Team Sierra

Joseph Caracappa - President

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Joe, a graduate of Stonybrook University has been with the company since inception in 2004. As the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe has over 30 years experience in the vertical transportation industry. Sierra is one of the leading consulting companies within our region, which is attributed to Joe's leadership, expertise, and professionalism. 

Kenneth Seiferth III

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Ken, a graduate of Marist College has been with the company since 2012 has over 20 years experience in the vertical transportation industry. His knowledge and technical understanding has been an asset to our company and you our client. His responsibilities include field site visits, approving drawings and project management.

Paul DeMatteis

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Paul, a graduate of Binghamton University has been with the company since inception in 2004. His knowledge and understanding of the client's needs is extremely important when preparing bid documents and project specifications. Paul oversees the office as a whole and is mainly responsible for preparing modernization and maintenance specifications and project oversight and management.

Jo Ann Caracappa

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Jo Ann, a graduate of Dowling College has been with the company since inception in 2004. Her responsibilities include managing the company's finances, human resources, IT and software development. 

Tom Kemp

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Tom has been with the company since 2008. His responsibilities include managing the field inspectors/witnesses and scheduling of the category tests on an annual basis.

Roshni Seelall

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Roshni, a graduate of Baruch College has been with the company since 2010. Her responsibilities include new business development, project oversight/management, and scheduling our field consultants.

Donna Prudenti

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Donna has been with the company since 2009.  Her responsibilities include overseeing receiving mobile app alerts from the field inspectors and accepting category testing inspection results, which are then sent to elevator companies and clients. She tracks the inspections on DOBNOW for compliance and facilitates client payments on their behalf. 

Krystin Ruiz

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Krystin has been with the company since 2014. Her responsibilities include expediting, violations, DOBNOW compliance, project oversight and management. 

Vanesa Castano

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Vanesa, a graduate of Briarcliff College has been with the company since 2013. Her responsibilities include creating and tracking client proposals, door lock monitoring and project management.

Mariana Gavrielidis

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Mariana, a graduate of Farmingdale Univeristy has been with the company since 2018. Her responsibilities include accounts receivables and invoicing. 

Noretta Ally

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Noretta, a graduate of New York City College of Technology, has been with the company since 2015.  Her responsibilities include receiving mobile app alerts from the field inspectors and accepting category testing inspection results, which are then sent to elevator companies and clients. She tracks inspections on DOBNOW for compliance 

Ashley Price

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Ashley has been with the company since 2018. Her responsibilities include receiving mobile app alerts from the field inspectors and accepting category testing inspection results, which are then sent to elevator companies and clients. She tracks the inspections on DOBNOW for compliance.

James Breslin

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James, a graduate of West Virginia University has been with the company since 2019. His responsibilities include maintenance bid packages and project management. 

Gladys Argueta

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Gladys, a graduate of Queens College has been with the company since 2019.  Her responsibilities include receiving mobile app alerts from the field inspectors and accepting category testing inspection results, which are then sent to elevator companies and clients. She tracks the inspections on DOBNOW for compliance, as well as tracking door lock monitoring projects.

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Consulting Associates / Field Inspectors & Witnesses

Anthony Marchese

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Anthony has been with the company since 2017. His responsibilities include field site visits to evaluate elevator equipment and/or issues and modernization project oversight and management

Carlos Aldahondo

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 Carlos has been with the company since 2018.  His responsibilities include category testing and door lock monitoring witnessing, field site visits to evaluate elevator equipment and/or issues and modernization project oversight and management 

Field Staff

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Greg Yakstis; Jeff Grieves; Rick Partenza; Herman Seidler; Robert Arpaio; Bob Daly; John DeTurris; Ted Tietz; Ernie Smith; 

Each of our field inspectors/witnesses hold a NYC DOB inspector's license.