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ABOUT NCCCO

Organizational Structure

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

Commissioners

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.

Bo Collier, Crane Tech

Charles Cooke, W.O. Grubb Steel Erection

Bill Davis, Zurich Services Corp.

Larry DeMark, ETS, LLC

William (Hank) Dutton, Travelers Insurance

Dennis Eckstine, Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Bill Erwin, Essex Crane Rental Corp.

Brian Haight, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

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

David Judy, IUOE Local 18

Peter Juhren, Morrow Equipment Company, LLC

Troy Krumm, Link-Belt Cranes

William LaFlamme, IUOE Local 4

Jamin Miller, IUOE Local 132

Paul Mosley, Shell Oil

Gary Nally, Sany America

Beth O'Quinn, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Steve Owens, Phillips 66

David Ritchie, Dave Ritchie Consultant LLC

Sam Rogers, Zachry

J. Chris Ryan, Boh Brothers Construction Co.

Kenny Shinn, KJ Shinn Inc.

Fred Simmons, Foley Material Handling Co., Inc.

Bill Smith, NationsBuilders Insurance Services

Douglas Stegeman, IUOE Local 139

James Stewart, IUOE Local 542

Gabe Strybos, Exxon Mobil

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

Committees

NCCCO develops and maintains its certification programs through committees that report to the Board of Directors. A total of 10 Exam Management Committees are responsible for monitoring certification examinations for mobile (written exams and practical exams), tower, overhead, and articulating crane operators, digger derrick operators, crane inspectors, and lift directors, 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.