Schindler Haughton was the merging brand between Haughton Elevator Company and the future Schindler Elevator Company (American division). It was established on April 27, 1979. The brand was officially defunct on May 1, 1985 and known as Schindler Elevator Corporation. Mr. Magnus T. "Bo" Wennerbom, who previously served as the general manager for Haughton from 1973 to 1979 was appointed as the president of Schindler Haughton, shortly after the acquisition. He retired in 1984 and was succeeded by Mr. A. J. Kester. Mr. P. J. Zbinden, an Executive Committee from Ebikon, Switzerland, replaced Kester's position as president in 1986, and in 1987, Mr. David D. Smith was appointed as the president as well as chief executive officer of Schindler Elevator Corporation, a name that was adopted in 1985.


  • Magnus T. "Bo" Wenneebom (1979 - 1984)
  • A. J. Kester (1984 - 1986)

Notable installations

  • Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH
  • One Seagate, Toledo, OH
  • Seagate Convention Centre, Toledo OH
  • Three Seagate, Toledo OH
  • Four Seagate,Toledo OH
  • Manor Care Building, Toledo, OH
  • Imagination Station, Toledo, OH
  • JW Marriott Washington DC[1]
  • Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY[2]


  • Schindler Haughton was the elevator company who was responsible for developing the American version of Schindler's Dynatron variable voltage control system for geared elevators, which was a crossover between Haughton's GAC IV control system and Schindler's Dynatron III motors.
  • Schindler Haughton was also an elevator company who introduced the Miconic V elevator system into the United States. It was a microprocessor elevator control based on Texas instrument systems.

Notes and references

  1. Modernized by Schindler into Miconic 10 destination dispatch.
  2. Modernized into PORT destination dispatch elevators.
Schindler lifts (Dewhurst fixtures 2) "This elevator only serves two floors."
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