NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 – Daniel N. Wolff, P.E., a resident of Waverly, Neb., and staff engineer at The Manitowoc Company–Manitowoc Crane Division, Wisconsin, was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is being recognized for more than 25 years of service on the B30 Standards Committee, providing technical expertise on committee and subcommittee activities; and for leadership contributions as chair of B30.22, including initiating a complete rewrite of the volume to reflect the needs of the industry. He received ASME's Safety Codes and Standards Medal.
The medal, established in 1986, recognizes contributions to the enhancement of public safety through the development and promotion of ASME safety codes and standards or through ASME safety accreditation activity. It was presented to Mr. Wolff at the B30 Committee Meeting in Minneapolis on Sept. 20.
Wolff began his career at National Crane (Waverly, Neb.) in 1971. He held various engineering positions involving product design, development, testing and product lifting applications. Between 1990 and 2005, he served as vice president of engineering; his duties included engineering management of product design, development, safety and reliability of the National Crane product line. National Crane is now a product group of The Manitowoc Company, Wisconsin; and, since 2006, Wolff has been a staff engineer at the Manitowoc Crane Division.
Since 1975, Wolff has authored many company product safety handbooks, safety and owners manuals, and numerous articles on crane design and safety for publication in crane industry periodicals.
An ASME member, Wolff has been a member of the ASME B30 Standards Committee on Cranes and Related Equipment, initially from 1976 to 1984 and, subsequently, from 1991 to the present. He has served on the B30.5-Mobile Cranes Subcommittee since 1976; and has been chair of the B30.22-Articulating Crane Subcommittee and a member of the B30.23-Personnel Handling Subcommittee since 1987. As chair of B30.22, he guided the subcommittee through the development and publication of B30.22-2010 to reflect the needs of the industry, including responsibilities on the job site and universal hand signals for this type of crane.
Wolff earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (metallurgy) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1970. He is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska.
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