Crane Industry Services LLC (CIS), Carrollton, Ga., has welcomed two staff members who will fill roles as crane inspectors and trainers. Noel Whelchel and Larry Johns bring unique skill sets to assist contractors and utility companies with equipment and personnel evaluations.
With Business and Sports Administration degrees from University of Georgia and Georgia State University, Whelchel has more than17 years of leadership experience. His expertise includes strategic planning and program coordination. “Noel is interested in the application of technology tools to safety management. He will take leadership roles in the implementation of iReportSource for online, dynamic employee recordkeeping, and simulation training and onboarding schools with new craft skills programs,” said Debbie Dickinson, CEO of CIS.
Johns has more than 35 years of experience in structural steel and heavy-lift rigging, and as a signal person. His certifications include NCCER Advanced Rigging and Ironworker; NCCCO Rigger/Signal Person and Crane Operator. He is authorized to train OSHA 10 and OSHA 30-hour courses. “Larry has years of real-world experience working as a foreman for multiple general and specialty contractors, and he is a wealth of knowledge and experience running everything from friction lattice-boom cranes to telescopic mobile cranes,” said Dickinson.