The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) honored Craig Snyder, President of Sioux Falls Tower & Communications, Jocko Vermillion, Vice-President of Safety Management Services for CITCA LLC and Steve Wilder, Co-Owner and Founding Member of CITCA LLC, during the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, February 28, at NATE UNITE 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Craig Snyder was honored as the recipient of the Bill Carlson Lifetime Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and long-term contribution to the success of the NATE mission and has served the Association continually for a minimum of 15 years.
In 1995, Craig was one of a group of four competing tower contractors to form the National Association of Tower Erectors. After its formulation, he served on the Board of Directors for eleven years concluding his last four years of service as Chairman of the Board.
Jocko Vermillion and Steve Wilder were honored as co-recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes a past or present standing committee member who has demonstrated direct and individual contributions to the mission of NATE and whose performance has proven so exceptional that it profoundly affects the success of the Association.
Jocko Vermillion has over 30 years of construction safety experience and is a nationally recognized expert in construction safety and compliance. Prior to joining CITCA, Jocko served for 10 years as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) with the United States Department of Labor – Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). During his tenure at OSHA, Vermillion earned national recognition for his expertise in tower industry safety. Jocko currently serves on the NATE OSHA Relations Committee and is a frequent trainer for the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Courses hosted by NATE.
Steve Wilder is a 30 year safety professional who works with client companies across the nation on issues of safety management, regulatory compliance, accident investigation, risk management program development, and safety training. Steve currently serves on the NATE Safety & Education Committee and also previously served a stint on the NATE OSHA Relations Committee. Additionally, Mr. Wilder was instrumental in helping the Association host the first NATE Regional Meeting event in Kankakee, Illinois in September of 2015.
March 17, 2017