Crawler crane expert Randy Harris dies
By D.Ann Shiffler23 May 2010
Randy S. Harris, 47, manager of the crawler crane division at ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. and nationally known crane expert, died suddenly in Gates Mills, Ohio, USA, on May 15, 2010. He worked at ALL for nearly three decades.
Harris "was passionate about everything he did," said Michael Liptak, president of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. Liptak described him as a man "who was tenacious, dedicated, and committed in every way, with a great thirst for knowledge. I can't express how much he will be missed."
Harris joined ALL in 1981 to learn the business. He progressed through the ranks from working in the equipment yard to becoming a truck driver and then a crane operator. His growing knowledge led him to work in the office, first in the tower crane division and then as manager of the company's crawler crane division for the past 10 years. His crane expertise was nationally recognized. He was admired for his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience.
Randy Harris leaves behind two sons, Lee and Kyle, in their 20s. A private memorial service will be held in June.