All Memorial/Obituary Articles

Obituary: Jan IJmker, former CEO at Mammoet Transport
Saying goodbye to Jan IJmker, respected former CEO at Mammoet Transport headquartered in the Netherlands
Jean-Louis Olivier 1952–2022
SMIE founder and crane safety technology pioneer died on 8 January after a short and unexpected illness
In Memoriam: Robert Dieleman
Robert Dieleman was an innovator in the crane and rigging industry.
In Memoriam: Randall “Randy” Sorenson
A titan in the pilot car industry, Randall “Randy” Sorenson passed away on October 2, 2021.
In Memoriam: Greg Etue
Tadano Mantis Regional Business Manager Greg Etue passed away on August 25th.
In Memoriam: Wayne P. Kokta
Wayne P. Kokta of Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental/DST Inc. passed away on August 28, 2021.
John Gillespie 1952 to 2021
Industry icon John Gillespie 1952 to 2021
SC&RA stalwart Terry Young passes
Former SC&RA Chairman and President Terry Young was known for his professionalism, optimism and love of the construction industry. He wanted to make the industry safer.
Francina Marie Pride-Motz: 1974-2021
Longtime crane and access industry publisher Franci Motz has passed away at the age of 46
In Memoriam: Douglas Allen Ball
Douglas Allen Ball, 77 of St. James, NC passed away unexpectedly on March 16th, 2021.
SC&RA creates Doug Ball Memorial Scholarship
SC&RA has funded the initial endowment of the Doug Ball Scholarship to honor Ball’s memory and industry contributions.
In Memoriam: Stephen Edward Pirigyi
Stephen Edward Pirigyi, a heavy equipment industry titan, passed away on February 26, 2021. 
In Memoriam: Carmelo (Carl) S. Marino
Carmelo (Carl) S. Marino, president of S.G. Marino Crane, has passed away at 77.
In Memoriam: John “Jack” Peter Barclay, Jr.
Former chairman and chief executive officer of Wire Rope Corporation of America dies at 91.
In Memoriam: Bragg McLeod, 1928-2021
Bragg McLeod was a former president of the Heavy Specialized Carriers Conference, (a precursor to the SC&RA)
In Memoriam: Jake Liptak
Jake Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., was a pioneer in the crane rental business.
In Memoriam: Jerome “Jake” Liptak, 1938-2021
Jerome “Jake” Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., passed away Wednesday, January 27.
Heinz Helmut Kempkes RIP
Head of German industrial crane and aerial platform maker Kuli Hebezeuge dies at 72
Otto Rettenmaier 1926-2020
Transporter Industry International Group founder Otto Rettenmaier dies at 93
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