Joseph Armas was named Managing Director in January 2019 and is responsible for business operations of the Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan areas of the Otis Elevator Company. He is based in Hong Kong with his wife.
Joseph has been involved in many projects that have pushed innovative technology in the elevator industry. Considered an expert in new technologies such as Destination Dispatch, Machine Room Less, and regenerative elevators, he has incorporated these in significant iconic projectos with major technology firms.
Joined Otis Elevator Company in 2004 in the United States and focused on maintenance area, Joseph had held several functional and general management positions in US regions with overall leadership responsibility for operations in Service, New Equipment and Modernization. Prior to the current role, he served as Senior Director and Regional General Manager, Northern California (USA).
Prior to joining Otis, Joseph seved 6.5 years as an Officer in the United States Army with numerous deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq areas.
Armas holds a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.
Diana Wu David is a board director, strategist and innovator with a focus on helping companies and executives to be more entrepreneurial, resilient and effective in the face of constant change. From Henry Kissinger to Financial Times, from robotics education in China to the board of the World Bank, she helps strong leaders shepherd change and impact. Her latest book is: Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration (www.dianawudavid.com/future-proof)
Mr. Rick Truscott has served as the Chief Operating Officer of CLP Power Hong Kong since 2017 and has more than 28 years of experience in the power industry with previous roles in development, financing, construction, operations and maintenance. He joined the CLP Group in 1999 as Business Development Manager for Southeast Asia, and was later appointed Senior Vice President for CLP Southeast Asia. In CLP Power Hong Kong, he has led the Power Systems and the Generation businesses.
Before joining the CLP Group, Mr. Truscott led development, acquisition and financing efforts for power projects in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. He previously served as an officer onboard the submarine USS Whale in the US Navy.