Karen Norheim is the President of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA). American Crane is recognized as a leader in the design and manufacture of electric overhead traveling cranes, wire rope hoists and custom engineered lifting equipment.
CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance.
One the major milestones in my life was the decision to work for my father. At the time, I wondered ‘How fun could manufacturing be?’ It’s been more than 20 years since I made one of the best decisions of my life. Through my work with American Crane and Equipment Corporation, I found my passion for manufacturing. In addition to supporting the American Crane team, I’m an active supporter of STEM programs as well as programs that support women in the manufacturing field.
The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.