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Certified Slings and Supply        and expectations as CSI completes its
         Promotes Two Team                  60th year in the rigging, overhead lift-
         Members                            ing and load securement industry.
           Robert  Saxon,  Certified  Slings  and   Keri  Placke,  Certified  Slings  and
         Supply, has been promoted to Chief   Supply, has been promoted to Commer-
         Operations Officer.                cial Sales Manager.
           Robert began his  career  with  Certi-  Keri  has  been  with  Certified  Slings
         fied Slings as an outside salesman and   for 5 years as a Territory Manager. On
         has  held the roles  of Service  Center   the road continuously,  being focused,
         Leader, Regional Sales Manager, Com-  and creating a lasting relationship
         mercial Sales Manager and Chief Sales   with  outside  customers,  enabled Keri
         Officer through the years. He brings a   to become the top Territory Manager
         wealth of experience in both operations   three (3) years in a row.
         and sales to his new position.       Prior  to  coming  to  Certified  Slings,
           Robert’s focus will be to execute the   Keri had  experience in Marketing &
         strategies developed  with the Senior   Consulting, as an Accounts Manager,
         Leadership Team through action and   and VP of Sales for a construction
         focusing on the day to day operations.   company.
         A primary goal will be to coach and   Keri will concentrate on leading
         lead all team members to enable the   and  assisting  the  Territory  Manag-
         achievement of overall company goals   ers  by  joining  them  in  the  field,  col-
                                            laborating on customer development            Noel Whelchel
                                            plans, and assisting them in reaching
                                            their goals!
                                            New addition to the
                                            McMillan Team
                                              McMillan Design, Inc., manufacturer
                                            of the Sea Catch line of quick release
                                            mechanisms  to users  world-wide,  has
                                            recently added  Ryan Cole to their
                                            team. Ryan is handling shop assistant
                                            duties, IT, and bookkeeping. Ryan Cole
                                            and long-time shop manager, Chris Le-
                                            back, are available to answer product
                                            questions and provide quotations. New
                                            contact email is or
                                            Crane Industry Services
                                            Adds Two Inspectors,
                     Robert Saxon
                                              Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS),
                                            Carrollton,  GA,  welcomes  two staff
                                            members  who  will  fill  roles  as  crane     Larry Johns
                                            inspectors and trainers. Noel Whelchel   new craft skills programs,” said Debbie
                                            and Larry Johns bring unique skill sets   Dickinson, CEO of CIS.
                                            to assist contractors and utility com-  Johns has more than 35 years of ex-
                                            panies with equipment and personnel   perience in structural steel and heavy-
                                            evaluations.                       lift rigging,  and as  a signal  person.
                                              With  Business  and Sports Admin-  His certifications include NCCER Ad-
                                            istration degrees from University of   vanced Rigging and Ironworker; NCC-
                                            Georgia and Georgia State University,   CO Rigger/Signal Person and Crane
                                            Whelchel  has more than 17 years of   Operator. He is authorized to train
                                            leadership experience. His expertise   OSHA 10 and OSHA 30-hour courses.
                                            includes strategic planning and pro-  “Larry has years of real-world experi-
                                            gram coordination. “Noel is interested   ence working as a foreman for multiple
                                            in the application of technology tools to   general and specialty contractors, and
                                            safety management. He will take lead-  he is a wealth of knowledge and experi-
                                            ership roles  in the implementation of   ence running everything from friction
                                            iReportSource for online, dynamic em-  lattice-boom  cranes to telescopic mo-
                                            ployee recordkeeping,  and simulation   bile cranes,” said Dickinson.
                      Keri Placke           training and onboarding schools with   “CIS  is  excited  about  its  signifi-

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