The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is structured to allow fair representation from all industries that use cranes. This diversity is reflected at all three major levels of the organization including: the Board of Directors, Commissioners, and Committees.
Board of Directors
Board members serve a three-year term. Officers are re-elected annually. The Board establishes policy and sets strategic goals.
PRESIDENT: Thom Sicklesteel, Sicklesteel Cranes
VICE PRESIDENT: J. Kerry Hulse, Deep South Crane & Rigging
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Peter Juhren, Morrow Equipment Co.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: J. Chris Ryan, Boh Bros. Construction
CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONERS: Ellis Vliet, Turner Industries Group, LLC
Vinal George Bell, Cianbro Equipment
James T. Callahan, International Union of Operating Engineers
Lyle Nichols, Kiewit Corp.
Tim Watters, Hoffman Equipment
NCCCO has provision for 30 Commissioners, representing nine broad industry groups. These groups make policy recommendations and oversee the activities of the main committees that report to the NCCCO Board of Directors and Commissioners. Commissioners are also entitled to nominate one Alternate. Current Commissioners and Alternates include:
Keith Adolf, IUOE Local 825
Tim Arkilander, Cargotec USA Inc., HIAB
Udo Beyersdorff, North American Lifting Equipment
Daniel Bishop, The Crosby Group
Roy Bolton, Cianbro Corp.
Walter Brumley, Shell Deep Park Refining Company
Bo Collier, Crane Tech
Charles Cooke, W.O. Grubb Steel Erection
David Cowley, TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc.
Doug Cutsinger, LyondellBasell
Larry DeMark, ETS, LLC
Paul Doran, Truck Crane Service
William (Hank) Dutton, Travelers Insurance
Dennis Eckstine, Eckstine & Associates, Inc.
Bill Erwin, Essex Crane Rental Corp.
James Haitz, IUOE Local 66
John Hartwell, IUOE Local 324
John Hellums, Bishop Lifting Products
Brian Hill, Manitowoc Crane Care
Jim Jacobs, IUOE Local 3
Don Jordan, BP America
Peter Juhren, Morrow Equipment Company, LLC
David Judy, IUOE Local 18
Ron Kohner, Landmark Engineering Services
Troy Krumm, Link-Belt Construction Equipment
William LaFlamme, IUOE Local 4
Jamin Miller, IUOE Local 132
Gary Nally, Sany America
Beth O'Quinn, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
Roger (Skip) Ohman, Crosby Group
Steve Owens, ConocoPhillips
David Ritchie, Dave Ritchie Consultant LLC
Sam Rogers, Zachry
J. Chris Ryan, Boh Brothers Construction Co.
Charles Sager, ExxonMobil
Kenny Shinn, KJ Shinn Inc.
Fred Simmons, Foley Material Handling Co., Inc.
Bill Smith, NationsBuilders Insurance Services
David Stater, Operating Engineers Local 3 JAC
Douglas Stegeman, IUOE Local 139
James Stewart, IUOE Local 542
Dan Sullivan, IUOE Local 542
Gary Via, TNT Crane & Rigging
Jorge Vial, Vial Equipment Sales & Service
Ellis Vliet, Turner Industries Group, LLC
J.R. Williams, East Texas Crane Academy
NCCCO develops and maintains its certification programs through committees that report to the Board of Directors. A total of seven Exam Management Committees are responsible for monitoring certification examinations for mobile, tower, overhead, and articulating crane operators, as well as signalpersons and riggers. Committee members suggest revisions to NCCCO’s testing procedures; work with and monitor the administration of the exams; oversee the work of item writers; monitor and oversee testing companies that may be contracted with for exam development and/or administration; and collect data necessary for psychometrically sound examinations.
Two additional committees play an important role in the review, discipline, and appeals processes. The Ethics and Discipline Committee is responsible for establishing standards of conduct—such as ethical standards, policies, and procedures for disciplinary action—and for implementing those standards, policies, and procedures. The Appeals Committee is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for hearing appeals of decisions and for hearing such appeals.