Sims Crane Appoints Rick DeCarlo Senior Manager of Business Affairs


Sims Crane, Florida’s premier crane and equipment provider, has appointed Richard “Rick” DeCarlo as Senior Manager of Business Affairs. DeCarlo’s responsibilities include strengthening and growing existing customer relationships and developing new customer opportunities throughout the state. DeCarlo is based in Sims Crane’s Orlando office.

DeCarlo brings to his new position a strong background in corporate security, especially in the utilities sector. He previously held the position of Lead Corporate Security Coordinator for Duke Energy. Prior to that, he was Lead Corporate Security Specialist and Senior Corporate Security Specialist with Progress Energy from 2001-2012. Before moving to corporate security, DeCarlo built a career in law enforcement, including serving as a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He also served as a Lead Special Agent assigned to the Governor’s Protection Detail and the U.S. Secret Service Multi-Agency Identity Fraud Task Force.

DeCarlo received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University and is a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.
“We are thrilled to have Rick spearheading new business development and client retention for us,” said Dean Sims II, Sims Crane Vice President of Marketing. “His wealth of experience is a tremendous asset for Sims Crane.”
Sims Crane enjoyed a banner year in 2016, experiencing a 28 percent growth in rental revenue. The company also opened a new office on the Space Coast, added 35 new staff members and expended $37 million on equipment acquisitions including 32 new cranes. The leading crane and rigging company in Florida, Sims Crane now has 12 offices, and more than 400 employees, including 159 crane operators, 53 apprentices, 20 transport drivers and 40 maintenance personnel.

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