About SKA

Professional Experience:

After 15 years as Principal Consultant at three international elevator consulting firms, in 2009 Mr. Kinnaman formed his own firm, Steve Kinnaman & Associates LLC dba: SKA Elevator Consulting Group. Steve brings 41 years of experience in the vertical transportation field to the SKA team.
Prior to forming his own firm, he was a principal in the west coast elevator consulting firm of HKA and prior to HKA he was with Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B), a large international Consulting Engineering firm in New York City, as Director of the Vertical Transportation Department. Steve’s New York operation was also responsible for providing all of the vertical transportation support for the JB&B office in London. Making the transition to consulting and design of vertical transportation systems
Steve served as Regional Manager and Principal Consultant in New York for Lerch Bates and Associates, a large international elevator consulting firm, before moving to JB&B. His background includes the manufacturing and contracting as well as the consulting segments of the business. In the manufacturing and contracting segment. he was involved with product planning and application, equipment application, analysis, sales and marketing, construction project management and regional operations management.

He currently does an extensive amount of work in New York City, the Middle East and in Europe.

Office Locations:

New York, NY -Sun City West. AZ

Professional  Affiliations:

  • Member, International Association of Elevator Consultants
  • Member, International Association of Elevator Engineers
  • Member, National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities
  • Member, Construction Specifications Institute
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat


NAESA  Certified QEI Inspector – C-5277

New York City Licensed Elevator Inspector – No. 569007