McConnellsburg, Pa. (PRWEB) October 17, 2017
Access, Lift & Handler (ALH) magazine recently honored Rick Smith, senior director of global product training at JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, with the ALH Person of the Year award during the group’s annual conference Oct. 12 in Miami.
“Rick is a natural fit for this award,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, JLG Industries. “He continually looks for, then develops innovative ways to improve JLG’s training offering with a focus on improving industry-wide safety.”
Smith’s nomination cited his leadership of a team that developed operator training programs and a new Train-the-Trainer program, which blends four weeks of asynchronous online training with three days of onsite training at the new JLG training center in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. He was also instrumental in creating the hands-on training area and proving grounds, which provide a safe environment where participants can apply theory learned in the classroom.
Additionally, the five-member panel of judges learned Smith played an instrumental role in developing the company’s lift and access equipment virtual training simulator, which was on display at CONEXPO 2017. The simulator employs advanced gamification learning, similar to a video game experience, to familiarize operators with the controls and operations of boom lifts and telehandlers. He also launched AccessReady, a portal connecting potential mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operators with qualified instructors and evaluators in their area.
In addition, the nomination form highlighted Smith’s membership in a number of professional organizations, including the ANSI A92.24 MEWP Training Standard subcommittee, ANSI A92.22 MEWP Safe Use subcommittee, ISO working group (ISO WG2), and IPAF North American region council, as well as his being published in several magazines this year as an industry expert.
For information about JLG®, please visit the website at http://www.jlg.com.
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit http://www.jlg.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit http://www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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