosewood…

Rosemont, IL 60018 

QEI – CEU Credits: .8 (Also Meets State of Illinois 8 hour CEU Requirement)


The Chicago Elevator Association is proud to sponsor the February 5th, A17.3-2005 Code Update Seminar. This event is open to everyone who requires the State of Illinois 8 hours of continuing education for annual maintenance of qualifications. This program also provides for .8 ceu credits of the 1.0 ceu credits required for the annual continuing education maintenance of qualifications for QEI re-certification.

Dick Gregory, Vertex Elevator Consultants, will be presenting the A17.3-2005 Elevator Code seminar.  This provides an excellent opportunity for industry professionals and those new to the industry to learn more about the code as it applies to existing equipment.  This is the current version that State of Illinois inspectors use.  This is the most current version of the National Elevator & Escalator Code for existing equipment.  

This event is open to EVERYONE and is ideal for inspectors, managers, sales people, field supervisors and mechanics that need annual continuing educational units for QEI or State of Illinois license re-certification. This program is approved by NAESAI and by the State of Illinois Elevator Safety Board.


Don’t wait! Register for this event today and you’ll be only .2 ceu’s away from satisfying your educational requirements! 

CEA Holiday Party Set

It’s that time of the year again for the CEA Holiday Party! Make sure you join us for good food, drinks and industry friends. Event information is as follows.

December 3rd, 2008

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Maggiano’s Little Italy
240 Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook, Illinois
Phone: 630-368-0300

Heavy Hors D’ Oeuvres & Open Bar

Members of the CEA – One Person Complimentary, Additional People $35 ea.

Non CEA  Members: $65.00 per person

Please R.S.V.P. by December 1st to Tom Przybyla
Phone: 708-371-2444, Fax: 708-371-2477 – e-mail:



CEA Member: Number of Additional People Attending: _____ x $35 = $__________

Non CEA Member: Number of People Attending:      _____ x $65 = $__________

Please fax this form to 708-371-2477 and mail checks payable to the Chicago Elevator Association – 14639 Short Street, Posen, IL 60469

Online Flyer Link: cea-holiday-party-2009 (.PDF Document)

November Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended Novembers Meeting! It was nice to have needed to add another table to our room for some last minute guests! End of the year reports were given and it’s nice to see that the CEA is in good financial shape.


Special thanks to Gary Schreiber, out going President, for all his hard work and dedication to the CEA!  Gary has been a long time supporter of the CEA both as an officer and as a member and his contributions are greatly appreciated.  (Pictured: Gary taking a moment to thank the members for their support.)

Thanks also goes to both Craig Zomchek, incoming President, and Tom Przybyla, Secretary Treasurer for their hard work in planning speakers, events, coordinating committees and making sure that the CEA is a financially strong.

The nominated slate of officers was voted in during the meeting and your new officers for the 2008-2009 Year are as follows;

Craig Zomchek – President
Tom Sybert – Vice President
Tom Przybyla, Secretary Treasurer

smartriseOur presentor for the meeting was SmartRise Controllers.  We appreciate them taking the time out of their schedule to present at our meeting on such short notice.

Our Holiday Party is scheduled for Wednesday December 3rd at Maggiano’s in Oakbrook. Details to follow shortly!

Upcoming November Meeting

Be sure to join us as we meet Thursday November 6th at Marcello’s. In addition to elections and end of the year business to discuss we will also have a presentation by SmartRise. A summary is noted below.

The slate for the 2008-2009 officers was presented and approved, Craig Zomchek – President, Tom Sybert – Vice President, Tom Przybyla, Secretary/Treasurer. Elections are next month so make sure you attend. Nominations can be presented from the floor if you are interested in running for any position.

Smartrise Presentation Outline
The presentation will be about:
1. Technology and design practice leading to serial based controller, with emphasis on technical aspects and safety issues 2. Tools for Diagnostics and best practice.
Gilbert Zogbi, CEO of Smartrise Engineering Gilbert, an Electrical and Computer Engineer graduate, has been in the design, development and production of microprocessor based elevator controller for over a decade.
With vast experience in the elevator controller sales and field engineering support, he co-founded Smartrise engineering, the leader in the manufacturing of open market elevator controllers.

Ali Ezzeddine
VP Business Development
Smartrise Engineering Inc.
Office 916-457-5129
Cell      916-709-5578
Fax      916-457-4948

We look forward to seeing you on the 6th! If you would like to attend please confirm by e-mailing Tom at .


October Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to the October 2nd meeting! It was a general business meeting that included the following.

We appreciate the presentation by Bucher Hydraulics. They presented on a new product they offer which is a VVVF controlled Hydraulic valve. It was pretty interesting. For more information click on this link.

The CEA Holiday Party is going to be held on December 3rd at the Maggianos in Oakbrook as it was last year and we will have more information about it a next months meeting.

We welcome Innovation Industries as the newest member of the CEA as they were voted in last night.

The slate for the 2008-2009 officers was presented and approved, Craig Zomchek – President, Tom Sybert – Vice President, Tom Przybyla, Secretary Treasurer. Elections are next month so make sure you attend. Nominations can be presented from the floor if you are interested in running for any position.

In addition to elections next month this will be our fiscal year end meeting. Again, thanks to everyone who attended. It was nice to see everyone last night.  See you next month, November 6th.