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NCCCO Elects Directors, Officers for 2009

March 2009 – The Board of Directors of the National Commission for Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) who will serve NCCCO during 2009.

Elected to the office of President for a one-year term is John Kennedy, Manitowoc Crane Group.  Prior to being elected President in 2005, Kennedy served two terms as Secretary/Treasurer.

J. Chris Ryan, Boh Bros. Construction, New Orleans, LA, has been elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer.   Ryan, who has been a member of the Board since 2003, was also elected to a new three-year term on the Board.

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.

Ronald Schad, Essex Crane Rental, Buffalo Grove, IL, continues as Immediate Past President.  Schad served the Board as President from 2002-2004.

Kerry Hulse, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, TX, continues to serve the Board in the capacity of Chairman, Commissioners.

Newly elected to the Board for a three-year term is Thom Sicklesteel, Sicklesteel Cranes, Mount Vernon, WA.  Elected for an additional three-year term is Dale Daul, McGough Construction, St. Paul, MN.

Other members of the Board are:  Stephen Brown, International Union of Operating Engineers, and Robert Steiner, Barcelona Equipment, Clearwater, FL.

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