All Memorial/Obituary Articles

Rental pioneer Dan Kaplan passes away
Dan Kaplan, a true pioneer of the modern equipment rental industry, has passed away aged 78
In Memoriam: John “Jack” Peter Barclay, Jr.
Former chairman and chief executive officer of Wire Rope Corporation of America dies at 91.
In Memoriam: Bragg McLeod, 1928-2021
Bragg McLeod was a former president of the Heavy Specialized Carriers Conference, (a precursor to the SC&RA)
In Memoriam: Jake Liptak
Jake Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection and Crane Rental Corp., was a pioneer in the crane rental business.
In Memoriam: Jerome “Jake” Liptak, 1938-2021
Jerome “Jake” Liptak, one of the co-founders of ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., passed away Wednesday, January 27.
Paul Wood, Andrews Sykes
We regret to report that Paul Wood, the long serving Managing Director of Andrews Sykes, has passed away
Heinz Helmut Kempkes RIP
Head of German industrial crane and aerial platform maker Kuli Hebezeuge dies at 72
Otto Rettenmaier 1926-2020
Transporter Industry International Group founder Otto Rettenmaier dies at 93
CRA Executive Director Dale Blackwell passes
The longtime CRA executive director and owner of Aba Daba Rents died on April 15
Pump veteran Steve Leech passes on
The long time Eekels Pumps project manager Steve Leech passed away on 3 April. He had been ill with cancer.
RIP: Tim Watson
We regret to report the death of Tim Watson, technical consultant at the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) in the UK
Obituary: Horst Felbermayr Sr
Horst Felbermayr was a pioneer in the heavy goods logistics industry
Hubert Palfinger Senior: 1942-2020
Former head of Palfinger Group, Hubert Palfinger Senior, dies aged 77
Christian Chalupny: 1942-2020
Morrow Equipment president and CEO passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Jay Shiffler: 1952 – 2019
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Jay Shiffler, crane industry veteran and family man
James F Lomma 1945-2019
ICST regrets to report the death of James F Lomma, owner at crane company JF Lomma, Inc in New York, USA
David Lillquist: 1961-2019
David “Dave” Lillquist, national account manager for Skyjack, passed away in his sleep on June 8. He was 57
Jay Kinder: 1947 - 2019
The longtime SAIA member and founder of Strong Man Safety Products has passed away
Access pioneer Art Moore: 1924 – 2019
Moore founded Snorkel in 1959 and was on its board of directors when he passed away at 94
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