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ITI HOISTING EXCELLENCE SUMMIT

Feb. 7-9, 2023
Health & Safety Council, Pasadena, TX
Attend In-Person $995
Attend Virtually $495
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Countdown to the Summit

Join us February 7-9, 2023 at the Health & Safety Council in Houston, TX

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The ITI Hoisting Excellence Summit is the learning and development event
for Hoisting & Mobile Equipment Professionals offering:
  • Thought Leadership Sessions from organizations such as Barnhart, Bechtel, Buckner, ExxonMobil, Kiewit, RES, Shell, and more
  • Training Sessions & CEUs at the ITI Houston Training Center
  • Tours & Solution Demonstrations from ITI & Sponsors
Who should attend?

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Designed for:

  • Crane & Equipment Professionals
  • Learning & Development Professionals
  • Safety & Risk Management Professionals
  • Executive Leadership
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  • Rigging Engineering & Lift Planning Bootcamp
  • Accident Investigation Bootcamp
Can't Attend In-Person?

Online-Instructor-Led-Icon-White-2If you cannot attend in-person, attend virtually to gain access to all event sessions and resources with a Simulcast Pass - Register Here

FULL AGENDA

Use the tabs below to view the full slate of sessions by day!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8
  • Thursday, Feb. 9
  • Friday, Feb. 10

8:00AM - 4:30PM

Room: S3AB

Rigging Engineering & Lift Planning Bootcamp

Jim Yates, PE - President, JL Yates Services, Senior Instructor at ITI, Former SVP of Engineering at Barnhart Crane & Rigging

CEUs: 1.0

12:30PM - 4:30PM

Room: S1

Accident Investigation Bootcamp

Mike Parnell - Co-Founder & Senior Consultant, ITI

CEUs: 0.5

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Skills Development Bldg.

Lunch

For all Bootcamp attendees.

11:30AM - 3:30PM or 1:30PM - 6:00PM

Bus: Health & Safety Council to ExxonMobil Houston Campus

Tour: ExxonMobil Immersive Realities Center (Invite Only Due to Space Limitations)

Tour the Immersive Realities Center, at the ExxonMobil Houston Campus, to learn how the company thinks about immersive learning applications. The tour description can be found below.

Come and experience Immersive Technology (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Assisted Reality, etc.) in ExxonMobil’s Immersive Realities Center. This workspace is outfitted with the latest Immersive equipment, multiple digital displays, and desk space to collaborate for demonstrations, consultations, and project implementation. You’ll have the opportunity to view and/or participate in demonstrations of VR Training, 3D Model Design Review Platforms, RealWear, and more. Tour attendees will have the unique chance to see the work environment where the future of ExxonMobil’s digital realities will be formed.

ITI and ExxonMobil will facilitate two separate tour groups (A and B), which will depart by bus from the Health & Safety Council in Pasadena, TX. The tours are by invitation only due to space limitations. Guest list for this tour will be finalized by 1/27/23. Tour times will be:

  • Group A: 11:30am-3:30pm (onsite 12:30pm-2:30pm)
  • Group B: 1:30pm-6:00pm (onsite 2:30pm-4:30pm)

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Auditorium

Welcome Address from ITI & HASC

Zack Parnell - President & CEO, ITI

Luis Aguilar - President & CEO, HASC

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Auditorium

A Training Organization Begins with Leadership: Lessons from Life, the 49ERs and Giants & Patrick Lencioni

Pat Richie - Principal Consultant, The Table Group

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Auditorium 

Best Practice: Kiewit Crane & Rigging Management Method & Lessons Learned

John Manes - Senior Equipment Manager, Kiewit

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Skills Development Bldg. & ITI Crane Yard

Lunch & Sponsor Demos

12:30PM - 1:15PM

Auditorium 

Shell's Transition to Use of Industry Standards

Kenneth Reynolds - Sr. Industry Safety Stands Advisor, Shell

12:30PM - 1:15PM

S3AB

Under the VR Crane Sim Hood: Explore Simulation Design

Andrew Czarnietzki - Director of Simulation, ITI

12:30PM - 1:15PM

S1

Dispatching & Fleet Management Best Practices

Dave Howard - Director of Client Services, Fleet Cost & Care

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Auditorium 

Implementing World-Class Hoisting & Mobile Equipment Procedures

Mike Parnell - Co-Founder & Senior Consultant, ITI

1:30PM - 2:15PM

S3AB

The Future of Workforce Development and Practical Assessments using Virtual Reality and Simulation

Andrew Kauser - Chief Product Officer, ITI

1:30PM - 2:15PM

S1

Accepting Technology in the Rigging Industry

Wayne Wille - Business Development Manager - Technology Solutions, Crosby

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Auditorium

RES Group & Apprenticeship.gov - Why & How Every Organization Needs an Apprenticeship Program

Cristin Bolton – Sr Manager, HSQE, Americas, RES Group

2:30PM - 3:15PM

S1

What is Rigging Engineering?

Todd Harding, PE – Global Rigging Manager, Bechtel

2:30PM - 3:15PM

S3AB

Simulation & VR Design Fundamentals

Andrew Czarnietzki - Director of Simulation, ITI

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Simulation Room

Simulator Demos: Driver, Operator, Hazard ID & More

3:30PM - 4:15PM

Auditorium 

Bechtel Innovation Model Explained

Jennifer Monreal - Corporate & Nuclear, Security & Environmental Innovation Manager, Bechtel

3:30PM - 4:15PM

S3AB

Deploying the Largest Cranes in the World Successfully

Bret Shields - VP of Safety & Operations, Buckner

3:30PM - 4:15PM

S1

ReThink an 8-Week Vocational Program with Us for Operator/Rigger

Zack Parnell - CEO of ITI

3:30PM - 4:15PM

Simulation Room

Simulator Demos: Driver, Operator, Hazard ID, & More

4:30PM - 6:00PM

ITI Crane Yard

Reception & Sponsor Demos

Join us for drinks and snacks!

9:00AM - 9:45AM

Auditorium 

ITI Learning Solution Roadmap

The ITI Team

9:45AM - 10:30AM

Auditorium 

ExxonMobil Immersive Realities Vision & Roadmap

Kyle Daughtry - Digital and Extended Realities (VR/AR/3D) Architect, ExxonMobil

 

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Auditorium

Hoisting Risk Management Program

Todd Harding, PE – Rigging Engineering Operations Manager, Bechtel

10:45AM - 11:30AM

S3AB

Roundtable: Training & Outfitting Crane & Mobile Equipment Service Technicians

Martin Winziers - Program Manager, Crane Service Technicians, ITI & Trina Baughman - Product Manager Digital Services, Liebherr

 

10:45AM - 11:30AM

S1

High-Performance Rope Management for Mobile Cranes

Tyler Henley - National Account Manager, Specialty Ropes, Mazzella Companies

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Simulation Room

Simulation Demos: Driver, Operator, Hazard ID & More

Come test-drive an assortment of simulations

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Skills Development Bldg. & ITI Crane Yard

Lunch & Sponsor Demos

12:30PM - 1:15PM

Auditorium

Brick & Mortar VC on Construction Tech Landscape

Curtis Rodgers - Partner and Industrial Technologist, Brick & Mortar Ventures

12:30PM - 1:15PM

S3AB

Shared Learnings From Running Barnhart Crane University

Kary Meadows - Training Manager, Barnhart Crane & Rigging

12:30PM - 1:15PM

S1

Roundtable: ITI VR Crane Simulations

12:30PM - 1:15PM

Workforce Development Training Center

Observe ITI Master Rigger Course & Training Center Tour

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Auditorium

Shifting Culture and Competence Through a Learning Pathways Model

Thomas Barrett, PhD - Director of Learning & Development, Manson Construction

 

1:30PM - 2:15PM

S3AB

Rigging Engineers Roundtable & Case Studies

Ian Johnson, PE - Vice President & COO, Bragg Companies

 

1:30PM - 2:15PM

S1

Efficacy of Virtual Reality Training

Dick Hannah - VP of Learning & Innovation, HASC

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Simulation Room

Simulator Demos: Driver, Operator, Hazard ID, & More

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Auditorium 

Nucor Steel Overhead Crane Training & Management Program

Heath Hooker - Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Nucor Steel

2:30PM - 3:15PM

S3AB

Rigging Engineering Roundtable & Case Studies

Ian Johnson - Vice President & COO, Bragg Companies

2:30PM - 3:15PM

S1

Learning Hub Admin Bootcamp

Christina Lanham, VP of Operations & Information Systems, ITI

2:30PM - 3:15PM

Simulation Room

Simulation Demos: Driver, Operator, Hazard ID & More

3:30PM - 5:30PM

ITI Crane Yard

Reception & Sponsor Demos

Join us for drinks and snacks!

All Day

Pasadena Fairgrounds

HASC Tailgate Extravaganza

Join us at the Health & Safety Council Superbowl Tailgate Extravaganza.

Speakers & Instructors

An ensemble of hoisting, mobile equipment, learning and development experts and thought-leaders.

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LUIS AGUILAR CEO | HASC

Luis Aguilar serves as the CEO for the Health and Safety Council. He was a Professor at the University of Honduras before starting his career as an engineer working for Bechtel, focusing on control systems throughout North and South America. Shortly after the 1989 Greater Houston Area industrial explosion, a task force led by Luis was created to form a third-party learning center. Over the past 31 years,  he has continued to lead the effort and growth of HASC through innovation and the creation of technological advancements.

LUIS AGUILAR CEO | HASC
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Thomas Barrett, PhD Director, Learning & Development | Manson Construction

Thomas Barrett has served as the Director of Learning & Development at Manson Construction Co. since 2020. Prior to that he worked as Principal Consultant for Performance by Design and spent 10+ years as the Executive Director for NWCI/MACTC. He holds a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction/Educational Philosophy from Virginia Tech.

Thomas Barrett, PhD Director, Learning & Development | Manson Construction
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Trina Baughman Product Manager Digital Services | Liebherr USA

Trina Baughman is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who has 20+ years’ experience working for Liebherr. She started in an Admin Support role and worked her way up to Service Manager. In January 2022 Trina was appointed Product Manager - Digital Services, working with the MyLiebherr portal. Trina provides direct product support to all Liebherr customers throughout the United States.

Trina Baughman Product Manager Digital Services | Liebherr USA
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Cristin Bolton Senior Manager, Training and Compliance at RES

Cristin Bolton has been with RES since the acquisition of System 3 in 2015. Today she is a Senior Manager, HSQE where she’s overseen safety-related training since 2018. Cristin also works as the Administrator for RES Group’s Apprenticeship Program.

Cristin Bolton Senior Manager, Training and Compliance at RES
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Andrew Czarnietzki VR Simulation & Game Design Expert | Serious:Labs & ITIAndrew has 15+ years' experience in leveraging game technology for industrial training.  He is a co-founder of Serious Labs and has led the development of 18 physics-based simulator projects.  He is the lead designer for ITI's VR Crane Simulator product line, and currently leads ITI's simulation development team.
Andrew Czarnietzki VR Simulation & Game Design Expert | Serious:Labs & ITI
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Kyle Daughtry Industrial Metaverse & Emerging Tech Ninja | ExxonMobilKyle serves ExxonMobil as the Architect of Digital and Extended Realities (VR/AR/3D).
Kyle Daughtry Industrial Metaverse & Emerging Tech Ninja | ExxonMobil
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DICK HANNAH VP of Learning & Innovation | HASCDick Hannah serves as the VP of Learning and Innovation for HASC. He has worked in organizations supporting the energy industry for 20+ years working primarily in skills and safety training. Currently he is investigating how HASC can develop techniques to deliver computer-based, instructor-led, and hands-on training in more effective and innovative ways. Recent projects include blending VR into the HASC eLearning mix, implementing microlearning strategies for HASC members, and researching opportunities to help develop leadership training for the learning community HASC supports.
DICK HANNAH VP of Learning & Innovation | HASC
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Todd Harding, PE Global Rigging Manager at Bechtel
Todd Harding, PE Global Rigging Manager at Bechtel
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Tyler Henley National Account Manager Specialty Ropes | Mazzella Lifting
Tyler Henley National Account Manager Specialty Ropes | Mazzella Lifting
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DAVE HOWARD Director of Client Services - Fleet Cost & Care

Dave has been involved in the software development and customer service delivery since the beginning of his professional career. He has accrued a wealth of experience from a variety of industries including petroleum distribution, where he held roles as software development product manager and IS Director, the public sector where he served as the CIO of the Oregon Department of Justice, and the crane industry where he was the general manager of Axis Crane, a customer of FCC. His experience on both sides of the software industry gives him a unique perspective.

DAVE HOWARD Director of Client Services - Fleet Cost & Care
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Heath Hooker Nucor

Heath Hooker has been with Nucor-Yamato Steel for 22 years, serving as crane operator, crane crew leader, and since 2018, as a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor. In 2016, Heath was a founding member of the Nucor Rigging Team and is a member of the Nucor Crane Expert Group.

Heath Hooker Nucor
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ANDREW KAUSER ITI

Andrew has over 20 years' experience in the management and implementation of advanced education programs. With a special interest in industrial skills training, Andrew guided TPC Training Systems to become a market leader. He currently sits on multiple boards is the past Chair of The International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET). Andrew's history with ITI goes back a number of years, with him officially joining the company full time in 2021.

ANDREW KAUSER ITI
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John Manes Senior Equipment Manager at Kiewit
John Manes Senior Equipment Manager at Kiewit
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Kary Meadows Training Manager at Barnhart Crane & Rigging

Kary Meadows has been a part of Barnhart’s Training and Implementation Department for the last three years, working as a Training and Implementation Manager. He has over 21 years’ experience in Small Business ownership and Industrial Sales, including several years spent at Konecranes.

Kary Meadows Training Manager at Barnhart Crane & Rigging
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Jennifer Monreal Corporate and Nuclear, Security & Environmental Innovation Manager at Bechtel Corporation

Jennifer joined Bechtel in 2008 as a Civil Field Engineer and has more than 16 years of experience in heavy industrial construction.  Jennifer joined Innovation in 2019 and is currently serving as one of Bechtel’s Corporate and Nuclear, Security & Environmental Innovation Managers based out of Houston, TX.  In Jennifer’s current role, she is not only responsible for identifying new and innovative solutions to improve safety, quality, schedule, and cost, but actively works with project teams to drive adoption across the enterprise to change the way we approach Innovation in Construction. 

Jennifer Monreal Corporate and Nuclear, Security & Environmental Innovation Manager at Bechtel Corporation
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MIKE PARNELL Crane & Rigging SME | Co-Founder & Sage at ITI | ASME LeaderMike has over 40 years of progressive experience in wire rope, rigging, light/heavy equipment and
crane operations in the mining, maritime, electric utility, pulp and paper, manufacturing,
nuclear, oil & gas, and construction industries. He's developed innovative training techniques,
resource materials, workbooks, videos, and reference cards which are widely used in
the load handling industry today.
MIKE PARNELL Crane & Rigging SME | Co-Founder & Sage at ITI | ASME Leader
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Zack Parnell Industrial Learning & Development Fanatic | CEO at ITI

Zack has served ITI professionally since 2009 but grew up working in the business during summer-breaks for as far back as he can remember. Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2015, he worked as a part of the company in Sales, Marketing, Bookstore, E-Learning and Operations. Zack holds a double-major BS in International Business & Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Zack Parnell Industrial Learning & Development Fanatic | CEO at ITI
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Kenneth Reynolds SME in Hoisting & Industry Standards | Shell

Ken Reynolds has 20 plus years’ experience in lifting and hoisting. He has supported various lines throughout Shell’s Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream businesses, and has provided L&H support for Shell’s transitional businesses in Energy: solar, wind, methane capture, and hydrogen. Mr. Reynolds’ current role of Industry Safety Standards advisor is to facilitate the transition from internal standards to industry safety standards. He participates on ASME, API, IOGP, and other industry trade associations.

Kenneth Reynolds SME in Hoisting & Industry Standards | Shell
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PAT RICHIE Leadership Development | The Table Group, SF 49ers & Giants

Pat Richie works with executive teams to quickly and effectively apply the concepts captured in all of Patrick Lencioni’s books. Prior to joining the Table Group in 2004, he helped to build high performing teams as part of five Super Bowl Champions with the San Francisco 49’ers. He also worked with the San Francisco Giants for 13 years. He is the author of two books on leadership and has spoken to over 500 unique audiences in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

PAT RICHIE Leadership Development | The Table Group, SF 49ers & Giants
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Curtis Rodgers Industrial Technologist | Brick & Mortar Ventures

Curtis Rodgers is an industrial technologist and investor at Brick & Mortar Ventures, with six years of construction process improvement experience at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction — across federal, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial markets. Curtis founded The Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, contributed to the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participated as a lecturer for the US Dept. of Energy's Project Leadership Institute.

Curtis Rodgers Industrial Technologist | Brick & Mortar Ventures
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Bret Shields Mobile Crane SME | Buckner HeavyLift Cranes & Kiewit

Bret Shields has spent over 23 years working within the crane and heavy equipment business. He boasts a 20-year career with Kiewit Construction Company where he began as a Maintenance Engineer and worked his way up to becoming a Corporate Crane Manager. Bret is now in his fourth year with Buckner Heavylift Cranes, where he is the VP of Operations and Safety.

Bret Shields Mobile Crane SME | Buckner HeavyLift Cranes & Kiewit
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WAYNE WILLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS | CROSBY

Wayne Wille joined Crosby in 2016 and has been in the scale and force measurement industry for over 29 years. He's held a variety of roles from technical support, product training, product development, and developing and supporting distribution networks. Wayne currently works with distributors and end-users with a focus on implementing wireless technology within the rigging industry.

WAYNE WILLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS | CROSBY
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Martin Winziers Crane Service SME & Electrical Engineer | ITI

Martin Winziers has been working as a part of the crane industry for over 27 years. He specializes designing and teaching training programs, as well as providing technical support to those working in the shop and field. He has written numerous technical support documents and excels in producing electrical hardware and software designs.

Martin Winziers Crane Service SME & Electrical Engineer | ITI
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JIM YATES Crane & Rigging SME | Former SVP Engineering at Barnhart | ASME LeaderJim boasts over 30 years' experience in the heavy lift industry. He joined Barnhart Crane & Rigging in 1997 and served the company for 17+ years ending his tenure in the role of VP of Engineering & Technical Services in the corporate office. Jim currently operates as President of JL Yates Services, LLC, where he provides consulting services focusing on litigation support, training and operational risk management as it pertains to heavy lift and transport in construction and general industry.
JIM YATES Crane & Rigging SME | Former SVP Engineering at Barnhart | ASME Leader

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for helping making this event possible. If you'd like to join us as a sponsor email marketing@iti.com.

Demo & Technology Showcase

Product demonstrations and technology showcases at the Hoisting Excellence Summit

Mazzella Spooling Truck Demo

When an installation is done by a trained professional, you may think you’re paying too much for something that can be done in-house. However, in the long run, you may be saving your company more money than you think. Plus, you don’t have to worry about damage being done to the ropes when they’re replaced and installed by an experienced professional. See it in action at the Hoisting Excellence Summit!

Barnhart Demo Trailer

Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy hauling of major components used in American industry. Barnhart's rigging and crane service is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety.

Crosby BlokCam

BlokCam is a wireless system that can be quickly and easily deployed to the hook block or boom tip of a crane. The sound and view from below the camera is then transmitted and received wirelessly via the antenna systems to a screen in the cab. This allows the operator to see and hear the load and surroundings, giving an unobstructed, live, audio-visual feed of the critical areas that working in the blind would never allow.

Crosby Demo Truck

The Crosby Rig Safe, Rig Smart demonstration truck is heading your way! The custom designed training truck offers Crosby product education and practical hands on rigging demonstrations. Live load demonstrations will be conducted by Crosby trainers offering insight on key aspects of safe, effective and efficient rigging. Each attendee will have an opportunity to learn from the pros and share their knowledge and experience during the visit.

Verton Demos

Verton unlocks improvements in safety and productivity, with our world-first range of remote-controlled load-management systems. Using Verton’s revolutionary gyroscopic technology, creating an output torque, precisely rotating and holding suspended loads without the need for taglines. Eliminating inefficient, costly, and unsafe practices from your lifting operations.

EVENT LOCATION

Health & Safety Council
5213 Center St.
Pasadena, TX
77505

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