Meet Our CM Entertainment Trainers

The professional training team at Columbus McKinnon is composed of a group of individuals with very diverse backgrounds and a great deal of experience. Several of our trainers are members and leaders of industry and safety organizations. Check out their bios below:


Brian Leister

Senior Technical Trainer
CM Entertainment (Rock Lititz)

Areas of Expertise:
Entertainment Rigging
Rope Access & Fall Protection
Hoist Maintenance

Industry Experience: 2003 to present

CM-ET Pro Certified Hoist Technician
SPRAT Level 3 Rope Access Technician
IRATA Level 3 Rope Access Technician
Fall Protection Qualified Person
Competent Inspector of Fall Protection Equipment
Powered Industrial Trucks & Aerial Work Platforms Trainer
ETCP Certified Arena Rigger
ETCP Recognized Trainer