The ELTEC Executive Leadership Team is accessible to all customers, vendor-partners and internal team-members on a daily basis. We are 100% committed to the local Puget Sound region.
Chief Executive Officer / Owner
In 1998, Gordon opened ELTEC, with the goal of bringing a more personalized elevator/escalator service experience to businesses.
Based in Seattle, he started out as a field technician in 1980, worked his way up to General Manager and eventually opened ELTEC (with former partner, Dan Taplin/retired) to create a locally owned, independent elevator/escalator company to the Puget Sound region. Involved in all aspects of ELTEC’s business, Gordon is accessible to all ELTEC customers and team members and committed to providing leading-edge service that continually evolves to anticipate, meet and exceed his customers’ dynamic needs.
In addition to loving the elevator/escalator gig, Gordon spends his spare time practicing yoga and doing handstands with his wife, skiing aggressively with his son, and driving his Vespa to fun, local places.
Gordon’s Motto: “Your world is a vision of how you see it”
Chief Financial Officer
Charles brings a fresh and well-rounded perspective to the finance business. Charles is a passionate business leader, who is a strategist and solutions architect, and has a proven track record of planning and performance. With a background in Finance and Accounting, Charles brings a solid understanding of the “numbers” alongside the related operations. He is a team builder, and understands that any successful business starts with its people.
Charles brings an entrepreneurial spirit to ELTEC that is a perfect fit, since ELTEC is the leading independent elevator/escalator company in Seattle.
Born and raised in Colorado, Charles now enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He is an avid skier and golfer. Charles earned his pilot’s license years ago, and when he is not “grounded” he’ll be flying over this beautiful part of the county.
Charles Motto: “A New Day, a Better Way”
Director of Operations
Patrick joined ELTEC and brings 20 years of operations leadership experience to the company. He believes in creating and maintaining a high quaility and scalable service function that focuses on having the right people, process, and technology to deliver operational excellence. Patrick is passionite about both internal and external customer service as well as coaching and empowering others so that they can grow and reach their professional goals. In addition, Patrick is dedicated to aliging operational goals to our customers needs and the overall vision of the company.
Patrick was drawn to ELTEC for its company culture, operational midset, and focus on taking care of the customer.
In his spare time, Patrick enjoys fishing and crabbing with his son, golfing, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his partner Jen, and the beautiful Edmonds sunsets. Patrick grew up in Southern California and makes the trip back a few times a year to be with his family and friends.
“Be a leader that inspires others in everything you do”
Chief Strategy Officer/ Owner
Kathy officially joined ELTEC in 2018 as Chief Strategy Officer, but has been closely connected to the company since Gordon started the business back in 1998. She brings diverse business experience from her many years at a leading customer-centric Seattle-based retailer. Kathy joined ELTEC to support its leaders on developing and implementing strategies focused on continually improving the ELTEC customer experience, while cultivating the entrepreneurial company culture. She loves collaborating and partnering with the many talented people at ELTEC to create a stand-out service experience within the local elevator industry. Her favorite non-ELTEC activities include practicing Hot Yoga, doing headstands with her husband, as well as struggling to keep up with her husband and son’s aggressive skiing on the slopes of Whistler Mountain.
Kathy’s Motto: “the best way to predict your future…..is to create it”