Dear Kelly Leitch,
As you prepare to embark on a new chapter in your life, retiring from KONE Elevator at the end of September 2023, we want to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey you've undertaken over the past three decades and extend our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes.
Your career at KONE Canada has been nothing short of extraordinary. With over 30 years of dedicated service, you have played an integral role in shaping Kone Elevator’s success and reputation within the elevator and escalator industry. Your leadership, commitment, and unwavering passion for excellence have left an indelible mark on all of us fortunate enough to have worked alongside you.
Throughout your time at KONE, you have consistently demonstrated your exceptional skills in operations management and business development. Your journey began in 1999, and over the years, you rose through the ranks, taking on increasingly challenging roles, ultimately culminating in your role as Managing Director and CEO. Your accomplishments and contributions have been numerous, from overseeing service operations to modernization and new equipment lines, each step of the way exemplifying your dedication and expertise.
Your deep knowledge and understanding of the industry, coupled with your degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto, have been invaluable assets to KONE. Your ability to navigate the intricate technical aspects of our field has been a source of inspiration to many, and your leadership has set the standard for excellence.
As you retire from KONE Elevator, please know that your legacy here will continue to inspire us. Your professionalism, integrity, and the relationships you've built over the years have created a foundation upon which we will continue to build and thrive. Your absence will be keenly felt, but your impact will endure.
We wish you a retirement filled with well-deserved relaxation, new adventures, and cherished moments with your loved ones. May this next chapter of your life be as rewarding and fulfilling as the incredible journey you've had with KONE Canada.
Thank you, Kelly, for your dedication, leadership, and the positive influence you've had on all of us. You leave behind a legacy that will be celebrated and remembered for years to come.
Warmest regards and best wishes for a bright and joyful retirement!