The board of directors of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced its 2007 directors and officers.
Elected president for a third, one-year, term is John Kennedy, Manitowoc Crane Group. Prior to being elected president in 2005, Kennedy served two terms as secretary/treasurer.
Ronald Schad, Essex Crane Rental, Buffalo Grove, IL, continues as immediate past president. Schad served the board as president from 2002 to 2004.
J. Chris Ryan, Boh Bros. Construction, Baton Rouge, LA has been elected as secretary/treasurer. Ryan has been a member of the board since 2003. This is his third term as secretary/treasurer.
Elected to a one-year term as vice president is Garry Higdem, CH2M Hill, Englewood, CO. Higdem has been a member of the board since 1999 and has served as vice president since 2002.
Kerry Hulse, Deep South Crane & Rigging, Houston, TX continues to serve the board as chairman, commissioners.
Other members of the board are: Stephen Brown, International Union of Operating Engineers; Dale Daul, Travelers; Robert Steiner, Kelley Equipment Co. of Florida; and Gene Owens, Granite Construction, Watsonville, CA.