Meet team ITI


Jim Cox

Master Instructor & Chair of Overhead Cranes and Inspection

Jim joined Industrial Training International (ITI) in 2008 as an Instructor/Consultant specializing in mobile and overhead crane operations, rigging applications, rigging gear inspection, lift planning and accident investigation, and socketing & sling fabrication.

Prior to joining ITI, Jim worked for over 24 years for a regional industrial supplier that specialized in wire rope, rigging equipment and overhead cranes. During that time, he was instrumental in the business development of on site inspections, repair and fabrication of the EOT cranes. The explosive growth revealed the need for training to inspect, operate and maintain the cranes and rigging gear efficiently. Jim found great satisfaction and discovered a personal aptitude for contributing to the risk management and employee development efforts through the implementation of training programs.

In 2016, Jim Cox was awarded ITI Instructor of the Year for 2015.  Jim led the ITI Instructor Team with the highest student feedback scores including Net Promoter Score, Instructor Quality, and Course Evaluation. 

Professional Associations/ Certifications

  • Top Trainer of the Year, Professional Category - Crane Hotline 2011
  • Best Trainer of the Year - The Craig Morrell Award, International LEEA Awards 2021
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP), Member
  • Certified Mobile and Overhead Crane Operator and Examiner (NCCCO)
  • Certified Signalperson-Rigger Level I & Level II (NCCCO)
  • Certified Mobile Crane Operator (CIC)
  • Certified Forklift /Tele-handler Operator and Instructor (ITI)
  • Certified Master Rigger and Rigging Instructor (ITI)
  • Certified Rigging Gear Inspector, Level III and Instructor (ITI)
  • Certified Wire Rope Socketer and Sling Fabricator and Instructor (ITI)
  • Fall Protection Qualified Person, Competent Inspector, DBI/SALA Training Center
  • LEEA Accredited Instructor
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