07/06/2011 - 04:00 am

ACRP Elects New Officers, Names Rigging Jeopardy Winners

Approximately 80 safety professionals attended the General Assembly meeting of the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, held May 10-13 in Milwaukee, Wis. The annual meeting included educational sessions on technical topics, such as boom assembly/disassembly and center of gravity techniques, as well case studies showing barge lifts, overhead crane lifts, and industrial roller applications. Attendees also toured the Manitowoc cranes facility in Manitowoc, Wis.

A traditional activity of the ACRP General Assembly is a Rigging Jeopardy contest, sponsored by The Crosby Group. Attendees divide into teams and work together each day answering rigging questions in a multiple choice format. This year’s highest scoring team consisted of Brian Todd of Apex Tool/Campbell Chain, York, Pa., Mike Parnell of Industrial Training International, Woodland, Wash., and Michael Barrett and Jim Cahill from J.F. White Contracting, Framington, Mass.

In addition, new officers were elected:

  • President – Scott Fleming, Unirope Limited, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Vice-President – John Hellums, Bishop Lifting Products, Houston, Texas
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Ron Overton, Overton Safety Products, Aloha, Ore.

New board Board of Directors members are:

  • Jeff Hairston – RHTC, Inc., West Monroe, La.
  • Jeffrey Roach – American Electric Power, Point Pleasant, W.V.
  • Joseph Uva – Skanska USA, Parisppany, N.J.
  • Michael Barrett – J.F. White Contracting, Framington, Mass.
  • Mike Smith – Crane Rental Corporation, Orlando, Fla.
  • Peter Cooke – Columbus McKinnon, Amherst, N.Y.
  • Pinchas Leitner – Lifting Solutions, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Terry Driscoll – John Sakach Company, St. Louis, Mo.


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