The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) Announces its New Slate of Officers for the 2018-2020 Term.

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) is pleased to announce the election of a new slate of Officers for the 2018-2020 term, along with key initiatives that the organization will undertake on behalf of its members to promote and advance the use of Automatic Doors throughout North America.

Patrick Mercier, President, and CEO of Tucker Auto-Mation, has been elected President of AAADM; John Cringole, Manager, Product Compliance and Technical Support and Product Liability Expert at Horton Automatics will serve as Vice President; and, Len Pursell, Codes and Product Compliance Manager at Stanley Access Technologies has accepted the position of Treasurer for the trade association.  All of the Officers have agreed to serve for an initial two-year term.

“I am very excited to accept the position of President of AAADM,” said Patrick Mercier, “and it will be an honor to serve with John and Len, as the three of us know each other well and collectively bring over 100 years of experience and perspective to the AAADM organization.”

AAADM was founded in 1994 with the mission of advancing the interests of the automatic door systems industry; increasing education, training and professionalism among installers and service providers; and, generally promoting the safe use of automatic doors.

“Our industry is poised for tremendous growth in North America as the demand for improved access for the disabled, increased energy efficiency, increased building security and improved hygienic awareness are all driving the move toward automatic doors,” said Mr. Mercier.  “North America is starting to catch up with Europe and Japan, where automatic doors are ubiquitous,” added Mr. Mercier.  “As demand increases, the members of AAADM are focused on continuous improvement in the areas of safety, reliability and advanced functionality and technology.”

“This is an impressive slate of Officers that the Board has elected,” said Chris Johnson, AAADM Executive Director.  “I know that the organization is in good hands and we expect to see several new initiatives launched under their leadership, including an initiative to increase accessibility as well as the application of new technologies for the preventative maintenance process.  These Officers are all do-ers and are eager to move the organization forward.”

The AAADM Board meets twice annually, with functional committees advancing key initiatives in the interim.  For more information about AAADM, please visit the organization’s website at

The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers is a non-profit trade association based in Cleveland, Ohio.  AAADM sponsors a certification program for inspectors of automatic door installations based on a series of ANSI standards.  For additional information, visit

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