Certified Instructors

Industry Leaders Training an Industry

The Elevator Learning Center Trainer/Instructor team have over 150 years of elevator experience that they bring to the classroom. Along with being QEI Certified, they bring a variety of attributes to share with those involved in obtaining a higher level of elevator training.

Carl Alongis - Trainer

Carl Alongis is the Director of Education and Safety Training at the Elevator Learning Center.  This position is well-suited to Carl’s extensive industry background and credentials.  At the ELC, he is responsible for creating and developing instructional processes, content, supplemental material and training aids for the safety and technical training of the workforce.

Prior to the ELC, Carl joined D&D as Maintenance Manager in October 2012, working with their entire crew of maintenance mechanics.  Previously having established a lengthy and distinguished career in the elevator industry, he had worked with both majors and independent elevator companies.  He started in the industry as an apprentice, was promoted to mechanic, studied, and became an adjustor for both modernization and maintenance construction.  He went on to become a supervisor/manager and then the owner of his own elevator company. 

  • QEI Certified
  • NYC Elevator Agency Co-Director
  • OSHA Certified Trainer
  • NYC DOB Fall Protection Trainer
  • NCCER Master Trainer
  • CET-S

Lou DeLoreto - Trainer

With over 27 years of safety experience Lou DeLoreto has designed, developed and led safety programs for two of the largest elevator companies in the world.  Lou came to the Elevator Learning Center and AEG from his consulting company Elevate Safety Systems, having supported a variety of companies throughout the US.

Lou DeLoreto’s SAFE 9 program is designed to address the industry’s high risk Safety Absolutes ensuring companies have clear rules, correct tools/PPE , effective education and field evaluation – ensuing a full management safety system.


Ryan Coley - Instructor

Ryan Coley, President and CEO of Right Way Elevator, is proud of the company’s commitment to safety, recognizing that employee training is the top priority for their business. In 2018 Ryan was nominated to serve on the Board of Directors for the NAEC where he just finished his 3-year term, and he is also actively serving as Vice President of the Elevator Association of Florida. Ryan joined forces with American Elevator Group in April of 2021.  His continued focus is education and training for the younger mechanics, allowing him to be a mentor and guide for the next generation of elevator professionals.

Daniel Foley - Instructor

Daniel Foley started his career in the elevator industry as an apprentice with DC Elevator over 15 years ago. Once he attained CET Certification he was tasked with leading numerous installs, modernizations, and repairing various types of elevator equipment.  After four years as a lead mechanic, he took a service position where he maintained a service route and accepted trouble calls. Daniel was then promoted to a field adjuster. He currently serves on the NAEC Safety and Education Committee, helping to ensure current and future generations of elevator personnel receive proper training.

  • CET-S

Anthony Gentile- Instructor

Anthony Gentile began his career in the elevator industry in 2001 as a helper. For nearly two decades he has worked his way through the ranks at D&D Elevator Maintenance.  As the Modernization and Construction Supervisor, Anthony manages multiple teams, provides daily feedback, handles all aspects of a project from ordering materials to supervising a successful installation. 

A background in Architecture and a minor in Electrical Blueprint reading from Saunders Trades & Technical High School, in Yonkers, NY. has proven beneficial to his career and ELC students.

  • QEI Certified
  • CET-S


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