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Di Liu Completes PhD!

We are pleased to announce that Di Liu recently received his PhD from University of Kentucky. He also received his MS from University of Kentucky and did his undergraduate work at Beijing University of Technology.

Di began his career with Liftech in 2014 and received his professional engineering license in 2015. He is experienced in project management, structural analysis, and finite element modeling. His work includes design review, modification review, and feasibility studies of container cranes and other structures.

Di completed his PhD while balancing work and family, quite an accomplishment. Congratulations, Di!

Congratulations Lu Yan!

Lu Yan, a Liftech project engineer, received her California civil engineer license June 1, 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. During her two years with Liftech, Lu has participated in structural analysis, design review, and feasibility studies of container cranes…

Liftech Consultants has a New President

Liftech is pleased to announce Erik Soderberg as President of Liftech effective March 1.  Erik has over 20 years of engineering and management experience and will lead Liftech’s design professionals and managers. Mike Jordan, who founded the firm 50 years ago, will serve as Technical Director. Mike will continue providing technical expertise and mentoring our…

Opening of Liftech Shanghai Office

Alex Huang

Liftech Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of Liftech Shanghai Co., Ltd. in China in December 2014. Liftech’s headquarters will remain in Oakland, California, where it has been for 50 years. Alex Huang will manage the Liftech Shanghai office. Alex has 10 years of experience in the design of container cranes with ZPMC and…

Liftech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Family Day on the Bay

Narrator Erik Soderberg and Port of Oakland

As part of Liftech’s 50th anniversary celebration, Liftech treated its employees and their families to a boat cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac, thanking the employees for their hard work and the family members for their support. This was a perfect opportunity to honor Liftech’s founder, Mike Jordan, for starting…

Liftech Employees Compete in Company Bridge Challenge

Liftech engineers have volunteered for several years at local Bay Area schools as part of Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA) student impact project. This project involves visiting classrooms to teach students about basic engineering mechanics and design considerations for bridges. Prompted by his passion for volunteering with EAA, Liftech engineer Derrick Lind held a…

Feroze Vazifdar’s New Adventures

After 41 years of dedicated employment at Liftech, and providing valuable service to our engineering profession, Feroze Vazifdar has announced his retirement from Liftech at the end of July to pursue other interests. Feroze made significant contributions to Liftech’s work in the crane industry over many years, participating on numerous crane procurement, modification, and repair…

Oakland’s Love Affair

Oakland’s unique crane-lined horizon on the east side of the San Francisco Bay has become a part of our cultural identity. Oakland loves its container cranes. This love is reflected in our art, our business logos, and even our clothing. See the links below. Art: Etsy Flickr Mazzarello Media & Arts Business: Urban Legend Cellars…

Liftech Welcomes Back Simo Hoite!

On January 22, Simo returned to his home at Liftech after 13 years of other experiences in the container crane and heavy lift industries. From 1992 to 2000, Simo worked at Liftech on crane design and crane modifications and managed our Port of Oakland Berths 57/58 wharf design project.  Wanting to return to Denmark where…