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President, ML Crane Group
Scott Wilson started his career in the crane industry in Huntsville, Alabama. Fresh out of high school, he landed a job in 1981 with Empire Crane & Rigging as a driver, mechanic, rigger, and forklift and crane operator. Mr. Wilson started running a crane his third day on the job and never looked back.
The skills learned in the seat of a crane have served him well in his career from crane operator to salesperson, and eventually, president of the ML Crane Group. Mr. Wilson has worked for and learned from many of the top crane companies in the U.S. during his 38-year career. His ability to understand complex technical projects from an operator’s perspective enabled Mr. Wilson to excel as a salesperson concentrating in the power, refining, and petrochemical sectors.
Mr. Wilson joined the ML Crane Group in 2007 as president. Over the past 12 years he has grown the Crane Group from one company with 2 branches into the 16th-largest crane company in the U.S. Mr. Wilson continues to be involved on a daily basis with the 7 companies and 14 branches that make up the ML Crane Group and takes pride in helping build this great country of ours.
Mr. Wilson continues to enjoy his time on jobsites, and, when no one is looking for him, you can find him in a crane for relaxation and a break from office duties. He is a member of the SC&RA and serves as the president of NM Hoisting Council.
Learn more about our individual companies that are part of the ML Crane Group. Collectively, our businesses provide industry-leading heavy lifting, rigging, heavy haul, alternative movement, and warehousing/storage solutions to the Rocky Mountain region, Southwest, Midwest, and East Coast of the United States.