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Hoisting Excellence Summit to Focus on Learning and Development Best Practices

Oct. 5, 2022 - Industrial Training International (ITI) will host a unique event for its customers in February 2023 focusing on learning and development best practices for professionals involved in hoisting and mobile equipment. 

The event will take place in Houston, Texas, Feb. 7-10, 2023, at the Health & Safety Council and ITI Training Center, as well as virtually, for remote attendees.

It will feature sessions from Barnhart, Bechtel, Buckner, Crosby, Kiewit, Shell, and the San Francisco 49ers.

Multiple session tracks are designed for equipment managers, safety and risk managers, learning and development professionals, and leadership teams.

Tours and hands-on demonstrations will include the Immersive Realities Center at ExxonMobil’s Houston campus, Verton Remote-Control Load Management Solutions, Crosby BlokCam and Straightpoint Solutions, ITI and HASC simulation solutions, and more.

Featured session titles and speakers per track include:

A Training Organization Begins with Leadership: Lessons from Life, the 49ERs and Giants & Patrick Lencioni – Pat Richie, Principal Consultant, The Table Group and Former Chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers and Giants

Bechtel Hoisting Risk Management Program – Todd Harding, PE, Rigging Engineering Operations Manager, Bechtel

ExxonMobil Immersive Realities Vision & Roadmap – Kyle Daughtry, Digital and Extended Realities (VR/AR/3D) Architect, and Athicha "M" Dhanormchitphong, Enterprise 3D Architect, ExxonMobil

Shell's Transition to Use of Industry Standards – Ken Reynolds, Sr. Industry Safety Stands Advisor, Shell

Kiewit Crane & Rigging Management Method & Lessons Learned – John Manes, Crane Services Manager, Kiewit

RES Group & Why & How Every Organization Needs an Apprenticeship Program – Cristin Bolton, Sr. Manager, HSQE, Americas, RES Group

Under the VR Crane Sim Hood: Explore Simulation Design, and, Simulation & VR Design Fundamentals – Andrew Czarnietzki, Director of Simulation, ITI

 Implementing World-Class Hoisting & Mobile Equipment Procedures – Mike Parnell, Co-Founder & Senior Consultant, ITI

Conducting Risk Assessments on Major Projects & Lifts – Jim Yates, PE, President, JL Yates Services, Senior Instructor at ITI, Former SVP of Engineering at Barnhart Crane & Rigging

Certification Performance Testing in VR: NSC Construction Hazard Awareness Certification – Andrew Kauser, Chief Product Officer, ITI

Shared Learnings from Running Barnhart Crane University – Kary Meadows, Training Manager, Barnhart Crane & Rigging

Roundtable: Rethink the 8-Week Career School With Us – Jeff Latture, SVP, Barnhart Crane & Rigging and Zack Parnell, CEO, ITI

Event sponsors include The Crosby Group, ExxonMobil, Fleet Cost & Care, and Mazzella.

For information regarding sponsoring this event, email 

For more information, and to register, visit


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