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Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering

Instructor Details


Brandon Hitch, PE

CEO, CICA-CraneSafe (Crane Industry Council of Australia)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Citizenship: USA | LinkedIn Profile

  • Senior Engineer, Cargotec Australia, 2010 to 2011
  • Engineer, CraneSafe, 2011 to 2012
  • General Manager, CraneSafe, 2012 to 2014
  • CEO, CraneSafe, 2014 to Present

Brandon Hitch joined CICA in October 2011 as the CraneSafe engineer.  In 2012 Brandon was promoted to CraneSafe General Manager overseeing the technical and day-to-day operations of the CraneSafe program.  In December 2014 Brandon has been appointed as CEO of CICA following Alan Marshall’s retirement.   Prior to joining CICA Brandon held a position as senior engineer with Cargotec Australia working on their Hiab and Kalmar load handling equipment.  Brandon is originally from the Chicago area where he worked for the past 10 years in the automotive and heavy trucking sector with emphasis on structural and chassis design.

Brandon has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s in engineering from the University of Michigan.  Brandon is registered as a chartered engineer with Engineers Australia and is a licensed professional engineer in the USA.

Brandon resides in the Melbourne area with his family.

Mr. Hitch Provides Instruction in the Following Courses:

  • RE-170 Standards and Regulations for Load Handling Equipment