October 5 - Industrial Training International (ITI) reports a doubling of its employee head-count in the last 28 months adding instructors in the USA and Canada and business professionals at its corporate headquarters in Woodland, Washington.
In upcoming months ITI will be adding human capital in marketing and administration in Woodland, as well as its new branch office in Edmonton, Alberta.
Recent appointments include four instructors: Joe Kuzar, Patrick Dower, Ken Klassen and Les Bernier as instructors. Kuzar is an experienced mobile crane operator and has significant background in civil, oil & gas, transportation, and commercial construction. Bernier has a great deal of experience in public speaking and training from the rigging distribution business and maintains core competencies in wire rope and rigging. Dower, is a construction safety professional, began his career in industry as a ticketed pipefitter and plumber and has a great deal of rigging and safety-related experience, with some of the Alberta's largest construction and modular fabrication organisations. Klassen is a seasoned steamfitter/pipefitter, plumber, and gasfitter, and brings a great deal of rigging and lifting experience to education from the chemical, forestry, and oil/gas industries.
Meanwhile Patrick Cotnoir has also joined as an instructor and business development executive. Cotnoir's expertise lies in wire rope and rigging applications as well as sales management.
As instructor and technical support executive, Steve Miles has a great deal of experience in machinery moving and heavy rigging fields and will be contributing to the Training & Field Services teams of ITI by conducting training courses, accident investigations, and crane and rigging audits.
ITI is a major player in crane and rigging training and consulting with operations in the USA and Canada.