By Brian T. Brown and Peter F. Stevenson, WSJ staffThe crane operator at the heart of the crane overhaul that saved the world the world from a catastrophe was also the person who oversaw the crane’s maintenance.
Crow’s chief maintenance officer, Bill Stauffer, has been in the job for more than 20 years and has more than 400,000 hours of experience, according to the crane company.
He said he has spent most of his career working for other companies and has never worked with the crane manufacturer, which was founded in 1912 and has been the most successful in the world.
“When we started Crow in 1978, we didn’t know the magnitude of the job,” Mr. Stauffers wife, Patricia, said.
As a result, he said, the company hired a company that did crane work and that worked closely with the maintenance company.
He said the company has had more than 200,000 operations, and has a fleet of over 100,000 employees.
“I would not be able to do this without these guys,” Mr, Stauffeers wife said.
The crane company’s chief financial officer, Daniel P. F. Folsom, is an executive vice president at J.P. Morgan Chase, and he is the owner of a consulting firm, Folsome Consulting.
The company hired Mr. Folssom, who had been an executive at the financial services firm Goldman Sachs, to help with the overhaul of the giant crane.
A spokesman for J. P. Morgan declined to comment.
After the overhaul, the crane was inspected by the National Transportation Safety Board, which determined that the crane needed repair, the Wall Street New York reported.
Then, after a long review of the inspection reports, the NTSB decided that the system could not handle the load the crane is designed to lift.
But the NTSD also ruled that it could not be fixed, because of its structural integrity, which it said was an “unsatisfactory design.”
A crane operator said Mr. Cunliffe had a plan.
Mr. Staulffers said Mr Cunlishe has a plan to repair the crane and save lives.
“The only reason I’m still here is because I believe in the people that are going to be here and have their hands full,” he said.
“Crow was a great, great company.”
The crane is not expected to be operational until next year.
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