Our Founder and President, Bill Issler, worked in the structural steel industry for over 40 years. He developed FabSuite, a comprehensive suite of information management tools that became a standard resource for the steel fabrication industry. And in 2018, Bill sold FabSuite to Trimble, an international technology corporation and that software was rebranded as Tekla PowerFab.
While Bill is technically retired, he recognized early on that there is an increasing need for newly trained workers in skilled trade industries, and so he founded Industry Lift in 2018. As a member of the Skilled Trades Coalition (STC), Industry Lift partners with trade associations to help young people become aware of fulfilling career opportunities through the use of immersive technology.
Passion, vision and entrepreneurship are strong characteristics that have led to his success. The core purpose behind everything he does is to uplift and inspire others around him for the common good.
Elizabeth Mcinnis is the Executive Director of Industry Lift. She is passionate about seeing the Skilled Trades Industry reach new heights!
She has been with Industry Lift since 2018 and has been in the Skilled Trades Industry since 2016. Previous to this exciting venture she served as the Marketing Director of FabSuite. Elizabeth leads with confidence and communicates with clarity. We trust the direction of this company to her passion and talent.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys making things beautiful with DIY and decorating projects. She lives in Williamsburg, VA with her husband, son and a great dane, named Titus. Life is full and fun!
Alberto Boin is the International Business Developer of Industry Lift. He has specialized in Augmented Inclusivity since he was a young child.
Alberto has extensive experience in software, hardware and R&D development. Thirty years ago he designed a custom-made tool to automatically transform business expertise into software. Beyond that he has made massive strides in the Industry serving many valuable purposes and clients. Within a moment of meeting Alberto you will quickly understand he is passionate about making dreams come true and uplifting the world around him.
He is our trusted source of design and the visionary to make all our sponsors dreams come true. As a team member he connects us to an incredible network of extraordinary talented people and a phenomenal support system.
Ranganai Simango is the Office Manager of Industry Lift. He is skilled in the details of the organization.
He has been a part of the Industry Lift Team from our inception. His financial background coupled with years of administrative experience and a heart of service keep the Industry Lift offices running smoothly. Ranganai achieves excellence in all he does. We trust you will be cared for well in his capable hands.
Ranganai enjoys fitness training and the outdoors. If he’s not in the office look for him kayaking the waterways of the tidewater area of Virginia.
Jennifer Kister is the Project Manager for Industry Lift. She has a wide variety of skills and a heart to serve.
Jennifer comes from a family of Skilled Tradesmen and is passionate about seeing the fruit from Industry Lift’s efforts. She is gifted in the art of juggling tasks and projects with excellence. Upon meeting her you will be welcomed with a warm smile, chipper voice and proficient hands ready to meet all your project’s hopes and needs.
When she’s not working, Jennifer is enjoying time with her family, her husband (a Pipe Welder & Machinist) and two wild, adventure loving young boys. Life is never dull and always full of gratitude in her home.