Crane Industry Services (CIS), provider of hands-on, classroom and simulation-based training for the skilled trades, is expanding its team with two new NCCER Trainers and Examiners, Nelson Plumb and Bernard (Barney) Burns. Also joining the team is Kristian Faria, a Marketing Specialist and Market Research Analyst.
Nelson Plumb is a Crane & Rigging Trainer and Examiner. His career includes construction management, supervision and training of employees, and heavy equipment operations. He has experience in the erection, operation and dismantling of Tower Cranes.
Plumb is an NCCER Master Trainer Administrator and Proctor, a Mobile and Tower Crane Operator Practical Examiner, a Certified Tower Crane Service Technician, and a Rigging Inspector. Plumb serves as a subject matter expert for NCCER Tower Crane Operators, Mobile Crane Operators, Rigging Persons, Signal Persons, and Ironworker Committees. He was also a member of the NCCER Crane Operator Certification Board. In 2014, he was recognized as the industry’s Corporate Top Trainer by Crane Hot Line magazine and the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals.
Bernard (Barney) Burns, is a Certified Safety Professional with over 37 years of industrial and construction safety, health, and environmental experience in the pulp, paper, and packaging industries.
Burns experience includes managing OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star level safety and health programs. He was the project manager for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification process. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring effective safety policies, procedures, and training were properly developed, implemented and frequently audited for the safe operation and maintenance of several types of cranes. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Kristian Faria is a certified NCCER Proctor and Microsoft Office Specialist. In her marketing role, she helps manage the CIS social media platforms and researches consumer trends and data to determine marketing strategy. Faria is a recent honors college graduate with a degree in Digital Marketing and Advertising. She is passionate about creating an enjoyable customer experience through digital and traditional marketing channels.