The Crosby Group is known for innovating and manufacturing high-quality rigging and lifting equipment that boasts a long lifespan in addition to superior functionality. For example, each Crosby Clamp is individually proof tested to 2 times the working load limit and comes with a test certificate to offer peace of mind to those using the equipment. Would you believe our parts are known for lasting well over 30 years when properly maintained, tested, and cared for?
Phil Webb is a man of incredible talent. He turns Crosby products into works of art. Phil spent ten years as a helicopter engineer in the Royal Navy. Moving on from there, he found himself learning how to weld in the pharmaceutical industry. About five years ago, Phil was in need of a hobby. He turned
Danny Bishop, Corporate Director of Value Added Training has been with Crosby for thirty-six years. He recently spoke at the 33rd Annual Union Ironworkers Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
As we head into the busiest time in our 2017 conference and trade show schedule we wanted to chat with one of our favorite associations and reflect on our 30 years as members of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (A.W.R.F.). Emily Gilbert, Executive Staff of the A.W.R.F. was gracious enough to give us some time before the October 22-24, P.I.E. trade show.
Crosby Hires James Wojcikiewic as the District Sales Manager-Product Trainer
Crosby is pleased to announce that James Wojcikiewicz will be joining the Crosby team as District Sales Manager - Product Trainer working in the Sales Department. James will be based out of Illinois and will be tasked with supporting the Crosby distribution channel in the Illinois, Iowa, Eastern Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana markets. James will develop strategies to penetrate end-user markets to drive specifications, support product awareness through Crosby’s World-class training programs, and support brand preference for Crosby products throughout his territory. This will in turn drive increased demand through our distributorship channels, and support end user efforts throughout the territory.
We are excited to welcome James to the Crosby team. He had spent the last three years working for Protective Industrial Products, a leading manufacturer of Hand Protection and Personal Protection Equipment to the Construction, Industrial, and Energy sectors. This broad market experience, along with selling through distribution makes James ideally suited in this role. In addition, James supported key end users through various product training programs.
It was Friday and Colleen McKillip was getting ready for the day she had been waiting on for the last 9 months. It was the day that her little family of 3 would become 4 in just a few hours. She was expecting a baby she knew it was a boy and she already had a name picked out. That's where the story starts to get interesting.
Crosby Hires Luke Rivard as the District Sales Manager-Product Trainer
Crosby is pleased to announce that Luke Rivard will be joining the Crosby team as District Sales Manager - Product Trainer working in the Sales Department. Luke will be based out of Connecticut and will be tasked with supporting the Crosby distribution channel in the Northeast. Luke will develop strategies to penetrate end-user markets to drive specifications, support product awareness through Crosby’s World-class training programs, and support brand preference for Crosby products throughout his territory. This will in turn drive increased demand through our distributorship channels, and support end user efforts throughout the territory.
We are excited to welcome Luke to the Crosby team. He had spent three years working for Crosby supporting distributors and end user’s in Brazil. In addition, Luke has spent time with TSC Manufacturing a crane, handling equipment, and drilling equipment manufacturer. Most recently, Luke worked for GKN Land Systems focusing on the steel, crane, and infrastructure markets.
Luke graduated with a BS in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine in 2005. He will reside in CT with his wife Alice and their son William. Luke has expressed his enthusiasm to re-join Crosby, and looks forward to working with the many valued Crosby business partners in his territory.
Crosby Introduces ROV Release & Retrieve Shackle Line Featuring the Patent Pending Captured Bolt Design
(Tulsa, OK) After years of development and intensive testing by several of the top subsea specialists in the world, the new Crosby ROV Release and Retrieve Shackles are ready for global release. Featuring an innovative Patent Pending Captured Bolt design, which prevents bolt detaching from the shackle bow, the release and retrieve shackle eliminates the need to have one shackle for releasing a load and one shackle for retrieving a load, and reduces end user liability by eliminating costly post-purchase modifications (i.e., capture barrels, springs, or tether cables). The shackles are available in two different bolt designs: QUIC-Thread (G-2100) and Non-Threaded (G-2110). The QUIC-Thread option requires 60% fewer turns than conventional threaded screw pin type shackles, while the Non-Threaded option touts one of the fastest release and retrieve times in the industry. Designed by the end user for the end user, these best-in-class shackles also feature:
- Forged alloy, galvanized bow with durable API RP 17H color-compliant epoxy finish
- 6 to 1 Design Factor
- Robust captured bolt design - can withstand over 2,000 lbs. of pull-out force
- Galvanized alloy bolt – available in two designs: QUIC-Thread and Non-Threaded
- API RP 17H compliant modular handles available in T, D, F, or Eye versions (sold separately)
- Durable secondary locking latches for added securement
- Eyelets forged into bow for optional tether points
- Monkey Fist(s) included
- Made in the USA
Available in 7 different sizes: 9.5t, 12t, 17t, 25t, 35, 55t, and 85t. These shackles are job site tough and are sure to save you both time and money.
- No costly modifications required (like capture barrels or tether lines), thus reducing end user liability.
- One shackle does it all: releases and retrieves without the need to resurface.
- Both the QUIC-Thread and Non-Threaded bolts greatly reduce the time on the job, saving you costly man hours and vessel time.
For more information on this innovative new product line stop by your local Crosby Distributor.
Crosby Hires Cherlynn Pennington as the Director of Business Performance and Project Management Office (PMO)
Crosby announces that Cherlynn Pennington, has joined the company in the position of Director of Business Performance and Project Management Office (PMO).
Cherlynn comes to Crosby with an extensive background in Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence at
Global Power Equipment and Baker Hughes, Inc. In these roles, she facilitated business process improvements to drive a culture of learning that is focused on value creation and sustainable results around reduced lead time and improved customer delivery.
Cherlynn’s role is new to the organization, and she will be driving Operational Excellence (Lean) efforts within all aspects the North America Business while also managing the North American GDP process. As part of this role, she will work with the North America leadership team to identify, and execute, breakthrough opportunities that will drive Customer Satisfaction and improved financial performance.
Crosby Hires Ryan Clark as the Director of Business Development for Oil and Gas
Crosby is pleased to announce another addition to its commercial team. Ryan Clark has joined The Crosby Group as Director of Business Development for Oil and Gas. “We are excited to welcome Ryan to the Crosby team. Ryan’s wealth of experience from his roles at companies such as Oceaneering, Aker Solutions, and Oil States will build on Crosby’s long standing commitment to the Oil & Gas industry and our distributors that support it.” said Jared Knudson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crosby. Ryan will be based in Houston, TX.