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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS                                PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
         try to offer solutions that can be used                               solutions for our customers throughout
         by every business member. I will value                                the Midwest.
         this honor as a highlight in my career                                  Lastly, Kim Riscossa has returned to
         as an ironworker,” said Nix.                                          Alps as our Product Manager for Eleva-
           According to Nix, the SEAA Ironwork-                                tor and SS Marine, and OEM accounts.
         er Craft Training Program is essential                                Kim  has  10 years  of  experience  with
         to battling the qualified labor shortages                             Alps,  working  previously  in  the  roles
         the industry faces. “Jack’s passion for the                           of Purchasing Manager, Customer Ser-
         steel erection industry is recognizable al-                           vice  Manager,  Marketing  Manager,
         most immediately. He has great respect                                and Assistant to the President. Her un-
         for providing training and skills develop-                            derstanding of Alps, and its products,
         ment for ironworkers,” said Sears.                                    will be a great benefit to this important
           Lifetime Achievement                                                market segment.
           In addition, Alan Sears, who has been                                 For more information about Alps Wire
         a SEAA board member for at least 15                                   Rope Corp. go to alpswirerope.com.
         years and actively involved with the as-
         sociation for nearly 20, recently retired                             SC&R Foundation
         from Nucor-Vulcraft, where he was the                                 Announces New Officers
         National  Accounts  Representative.  He                                 The Specialized Carriers  & Rig-
         was recognized with a Lifetime Achieve-       Jamey Champer           ging  Foundation  (SC&R  Foundation)
         ment award. As a previous recipient of                                named its new officers and committee
         the Person of the Year and William Da-                                chairs at its board meeting on Friday,
         vis Service awards, these honors speak                                April 26, during Specialized Carriers
         to the quality of the man.                                            and Rigging Association (SC&RA) 2019
           “Many of you know him as the emcee                                  Annual Conference, April 23-27, at the
         of SEAA’s Convention & Trade Show.                                    Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA.
         As he departs from the SEAA Board of                                    Three new officers were named to the
         Directors  in  April, the  association  ex-                           Foundation Board:
         tends its warmest wishes for a happy                                    • Dave  Wittwer,  with  Hays Compa-
         retirement,”  said Tom Underhill,  Ex-                                nies of Salt Lake City, UT, will serve a
         ecutive  Director.  “We  appreciate his                               two-year term as president.
         years of service leading the awards                                     • Geoff Davis, with Unified Logistics
         programs and being a gracious master                                  of St. Petersburg, FL, will serve a two-
         of ceremonies of the convention, which                                year term as vice president.
         we hope he will continue to do for many                                 • Jennifer Gable, with JK Crane of
         years to come,” he said.                                              Kenvil, NJ, will serve a one-year term
           Sears, clearly humbled and full of                                  as treasurer.
         gratitude, gave a short, emotional                                      Two new Committee chairs were elected:
         speech thanking the organization and                                    • Jonelle Anderson, with NessCamp-
         all those who support it. Now at the           Jason Amos             bell Crane + Rigging of Portland, OR,
         end of his professional career, he had                                will serve a two-year term as PR/Devel-
         playful words of wisdom for an audi-                                  opment chair.
         ence  filled  with  friends,  family  and                               • Debbi Evans,  with  Aspen Custom
         colleagues: “For those getting close to                               Trailers of Leduc, AB, Canada, will
         retirement, I highly recommend it.”                                   serve  a  two-year  term  as  chair  of  the
           Learn more about SEAA at www.                                       Grant/Scholarship Committee.
         seaa.net.                                                               • Dave Wood, with WHECO Corpo-
                                                                               ration of Richland, WA, will complete
         New Team Members at Alps                                              his  two-year  term  as  chair  of  the  Re-
           Alps Wire Rope Corporation is                                       search Committee in 2020.
         pleased to announce  the  addition of                                   The new chairs and officers will join
         three new team members.                                               a Foundation  focused  on  emphasizing
           Jamey Champer, our new Purchas-                                     awareness of the vast career viability
         ing  Manager,  has  an  excellent  back-                              within each of the Association’s indus-
         ground in various phases of Materials                                 tries as national trends indicate record-
         Management. Her previous experience                                   high need for skilled trade workers.
         purchasing  and  managing  inventory                                    “2018 was an exciting year for the
         on an international scale will bring a                                Foundation, with new research and
         great deal of depth to our materials                                  workforce initiatives providing value
         management department. We are ex-              Kim Riscossa           to the Association and its members
         cited to have her here at Alps as we                                  while  increasing  awareness  about
         continue to focus  on continuous  im-  over 20 years of experience in the in-  educational and job opportunities
         provement, and improving our service   dustry. He has an excellent under-  within our industry segments,” said
         levels to support our customers.   standing of the needs of our broad cus-  Davis. “This year, and beyond, will
           Jason Amos, our new Territory Sales   tomer base. We are excited to have him   see the Foundation press forward in
         Manager for the Midwest Region, has   join our staff, so he can offer the best        continued on next page

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