JOEL DANDREA: Chief Executive Officer Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA)

Joel Dandrea is the Chief Executive Officer of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA). As CEO of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), Joel Dandrea deals with some bodacious issues. When there’s an incident on a construction jobsite where cranes and heavy rigging equipment are being used, chances are high that his phone will be ringing in short order.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations. Our members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting, crane and rigging operations, manufacturing and rental. Mission: SC&RA is committed to providing the unique information and any other lawful activities members need to safely, legally and profitably transport, lift and erect oversize and overweight items.

Because the industry faces constant regulatory and legislative challenges, his “to-do” list is long and often long term. But through all the travails, Dandrea leads with a cool hand. He is even keeled when things get contentious, and he knows when to push back. Dandrea is sharp, judicious and ever so quick-witted. He brings a combination of shrewdness and compassion, and he leads by example.

Our mission is simple: We advocate, educate and provide networking opportunities that help industry stakeholders operate safely, legally and profitably around the world. We also help our members run more efficient and safer businesses by monitoring and affecting pending legislation and regulatory policies at the state and national levels. We do this by researching and reporting on safety concerns and best business practices, and by providing four yearly forums where these and other relevant member issues can be discussed and advanced.