The future of the heavy lifting industry looks bright. Armed with a strong work ethic, initiative, curiosity, and a commitment to training and safety, the 2022 winners of our Top 10 Under 40 contest are setting the bar for young professionals across the industry.
And it wasn’t easy paring down all of your entries to just 10 – there are so many excellent people out there under the age of 40 in our industry.
Whether they work in leadership, operations, maintenance, sales or support, these crane and hoist employees are highly regarded by their colleagues, clients and peers.
Branch Manager, NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Services
Fort St. John, BC
Jori Toth, born and raised in a farming community in Central Alberta has been around large equipment all his life. Always fascinated with large equipment, he found his real passion more specifically was large cranes.
Graduating from high school at 17, he immediately started working in the oil and gas industry as a heavy equipment operator. At 23 years old he received his Journeyman Red Seal Mobile Crane Operator ticket. By 24 years old, Jori was a Crane Supervisor/Site Foreman at Suncor’s Fort Hills site starting during the construction phase and continuing on into the maintenance phase.
“At the same time Jori, as a lifelong learner, completed his Leadership in Safety Excellence, Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor and started his Project Management Certificate through the Mount Royal University,” says nominee Bonnie Smith. “In addition, Jori stayed active in his community by volunteering and mentoring youths.”
Smith adds that NCSG quickly recognized this dynamic, career driven, safety orientated young man and promoted him to Branch Manager, overseeing the Fort St. John Branch at 29 years old. “In the last year-and-a-half he has increased the customer base by 19 per cent and increased revenue by 25 per cent,” she says. “Jori has been commended by clients and management staff for his outstanding management skills.”
When others speak of Jori’s management skills, it has been said more than once that “Jori made my life easier,” adds Smith.
A large client commented that when Jori was on his site, “what Jori oversees turns to gold.”
Working closely with Jori, Smith adds that “I can confidently say that he has not yet come close to reaching his full potential and we are honored to watch him soar as he conquers many more challenges in his career.”
You can see all 10 of our Top 10 in the November/December issue of Crane & Hoist magazine.
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