MEET THE TRAINER
Meet the Trainer: Clinton Cross
Here at HEUBEL·SHAW, we think our trainers are pretty special. We make sure of it, because we know they spend a lot of time every day engaging with you! In “Meet the Trainer” we highlight the unique skillsets which allow our team to meaningfully lead and engage our customers. Today we would like to introduce you to Clinton!
HEUBEL·SHAW Technical Trainer
Territory: Based out of Kansas City, covering surrounding locations.
- Safety on the Move (SOTM –Operator Training and Train the Trainer)
- Technician Development Program (TDP – Scheduled Maintenance Workshops)
- Virtual Reality Simulator (VR – Operator Training)
- Aerial Work Platform (AWP) Scissor and Boom lift (Operator Training and Train the Trainer)
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
Out of high school, Clinton joined the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. During that time, he earned his Airframe and Powerplant Licenses. After his time in the military, he took a job as a motorcycle mechanic in Kansas City where he received a master certification through BMW North America. HEUBEL SHAW welcomed him onto our team as a service technician 14 years ago. For the last two years, Clinton has represented the company as our full-time technical trainer.
WHAT SETS HIM APART:
Clinton has always had an interest in taking things apart and putting them back together. Every job that he has held since high school has indulged his mechanical inclination and curiosity. Since then he has operated almost every type of material handling equipment from hand pallet jacks to 15,000 lb. articulating lifts. His intrinsic desire to discover “how” and “why” all this equipment functions is what makes Clinton an excellent trainer. Curiosity allows him to identify with novice learners, while his established knowledge base makes him ready to answer questions from those with varying experience levels.
ABOUT CLINTON CROSS:
Clinton is the father of two children, both college age. He likes to joke that his hobby is writing his kids big checks every month. He has an excellent sense of humor, and when you really get down to the brass tacks of it, a true spirit for adventure. Clinton can regularly be seen on his KTM adventure motorcycle riding through ruggedly beautiful landscapes in Arkansas, Nevada, and Colorado. While he enjoys the travel and nature, these destinations share the same important appeal- plenty of outdoor places to climb! Clinton is a rock-climbing enthusiast, even claiming, “If I could generate a $1000 a month, I would literally live out of a van and hang off rocks by my fingertips”. It is Clinton’s greatest passion, so if you share climbing fever, be sure to ask him for the lowdown on his top spots!