About the Instructor: Joe Harnest

Joe Harnest has been president of Crane Training Canada since 1995 and has International experience with overhead cranes, hoists and material handling equipment since 1975.
  • Is a certified trainer for preventive maintenance, rigging of loads, inspections and operator safety courses
  • Has the ability to communicate in English, French and German.
  • Has diverse expertise as a solution provider with a variety of unique material handling concepts, specializing in automotive and related industries.
  • Is a recognized authority in application and specification of material handling equipment.
  • Is an accomplished industrial columnist for Plant Engineering and Maintenance Magazine, Steel Marketplace, and Plant Safety & Maintenance Magazine. As well as a figurehead for many research columnists.
  • Former director Canadian Manufacturers Association: Drives Division.
  • Was responsible for overhead crane & hoist applications & specifications when employed at Mannesmann Demag.
  • Regional Manager responsible for sales of material handling products through distributors.
  • Divisional Manager, material handling components and drives, responsible for Canadian operations.
  • Experienced in inspections and evaluation of overhead cranes & hoist