At the Crane Industry Council of Australia national conference, CICA president Tom Smith announced Ben Pieyre will take over the role of CICA president at the completion of the conference.
The board meeting which occurred at the conference saw Pieyre elected as president and Marcus Ferrari as vice president.
Smith spoke about the importance of the role and the sacrifice some members make to be apart of the committee.
“The role is a lot of work but it is extremely fulfilling and I wish Ben all the best for the future,” Smith said.
“I want to make a special note of Karli Sutherland who is a regional crane owner that makes a big commitment to be apart of meetings, travelling to airports and great distances for meetings,” he said.
Smith will remain as a member of the CICA board serving alongside Danny Black, Danny Adair, Andrew Esquilant, David Solomon and Karli Sutherland.