Doppelmayr CTEC President, Jan Leonard, Moving On

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SAM Magazine--Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2, 2007--As of yesterday, October 1, the president of Doppelmayr CTEC, Jan Leonard has left his position.

Leonard has worked in the ropeway business for more than 35 years and oversaw the merger between Doppelmayr and Garaventa/CTEC in 2001. Leonard will continue his association with Doppelmayr CTEC and the industry as an independent ropeway consultant.

"There are so many other ideas, both at work and play, that I would like to pursue and this move will give me the opportunity to do them," says Leonard.

Replacing Leonard as president is Mark Bee, former executive VP of the company. Bee has 18 years of ropeway experience, first with Von Roll Tramways, and then as president of Doppelmayr USA until the merger.



Here! Here! For two generations over here at SAM, we have greatly admired Jan's energy, enthusiasm and knack for practical jokes! We're glad we will still be seeing you around. And congratulations to Mark.

Vice President, CNL

Dan and Ron have it right. Jan, you are a class act, through and through. You sustained a commitment over the years to deliverier a quality product, fairly priced, and backed up by some of the best service in the biz. Your fundamental optimism about the unknowns of business and life will most assuredly serve you well. Thanks for your many contributions...yes; you will be missed!

To the best

I agree with Dan, congratulations to the best in the industry. Jan was instrumental in pushing technology and developed a great company (before the mergers). Enjoy life going forward Jan and thanks for all the years! You will be missed...

Good Luck

Jan is probably one of my favorite people in the lift industry. He can explain the advantages of a top drive, bottom tensioned lift to a flower show attendee (or a newbie electrician) and they will understand it. In an industry where one lift manufacturer after another fell by the wayside, Jan made all right steps to put CTEC where it is today. I am sure that he will be greatly missed in that organization but I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.