Crane and Hoist Canada

Sterling Crane’s Brodziak a born leader

August 24, 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:


Branch Manager, Sterling Crane
Edmonton, AB

“As a second-generation crane operator, Justin knows his way around the crane industry,” says Mike DeRocco, vice-president of marketing, sales and business development at Sterling Crane, a Marmon Crane Services/Berkshire Hathaway company. “Since joining the Sterling Crane Canada team, he has quickly demonstrated exceptional operational and leadership skills.”

Justin Brodziak

In his role as Sterling Crane’s branch manager for Saskatchewan and Alberta, Brodziak manages a large fleet of cranes as well as multi-million-dollar maintenance and capital projects for high-profile clients such as North West Water and Dow Chemical.

“Justin’s passion for excellence, along with a keen eye for detail, has resulted in outstanding safety records for his crews, as well as numerous operation efficiency accolades,” says DeRocco.

“Justin is a team player who takes great pride in his and his teams’ work, while ensuring each and every one of his colleagues goes home safe every day.”

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