The Elevator Safety Technical Advisory Council was created by the 2004 Florida Legislature to provide technical assistance to the division in support of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public and give the division the benefit of the council members’ knowledge and experience concerning the industries and individual businesses affected by the laws and rules administered by the division. Section 399.1061, Florida Statutes, provides more information about the council.

William Snyder, Chair

Abel Arabitg, Vice Chair

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Bureau of Elevator Safety is currently seeking interested parties to represent the following constituents on the Elevator Safety Technical Advisory Council.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Meeting Notice:
Date: June 4, 2024
Location: Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2601 Blair Stone Road, C107 Tallahassee, FL 32399
Time: 9:00 a.m.. – 1:00 p.m. or upon conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Conference Call Line:  888-585-9008 Passcode: 253 045 022#
Agenda: Being Finalized

February 21, 2024 (Orlando and Conference Call)
Pending Approval of Meeting Minutes

December 6, 2023 (Cape Canaveral and Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2023 (Orlando)
Approved Meeting Minutes

February 1, 2023 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2022 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

February 2, 2022 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2021 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

July 21, 2021 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2021 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2020 (Tallahassee)
Approved Meeting Minutes

July 23, 2019 (Tallahassee)
Approved Meeting Minutes 

November 27, 2018 (Tallahassee/Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

April 3, 2018 (Tampa)
Approved Meeting Minutes

October 24, 2017 (Tallahassee)
Approved Meeting Minutes

June 13, 2017 (Orlando)
Approved Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2017 (Conference Call)
Approved Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2016 (Tampa)
Approved Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2016 (Central Florida Tourism Oversight District)
Approved Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2015 (Central Florida Tourism Oversight District)
Approved Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2015 (Central Florida Tourism Oversight District)
Approved Meeting Minutes

Contact the bureau to obtain a copy of meeting minutes prior to May 2015.

Council Members

Vacant: General Public

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David J. Alekna – Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Representing: Elevator Service Companies
Tower Elevator Corporation
3631 NW 48th Terrace
Miami, FL 33142


Vacant: Elevator Manufacturing Companies

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Steve LaRocca – Term Expires: January 31, 2026

Representing: Building Owners and Managers
2850 Scherrer Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33716


William Snyder – Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Representing: Private Inspectors
Vertical Transportation Equipment Solution, LLC
P.O. Box 55
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785


Abel Arabitg – Term Expires: October 31, 2026

Representing: Labor
International Union of Elevator Constructors
1909 Tyler St Suite 603
Hollywood, FL 33020


Vacant: Building Design

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Dale Deleacaes – Term Expires: November 29, 2026

Representing: Local Government
Cape Coral Fire Department
1015 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Need Help?

All requests for public records, complaints, forms, and applications for licenses can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Steven von Bodungen, Director

Division of Hotels and Restaurants
Bureau of Elevator Safety
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1013

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Email: dhr.elevators@myfloridalicense.com