Sam Hamze


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SAFETY is what I'm most passionate about professionally.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

Professionally I’m known for my knowledge and experience with the Elevators Code requirements. Understanding compliance and interpretation of the Code rules is a challenge, but I keep working on my aptitude in considering the different points of view from all related stakeholders.


What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

SAFETY is what I’m most passionate about professionally. It is painful to admit that people who work on and around elevators and escalators are still getting hurt and sometimes even killed. A numbers of elevator organizations, such as manufacturers, service companies, consulting groups and safety experts, have designed safety programs and have implemented safety policies to address this issue. However, despite their efforts accidents still occur, people continue to get hurt, and sometimes much worse. As a Consultant and a Code Committee member, it is my hope that through advising, reviewing, or creating new rules we will find that golden piece which will hopefully put an end to accidents. I believe there is something that we can all do to work safely.


If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?

I would be cooking!

Sam Hamze


Sam has been with GUNN since 2016. Sam graduated with a Masters degree in Electrical Systems and Networks. He spent the last decade working as a Safety Officer for a local regulatory organization providing oversight of all elevating equipment. He is a Qualified Elevator Inspector, a codes specialist, and is a member of the A17/B44 Code Inspection Committee which regulates all North American elevator codes. Sam is a Partner at GUNN and leads our Inspections and Special Projects department.


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