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FARMINGTON, Conn., June 17, 2020 – Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:OTIS) has named Jim Cramer as President, Otis Americas. Cramer will report directly to Otis President & CEO, Judy Marks. Otis is the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service.
“Jim will continue to energize and grow our Americas’ business, focusing on operational excellence, safety and quality,” said Marks. “During his distinguished 34-year career at Otis, he has earned a strong reputation for his strategic thinking, customer focus and passion for creating an inclusive culture.”
Cramer has been the interim Otis Americas’ President since February, replacing Tom Vining, who left the company earlier this year. During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and adaptability navigating through unprecedented global events during Otis’ first months operating as an independent, publicly traded company.
Cramer joined Otis in 1986 and served in several branch and regional general manager roles across the U.S. Most recently, he was the Regional Vice President of the U.S. Western Region where he and his team secured some of the company’s most iconic project wins over the past decade. He also serves on the National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) Board of Directors.
The Otis Americas region employs approximately 15,000 employees across 14 countries in North and South America with manufacturing operations and service centers in the U.S. and Brazil.
Built on a legacy of innovation, Otis was founded in 1853 after Elisha Otis invented the elevator safety brake, giving rise to the modern city, transforming how people live and work, and revolutionizing architecture itself. Today, we are the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service. We move 2 billion people a day and maintain more than 2 million customer units worldwide, the industry’s largest maintenance portfolio. We can be found in many of the world’s most recognizable buildings, as well as the busiest transportation hubs and retail centers – we are everywhere people are on the move. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, Otis is 69,000 people strong, including 40,000 field professionals, all committed to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and passengers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. To learn more, visit www.otis.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @OtisElevatorCo.