NCCCO Foundation adds to new directors

Ingo Schiller of Tadano and Garry Higdem of Mario Sinacola & Sons have joined the board of directors of the NCCCO Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.

Higdem is chief executive of Mario Sinacola Excavating which is based in Frisco, Texas, while Schiller has been chief executive of Tadano America since 2016, having previously worked with Manitowoc, Schiller and Liebherr.

Higdem sat on the board of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, between 1999 and 2009, and is a past vice president.

The two men will both serve two year terms and join four other directors on the board: Chris Ryan of Boh Bros, Peter Juhren of Morrow, Tim Watters of Hoffman Equipment, and Kerry Hulse of Deep South Crane & Rigging.

NCCCO Foundation president, Chris Ryan said: “Garry and Ingo are exceptionally well qualified to join the NCCCO Foundation board of directors. We could not be more delighted to have both of these consummate professionals on the board. Both have spent their working lives in the construction industry and bring to the Foundation a wealth of expertise from which this organisation will undoubtedly benefit enormously.”

The NCCCO Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to the promotion of construction industry safety through education, research and workforce development. By facilitating access to training and certification by youth, veterans and underserved communities through scholarships and grants, the Foundation seeks to ensure a safe and skilled workforce now and for the future.

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