Past Winners

2019 Corporate Top Trainer: Adam Franz, Mazzella Companies

2019 Professional Top Trainer: Randy Bucher, Crane Institute of America

Honorable mentions were:

Corporate: Wayne Willie, Straightpoint

Professional: John “Red”Bartlett, ITI

Read the full 2019 Feature story here.

Click on year to view digital issues featuring  the Top Trainer award for each respective year.

YearAwardCorporateProfessional
2008WinnerRay Feidt, Stephenson EquipmentMike Parnell, Devon Beasley, Russ Donaldson, ITI
2008Honorable MentionAl Abel, Mazzella Lifting TechnologiesRonald Gray, Tower Crane School of Phoenix
2009WinnerMike Riggs, I&I Slings/SlingmaxRonald Gray, Tower Crane School of Phoenix
2009WinnerMike Patten, Southwest Industrial Rigging 
2009Honorable MentionMike Hundley, Heede Southeast John Augustine, Sylvan Enterprises
2009Honorable MentionRay Feidt, Stephenson Jerry Longtin, CICB
2009Honorable MentionMike Johnson, Hirschmann Rob Scherbarth, Overton Safety Training
2009Honorable MentionRoger Skip Ohman, Crosby 
2010WinnerKirk Ward, All Erection & Crane Rental John Augustine, Sylvan Enterprises
2010Honorable MentionPaul Fabish, AREVA Bill Schofield, Crane Institute of America
2010Honorable MentionRoy Bolton II, Cianbro Timm Archer, Professional Crane Inspections
2010Honorable MentionJohn Chamberlin and Jason Pogar, United Space Alliance 
2011WinnerBob Berry, Sims Crane & EquipmentJim Cox, ITI
2011Honorable MentionJohn Newby, CrosbyHarley Gist, CRC
2011Honorable MentionTom DeSoo, I&I SlingLarry DeMark Sr., Equipment Training Solutions
2011Honorable MentionDub Norris, Barnhart Crane & RiggingJohn O’Connor, CICB
2011Honorable Mention Don Childers, Nationwide Crane Training
2012WinnerBrian Fuller, All Erection & Crane Rental CorpDon Jordan, American Int’l Crane Bureau
2012Honorable MentionBrad Paddock, Eagle West CranesFrank DiMeglio, NACB
2012Honorable MentionLarry Petkovsek, Mazzella Lifting TechnologiesWendell Gray, Crane Institute of America
2012Honorable MentionChris Smith, Morrow Equipment Co.Larry Kime, CICB
2012Honorable MentionDave Foster, Venco/Venturo ManufacturingRob Siemens, Royal Arc Industrial Services
2013WinnerHank Dutton, Travelers Insurance Co.Angelo Alverio, CICB
2013Honorable MentionPeter Cooke, Columbus McKinnon Corp.Al Abel, Mazzella Co.
2013Honorable MentionDaniel Erwin, TNT Crane & RiggingHoward Kaplan, Liberty Crane and Rigging Consultants
2013Honorable MentionRobert Wynn Sr., HETCO Heavy & Specialized Carriers Co.Mark Sadler, Konecranes Training Institute
2014WinnerNelson Plumb, Crossland Construction Co.Sam Smith, NACB
2014Honorable MentionMike Eggenberger, Bay Ltd.Howard Kaplan, Liberty Crane & Rigging Consultants
2014Honorable MentionAl Abel, Mazella CompaniesScott Crowder, CICB
2015WinnerPatrick Clark, Lifting Gear HireJeffrey Ellis, Crane Tech LLC
2015Honorable MentionGary Campbell, Allegiance Crane & EquipmentCarl Whitaker, Crane Institute of America
2015Honorable MentionBryan McClure, LPR ConstructionYannick Morin, Kraning, Inc.
2015Honorable MentionAl Abel, Mazzella Lifting TechnologiesJohn Mormann, Southern Illinois Carpenters Training
 2016 WinnerRalf Notheis, Crane Academy, Bigfoot Crane Co.Matt Schmitt, Overton Safety Training Inc.
 2016 Honorable MentionChris Smith, Morrow Equipment Co.Amanda Jordan, American International Crane Bureau (AICB)
 2016Honorable MentionDon Horn, Link-Belt Construction Equipment.Don Childers,  Nationwide Equipment Training
 2016Honorable MentionLarry Petkovsek,  Mazzella Lifting TechnologiesJesse Garcia,  Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB)
2017WinnerIan Chase, Morrow EquipmentJoe Bob Williams,

CICB

2017Honorable MentionAl Abel,Mazella Companies, and Don Horn,Link-BeltDon Childers, Nationwide and Jesus/Jesse Garcia, CICB
2018Winner Al Abel,Mazzella CompaniesWilliam Elmore, Alaska Crane Consultants
2018Honorable Mention Wayne Willie, Straightpoint Yannick Morin, Kraning
2019WinnerAdam Franz, Mazzella Companies Randy Bucher, Crane Institute of America
2019Honorable Mention Wayne Willie, Straightpoint John “Red” Bartlett, ITI

Crane & Rigging Trainers Who Go The Distance

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