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Industrial Training InternationalMay 25, 2011 1:21:00 PM1 min read

ITI President, Mike Parnell, Reelected to ASME B30 Vice Chairman

May 25, 2011

For Immediate Release

Mike Parnell, President/CEO of Industrial Training International has been reelected to a second term as Vice Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers B30 Safety Standards Committee for Cableways, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Hooks, Jacks, and Slings.  The 3-year term begins July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

Parnell will be serving with Chairman-elect Larry Means of Means Engineering & Consulting, St. Joseph, Missouri.  Means and Parnell have been friends and business associates since the late 1970s.

The ASME B30 Committee Charter: “The charter of the ASME B30 Standards Committee, on Cranes and Related Equipment, is to develop, maintain, and interpret safety codes and standards covering the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of cranes and related equipment.”  More information can be found at

Mike Parnell’s 30+ year career in the industry began while working for Wire Rope Corporation of America, St. Joseph, Missouri in 1979.  He founded Wire Rope & Rigging Consultants (now known as Industrial Training International) in 1986 with wife, Darlene Parnell.  ITI is now a world leader in providing crane, rigging, and lifting training and consulting.  For more information please visit


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