Crane and Hoist Canada

Phelan’s relentless pursuit of excellence places him in the Top 10

August 22, 2022  By Don Horne

The future of the heavy lifting industry looks bright – and we are looking back and looking forward to share these stories.

Armed with a strong work ethic, initiative, curiosity, and a commitment to training and safety, we are asking our readers to nominate candidates for our  Top 10 Under 40 celebration in the fall issue of Crane & Hoist Canada.

You can nominate by clicking here.

Whether they work in leadership, operations, maintenance, sales or support, these crane and hoist employees are highly regarded by their colleagues, clients and peers.


Want to recognize a future leader? Time is running out, as nominations for the 2022 contest wrap up on Sept. 30.

Here, we look back at last year’s Top 10 winners:


Vice-President of Sales, Hoisting Ltd.
Edmonton, AB

At 35 years old, Andrew Phelan is a phenom in the sales department at Hoisting Overhead Cranes, says Doug Clark, president and CEO of the company.

Andrew Phelan

“As a result of his relentless pursuit of excellence, Hoisting has developed trusting relationships within the LNG industry in Canada – completing two major projects, and delivering seven overhead cranes, 12 monorail systems, and 10 jibs over the past 12 months,” Clark says. “Andrew’s unwavering commitment and dedication has allowed Hoisting, a private Canadian-owned company, to proudly compete on a global basis for these large projects.”

Phelan’s portfolio includes overseeing all domestic and international manufacturing sales at the company, which specializes in custom crane solutions. In addition to LNG, he’s also made inroads as commercial and executive liaison for engineering, procurement and construction clients.

“Even in an economic downturn due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew was instrumental in pivoting to a business model that’s conducive to survival, long-term resilience and growth,” explains Clark.

Phelan applies his appetite for growth to his personal life too, where he volunteers as chair of the board for Oliver Centre, a local early-learning organization for kids.

“Andrew is well-respected by his peers and is a key part of the leadership team at Hoisting,” says Clark.

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