Rigging award named for John Cammuso

NEABAP Co-coordinator Jason Dupuis, right, presents the inaugural rigging award to John Cammuso.

L-28’s Cefaratti takes home first-ever trophy

JOHN CAMMUSO, a long-time apprentice competition judge and Babcock Power employee, received special recognition earlier this year when the Northeast Area Apprenticeship Program (NEABAP) announced an award in his name.

Introduced by the NEABAP trustees during the Northeast-Great Lakes area competition in Toledo, Ohio, the first-ever “John Cammuso Excellence in Rigging Award” went to Michael Cefaratti, Local 28 (Newark, N.J). Cefaratti outscored six other graduate apprentices from Northeast lodges to take the rigging award home.

Cammuso has been a judge in every one of the 26 Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program (BNAP) competitions, which began in 1988. He has also served on the NEABAP board for 27 years and judged every one of the area competitions. His employment with Babcock Power dates back 57 years, and he continues to work for the company as a consultant.

BNAP National Coordinator Marty Spencer said, “One of John’s most valuable contributions to the BNAP, at all levels, is his continual participation as an area and national competition-rigging judge. His experience factor is a tremendous asset not only to the apprentice candidates but to the training of new rigging judges. Our organization is lucky to have access to the knowledge that someone like John is freely willing to offer.”