KONE Spares Missing Step Detector Upgrade

Are you tired of false stops and replacing worn out missing step detection sensors? If your answer is yes, then check this out:

KONE Spares Missing Step Detector with Proximity Sensors

These proximity sensors don’t make any contact with the escalator – at all.

No contact = NO WEAR AND TEAR
No wear and tear means fewer replacements.

This is the KONE Spares Missing Step Detector Upgrade.

  • Can be used as an upgrade for Montgomery escalators that were shipped with the old roller-type missing step detector device
  • Fits most escalators, not just the Montgomery HRs
  • Improved reliability

This featured product is on special. Contact us for the details!

Congratulations to Angie Boynton!

Angie Boynton

Congratulations to Angie Boynton on her 5 Year Anniversary at KONE Spares!

Angie has proven herself to be a valuable asset for her customers by creating long lasting partnerships and always working to find a solution that works for all parties! 

Internally, Angie motivates her team to keep chasing their goals and encourages them to reach out to her for accountability.  Angie also brings a community engagement spirit to KONE Spares.  A good example of that is her volunteer work with JA (Junior Achievement). 

Congratulations on this 5 year milestone with KONE Spares and thank you for hard work and commitment to your customers. 

Congratulations to Holly Nomura on her 5 Year Anniversary at KONE Spares!

Filled with positive vibe, confidence, and honesty we couldn’t have found anyone better than Holly for our team. Her positive attitude towards work inspires everyone here to give their best.

Holly works hard to ensure our customer’s projects and our internal processes are handled with care and efficiency while finding ways to incorporate her creative nature to encourage and motivate the sales team.   

Congratulations on this 5 year milestone with KONE Spares and thank you for hard work and attention to detail!

Have You Met Meghan Ludin?

Name: Meghan Ludin

Title/Role: Spares Team Lead, External Sales

How long have you been with KONE Spares? Five and a half years

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What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now? Day one of freedom, I am going to take my kids to play at our favorite local park playground! It has been hard to see the caution tape covering up all that fun for the past few months.

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call? With kids in the house, there are always funny things that happen. My favorite was probably when my four year old daughter decided the perfect time to perfect her werewolf howl was when I was on a call.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? A new love of bicycling AND working out in our yard (even though I am still plant killer, extraordinaire!). It has also been so great to slow down a bit and get some great family time in!

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I love cookbooks! I find a new favorite and work to cook and bake my way through the whole thing and, generally, don’t like making the same recipes more than once!

What is something you want the industry to know about you? I truly love what I do. Over the years, so many customers have become friends. It is great to learn from each other and connect in a way that is very unique to our industry. I take a lot of pride in being a trusted resource for our customers and love watching them succeed!

Have You Met Paige Anderson?

Name: Paige Anderson

Title/Role: Buyer Purchasing 

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 23 years with KONE, and 2 with Montgomery Elevators

What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now? To go visit my 99-1/2 year Great Aunt

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call? Thought I was muted — and i wasn’t — and told my family to shut up because I was in a meeting.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? I thought it would be difficult to work from home but it is amazing how everyone works as a team, and was able to work just fine with current technology and my cell phone. 

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I really wanted to be chef and not major in computers in college.  I love to cook new things.

What is something you want the industry to know about you? Elevator life is a lot of ups and downs and people pushing your buttons, but at least KONE Spares will try and get you that right button so people can go up and down. 

Have you met Becky Cousins?

Name: Rebecca (Becky) Cousins

Title:  Administrative Associate Spares

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 15 years

What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now?  New Mexico to visit my nephew (had to postpone too long now).

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call?  I hung up on my boss – wasn’t intentional, I assure you.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? Operating this tiny little laptop!

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! My best friend & I won blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair for demonstrating how to refinish wood from an old table & making it into a beautiful box shelf.

What is something you want the industry to know about you?  I’m very good at handling problem phone calls.

Have you met Jessica Gross?

Name: Jessica Gross

Title: Senior Sales Representative

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 5½ years

What is the first place you are going to go when able that you are unable to now? Vacation… once given the green light I want to go to ALL of the places! We’ve postponed 3 trips at this point and are really looking forward to traveling again once it is safe to do so.

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call?  My son roared like a dinosaur during an entire call. Apparently working at Jurassic Park is my new normal.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine?  The additional connections being made personally and at work. People have been more open to taking the time to talk and find ways to virtually connect. I’ve appreciated getting to know customers better and finding unique ways to use technology to stay connected.

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I lived in Germany for a year when I was 4. My mom was born and raised in Germany so we went often. Now as an adult I do not get to go as often as I would like but my daughter has had a chance to go twice and this year was to be my sons first trip, looking forward to hopefully be able to take them again in 2021!

Essential People for an Essential Business

Many essential businesses and institutions, including hospitals, rely on their elevators for critical operations. During the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to make sure these elevators continue running smoothly, and if they are shut down, they must be repaired as quickly as possible. 

This is why our warehouse staff is also considered essential, as without them the spare parts won’t be shipped to the businesses which need them. 

We want to take this opportunity to honor and thank these dedicated professionals who keep the flow of parts moving.

Temperatures are taken before anyone is allowed in the warehouse.

For everyone’s protection, temperatures are taken before anyone is allowed entry into the warehouse. This goes beyond our dedicated warehouse staff, as it also includes drivers and material handlers from the various shipping services as well. 

Proper social distancing is enforced as mandatory, as is face covering. Again, this applies to everyone entering the premises, not just our employees. 

To further enhance social distancing, we’ve staggered shifts in line with the various time zones to which we’re shipping, so that there are fewer people in the warehouse at the same time. 

Meanwhile, all other KONE Spares employees are working from home to provide continued support for our industry.  

Together, we will get through this unprecedented time in modern history. KONE Spares continues to be dedicated to our customers, and our customer’s customers, because as before, we will only succeed if you succeed

We are with you in this. If you’re healthy, we hope you remain so, and if you, your team, or loved ones are affected, we are supporting you with prayer for a quick recovery. 

And again, a huge heartfelt thank you to our warehouse staff, without whom the essential services would not be possible. 

HOLIDAY NEWSLETTERS 2019

Click the pictures below to see each person’s holiday newsletter for 2019.

Meghan Ludin
Sales Rep and Team Lead
Natalie Twigg
Senior Sales Rep
Angie Boynton
Sales Rep
Jessica Gross
Senior Sales Rep
Laura Hotle
Sales Rep
Kelly O’Neill
Sales Rep
Kelly Oberhardt
Sales Manager, Americas
Jerry Davis
Digital Marketing Manager
Holly Nomura
Sales Coordinator