NCCCO Elects Directors, Officers for 2010

The board of directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the directors and officers who will serve during 2010. Elected president for a further one-year term is John Kennedy, Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wis. Prior to being elected president in 2005, Kennedy served two terms as secretary/treasurer.

Ronald Schad, Essex Crane Rental, Buffalo Grove, Ill., continues as immediate past president. Schad served the board as president from 2002-2004. J. Chris Ryan, Boh Bros. Construction, Baton Rouge, La., has been elected vice president. Ryan has been a member of the board since 2003. Elected to a one-year term as secretary/treasurer is Thom Sicklesteel, Sicklesteel Cranes, Mount Vernon, Wash. Sicklesteel has been a member of the board since 2009; this is his first term as vice president. Kerry Hulse, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, Texas, continues chairman, Commissioners.

As a result of elections by the commissioners earlier this year, three new members join the Board in 2010.  Among those newly elected to three-year terms are Vinal George Bell, Cianbro Equipment, Pittsfield, Maine; Donald Black, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, Columbus, Ohio; and Joseph Collins, Precision Resource Co., Shelton, Conn., a Zachry company. Dale Daul, McGough Construction, St. Paul, Minn., also continues to serve on the board in the second year of his three-year term.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome industry representatives of such a high caliber to the topmost governing body within NCCCO,” noted Kennedy. “This depth of experience from all areas of construction is absolutely integral to the principles of fairness and due process on which NCCCO is founded, and it is surpassed by no other organization in this industry,”

In other news, NCCCO’s first articulating crane practical examiner accreditation workshop was held in January. The first class of practical examiners for the newest CCO-certificaton program took one of the final steps before the formal launching of NCCCO’s articulating crane operator certification program in March.