Schindler Elevator Corp. taps Ray Bisson as CEO for U.S. operations

Schindler Elevator Corp. on Friday said it entered a new era of leadership this winter, with Ray Bisson taking on the role of CEO for the company’s U.S. operations.

In his new role, Bisson will be responsible for Schindler’s business operations in the U.S. He will be based out of Schindler’s U.S. headquarters in Morristown, and will report to the Global Chief Operating Officer Paolo Compagna.

A career-long veteran of the elevator industry, Bisson joins Schindler from his most recent position as executive director of product management for new equipment at Otis Elevator Co. In this position, he successfully led teams across a global organization to formulate product strategy, drive profitable growth and improve customer satisfaction.

Bisson began his career at Otis Elevator, holding positions of increasing responsibility across the organization, including branch, general, and regional manager; vice president and managing director in New York City; and managing director in the U.K. and Ireland.

“North America is a highly important market for Schindler. With Ray in this new role, we will further strengthen our long-term strategic priorities and our commitment to customers, our people and the region as a whole. I warmly welcome Ray to our team and look forward to the collaboration,” Compagna said.

“I’m thrilled to join Schindler’s global leadership and lead the team in America,” Bisson said. “I truly love this industry and have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with customers to create vertical transportation solutions to meet their needs. Schindler is an organization I have always had a great deal of respect for, particularly for the innovative product solutions they provide. I look forward to working closely with Schindler Group to execute the global strategy in the U.S. market and continue Schindler’s long-term success in North America.”