Crane Industry Services expands team

Classroom and simulation-based training provider, Crane Industry Services (CIS) ha expanded its team with two new new NCCER trainers and examiners, Nelson Plumb and Bernard (Barney) Burns.

Kristian Faria, a marketing specialist and market research analyst, also joins the company.

Nelson Plumb

A crane and rigging trainer and examiner, Plumb’s career includes construction management, supervision and training of employees, and heavy equipment operations. He has experience in the erection, operation and dismantling of tower cranes.

Plumb is an NCCER master trainer administrator and proctor, a mobile and tower crane operator practical examiner, a certified tower crane service technician, and a rigging inspector.

Plumb is a subject matter expert for NCCER tower crane operators, mobile crane operators, rigging persons, signal persons, and ironworker committees. He was also a member of the NCCER crane operator certification board.

The popularity of simulator training is increasing and a new boom truck simulator was released late last year.

Barney Burns

Burns, is a certified safety professional with over 37 years of industrial and construction safety, health, and environmental experience in the pulp, paper, and packaging industries.

Burns experience includes managing OSHA voluntary protection program star level safety and health programs. He was the project manager for the ISO 14001 environmental management system certification process.

In this role, he was responsible for ensuring effective safety policies, procedures, and training were properly developed, implemented and frequently audited for the safe operation and maintenance of several types of cranes.

Burns has a degree in safety sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Kristian Faria

Faria is a certified NCCER proctor. Her role will involve managing the social media platforms and researching consumer trends and data. Faria recently graduated with a degree in digital marketing and advertising.


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