Kurt Stepaniak is the senior vice president of law and acquisitions for KONE Americas. In this role, he serves as the region’s general counsel and is the chief compliance officer and corporate secretary. Kurt has been with KONE in this role since 1997, and leads acquisitions, trade regulations and litigation matters.
Prior to joining KONE, Kurt was the general counsel for AlliedSignal Braking Systems in South Bend, Ind. He joined AlliedSignal in 1990, where he served as AlliedSignal’s managing attorney for Latin American Operations from 1991 to 1996.
Kurt began his corporate career in 1986 as an attorney with Masco Corporation in Taylor, Mich. He clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Mich. from 1984 to1986.
In 2011 and 2013, Kurt was named the Top General Counsel by First Chair, a Chicago-based organization consisting of in-house and outside lawyers that are committed to recognizing excellence in the in-house practice of law.
Kurt graduated from Wayne State University Law School. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif and Phi Alpha Theta. He is admitted to practice in Mich. and Ill.