National Commission for the
Certification of Crane Operators
Committed to Quality, Integrity, and Fairness in Testing since 1995


NCCCO Elects Directors, Officers for 2024/2025

July 5, 2024—The Board of Directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is pleased to announce the industry leaders who will serve CCO during 2024–2025.
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The Board of Directors elected the following individuals to officer positions for three-year terms effective July 1, 2024:

Elected to the office of President is Stephanie Wood (Terex Cranes, Nicholasville, KY). Wood has been a member of the Board since 2019 and previously served as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.

Elected to the office of Vice President is Mike Heacock (Morrow Equipment Co., LLC, Salem, OR), who previously served as Secretary/Treasurer. Heacock has been a member of the Board since 2021.

Elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer is Beth O’Quinn (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Fairfax, VA). She has been a member of the Board since 2022.

Pete Laux (Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE) has assumed the position of Immediate Past President. Laux has served on the Board since 2016, and he’s served on the Board in all capacities, having been Secretary/Treasurer 2020–2021, Vice President 2021–2022, and President 2022–2024.

William “Hank” Dutton (Travelers, Southport, NC) has been elected Chairman, Commissioners.

The term of previous Past President Tim Watters (Hoffman Equipment Co., Piscataway, NJ) has ended, and CCO gives him a grateful “Thank you” for his service on the Board since 2011. He served as Secretary/Treasurer 2018–2020, Vice President 2020–2021, President 2021–2022, and Immediate Past President 2022–2024.

Ellis Vliet (Turner Industries, retired) completed his term as Chairman, Commissioners and was elected to the Board, while William (Bill) Davis (Zurich Services Corp., Richmond, VA) was elected to another term.

Other Board members are Douglas LaCroix (Cianbro Equipment, Pittsfield, ME) and Christopher Treml (IOUE, Washington, DC).