Graham Brent will step down as CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) effective July 1. He will take up leadership of the recently formed NCCCO Foundation.
Brent will be succeeded by NCCCO board member and Immediate past president Thom Sicklesteel. Sicklesteel is currently GM of Leavitt Cranes based in Tacoma, Washington.
In the release announcing the change, NCCCO said Brent has overseen a 30-fold increase in candidate volume over his tenure as executive director and later, CEO, of NCCCO. Under his direction, the organization now offers 27 credentials in 12 major certification programs. The number of crane-related fatalities and injuries has also declined as a direct result of Brent’s certification initiative, said NCCCO.