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Billy Smith

Executive Vice President
Claims & Risk Management

Billy brings an impressive list of career accomplishments to the NBIS organization. Joining the company as Executive Vice President of NBIS Claims & Risk Management in 2006, Billy has played an important part in developing the company’s growing suite of services and products.

In his role as Executive Vice President, Billy manages the relationship NBIS has with a number of industry associations and oversees various sales and marketing, claims, risk management, loss prevention, safety awareness, and accident investigation tasks.

Billy was one of the primary innovators of the NBIS Risk Management Support System (RMSS), and he and his recognized team of experts have helped establish NBIS’s reputation as an industry leader. 

With nearly three decades of experience in the Crane, Rigging, and Construction sectors, Billy has operated cranes, designed safety programs, and held the esteemed position of Safety and Health Specialist with the Directorate of Construction for the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, where he guided and assisted all departments and field offices on crane and construction policies, procedures, and safe working practices.

Billy is a well-known figurehead and thought leader who has been published many times over in magazines such as American Cranes and Transport, International Cranes and Specialized Transport, Crane Works, and Lifting and Transportation. He has also been acknowledged in the book, “Crane and Derricks,” and is a widely sought-after public speaker.