July 2012 - The Board of Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the industry leaders who will serve the NCCCO Board during 2012-2013.
Elected to the office of President for a one-year term is Thom Sicklesteel, Sicklesteel Cranes, Mount Vernon, WA (photo, right). Sicklesteel, who has been a member of the Board since 2009, has previously served as Secretary/Treasurer.
Elected to a further one-year term as Vice President is Joe Collins, Becht Engineering, Baytown, TX. Collins has been a member of the Board since 2010.
Elected to a one-year term as Secretary/Treasurer (and beginning a three-year term as an elected member of the Board) is J. Kerry Hulse, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, TX (photo, left). Hulse also continues to serve the Board in the capacity of Chairman, Commissioners.
Following the retirement from the Board of John Kennedy, Manitowoc Crane Group, J. Chris Ryan, Boh Bros. Construction, New Orleans, LA assumes the position of Immediate Past President.
Newly elected to the Board for a three-year term is James T. Callahan, general president of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Washington, DC (photo, right).
Other members of the Board are: Vinal George Bell, Cianbro, Pittsfield, ME; Peter Juhren, Morrow Equipment, Portland, OR; and Tim Watters, Hoffman Equipment, Piscataway, NJ.
In addition to John Kennedy, Dale Daul, McGough Construction, St. Paul, MN, is also retiring from the NCCCO Board of Directors.