OTIS NAMES CRAMER PRESIDENT OF AMERICAS GROUP
Otis has named Jim Cramer president of Otis Americas, reporting directly to Otis President and CEO Judy Marks, the company announced June 17. "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," Marks said. Cramer has been Otis Americas interim president since February, replacing Tom Vining, who left the company earlier this year. He joined Otis in 1986, serving in several branch and regional general manager roles across the U.S. Most recently, he was regional vice president of the U.S. Western Region. Cramer also serves on the National Elevator Industry, Inc. board of directors. Otis Americas employs about 15,000 people across 14 countries in North and South America, with manufacturing operations and service centers in the U.S. and Brazil.