The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) celebrated the achievements of its global learners with its 2020 awards, presented during a special Zoom event last month.
This year's awards were presented virtually
The Gordon Loveridge Memorial Prize for the highest score in the Foundation Certificate Assessment went to Gavin West of Sprint Lifting Equipment Ltd; Danny Woodfield of Konecranes Demag UK Ltd; and Chris French of Bunzl Brand Operations.
The Cyril McCaully Memorial Prize for the best paper in each of the advanced program subjects was presented to Omar Alaa-ElDien Bahbah of Delta Inspection and Petroleum Services (DIPS) as the winner for Lifting Equipment General; Robert Clarke of OES Oilfield Services as the winner for Lifting Machines - Manual; Gordon James Pilling of SNC-Lavalin Industrial Atlantic Inc for Lifting Machines - Power; Christopher Killen of Walter Watson for Runways and Crane Structures; Sajo Thundiyathu Jose of ABS Group Inc for Overhead Travelling Cranes; and Shafik Mohamed Shafik Mostafa of Tetralift SAE for Offshore Container Examination.
The prestigious Harry Brown Memorial Shield for the best overall Advanced Program assessment paper across all categories was awarded to Sajo Thundiyathu Jose of ABS Group.
Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA, says: "With winners coming from Australia, Egypt, Canada and the UK, the LEEA Academy Awards really showcased the international nature of our learning. These courses are ideal for our global industry and are accessible even during the pandemic - perhaps more so than ever before - and in non-English languages.
"I would like to congratulate all the successful recipients and thank the LEEA team for organising the 2020 Academy Awards. We are looking at exciting developments for 2021."
The annual awards scheme acknowledges students who have achieved the highest of standards in learning and development, and is an important contributor to LEEA's drive towards sustainability of the sector.