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TK Elevator North America CEO Kevin Lavallee Adds COO Field Position on International Group-level to Current Responsibilities


  • Effective October 1, 2021, Mr. Lavallee will join TK Elevator’s global Management Board as COO Field, a newly created position focused on customers and digital innovation in the service business.
  • A highly respected elevator industry leader with more than 30 years of expertise, Mr. Lavallee has been critical in driving TK Elevator growth around the world.


Atlanta (July 14, 2021) – Kevin Lavallee, President and CEO of TK Elevator North America, will add the newly created COO Field role to his current responsibilities. As a member of the global TK Elevator Management Board, Mr. Lavallee will have accountability for field operations globally where he will oversee TK Elevator’s continued focus on customers and digital innovation in the service business.

The change will be official on October 1, 2021, which coincides with Mr. Lavallee’s two-year anniversary as President and CEO of TK Elevator North America.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to lead our customer efforts globally and guide the service transformation business, which is critical to providing the general public with the safest, healthiest and most efficient riding experience possible,” says Lavallee.

A renowned elevator expert with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Lavallee has spent his elevator career with TK Elevator dating back to 1984. Between 2000 and 2011, Mr. Lavallee served as President for TK Elevator in Canada (where he nearly tripled sales) as well as other global regions. After a hiatus from the industry, Mr. Lavallee returned in 2019 as the Global Head of Field for TK Elevator where he oversaw field operations in 65 countries.

He assumed the role of President and CEO of TK Elevator North America on October 1, 2019.

“With his long history in the industry, growth mindset and a deep knowledge of field operations, Kevin Lavallee is a truly valuable addition to the Group’s Management Board of TK Elevator GmbH,” says Peter Walker, CEO of TK Elevator. “With a dedicated position for COO Field in the TK Elevator GmbH Management Board, we believe that the company is well positioned to continue its transformation process and head into a promising, value-driven and growth-oriented future.”

Mr. Lavallee resides in Atlanta with his wife and will be based at TK Elevator’s state-of-the-art North American headquarters at The Battery Atlanta when it is completed later this year. The three-building headquarters will include the tallest elevator test tower in North America.

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TK Elevator

With customers in over 100 countries served by more than 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €9 billion in fiscal year 2022/2023. We ensure high levels of customer service globally from our extensive network of about 1,000 locations. Over the past several decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent after separation from the thyssenkrupp group in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business proudly provided by around 25,000 service technicians. The product portfolio ranges from standardized elevators for low-rise residential buildings to highly customized solutions for skyscrapers. In addition, it covers escalators, moving walks, passenger boarding bridges and stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based solutions, such as the MAX platform, are delivering enhanced services. With these digital offerings, there are no longer any limits to urban mobility. TKE – move beyond.