John O’Connor, Career School Manager & Senior Instructor at Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), Houston, TX, has been elected as a member of the Mobile Crane Written Exam Management Committee for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
He succeeds Joe Bob Williams, Senior Instructor & Inspector, CICB, Houston, TX, who joined the NCCCO as a Commissioner in 1996. Mr. O’Connor’s decades of experience in the crane and lifting industry made him the preeminent choice to join the NCCCO’s 30-person team of commissioners.
“My role as an NCCCO Commissioner means I have the privilege of working with experienced and distinguished committee members from companies such as ExxonMobil and Kiewit, to mention just a few” said John O’Connor. “As a member of the Mobile Crane Written Exam Management Committee, I’m responsible for monitoring certification exams, suggesting revisions to testing procedures, and overseeing the work of item writers, amongst many other responsibilities.”
O’Connor took up office at the close of the 49th Biannual Commissioners Meeting in October. His initial elected term is 3 years. Former Commissioner Joe Bob Williams, who was voted 2017 Top Trainer by Crane Hotline Magazine, stepped down from his position at the NCCCO at the same time as retiring from his role at CICB.
Reflecting on his time with both organizations, Joe Bob commented, “It has been a wonderful journey. I started out as an apprentice in the union and eventually became a crane operator and had no idea I would one day hold such prestigious positions. I’m forever grateful for the chance to work for CICB, the leading experts in the lifting and rigging industry.”
Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau is a veteran-owned Texas company with offices and training facilities in Houston and Orlando, FL. CICB provides training, inspections, and management assist visits globally. Additionally, Houston is home to CICB’s Career School, which is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Division of Career Schools and Colleges.
CICB’s professionally trained instructors and subject matter experts are not only NCCCO Accredited Practical Examiners, but are NCCCO Certified as Mobile, Overhead & Articulating Crane Operators, Riggers, Signalpersons, Lift Directors and Crane Inspectors. CICB’s instructors have been awarded the prestigious Top Trainer Award in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009