March 2008 - The Board of Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the Directors and Officers who will serve NCCCO during 2008.
Elected to the office of President for a further one-year term is John Kennedy, Manitowoc Crane Group, Manitowoc, WI. Prior to being elected President in 2005, Kennedy served two terms as Secretary/Treasurer.
Ronald Schad, Essex Crane Rental, Buffalo Grove, IL, 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 again elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Ryan has been a member of the Board since 2003.
Elected to a one-year term as Vice President is Garry M. Higdem, CH2M Hill, Englewood, CO. Higdem has been a member of the Board since 1999 and has served as Vice President since 2002.
Kerry Hulse, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, TX, continues to serve the Board in the capacity of Chairman, Commissioners.
Other members of the Board are: Stephen Brown, International Union of Operating Engineers; Dale Daul, McGough Construction; Robert Steiner, Kelley Equipment Co. of Florida; and Gene Owens, Granite Construction, Watsonville, CA.