ACRP will supply two judges for the panel. They are Jeff Hairston of RHTC Inc., West Monroe, La., which provides equipment and rigging services, inspections, and training, and Paul Kuber, a critical lift advisor and consultant to Becht Engineering, who is currently on an assignment at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, La.
For the first time since the program was established in 2008, five other experts, former Top Trainers themselves, will also serve as judges.
2015 Top Trainer Judges
John Augustine, Owner,
Sylvan Enterprises, Kingston, Tenn.
Bob Berry, Training Director,
Sims Crane & Equipment, Tampa, Fla.
William “Hank” Dutton Jr., Senior Technical Specialist, Travelers Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn.
Jeff Hairston, President,
RHTC Inc., West Monroe, La.
Paul Kuber, Critical Lift Advisor and Consultant
Becht Engineering, Baton Rouge, La.
Nelson Plumb, Operator, Trainer and Lifting & Rigging Advisor, Crossland Construction Co., Columbus, Kan.
Sam Smith, Training Manager, North American Crane Bureau, Lake Mary, Fla.