Jay Strande is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Owner for Qualified Crane Training and Consulting (QCT). Prior to starting QCT Jay worked for a large crane company for 10 years where he was involved in Service, Inspection, Safety, and Branch Management. Jay eventually became a Regional Sales Manager in charge of Crane Training sales. Jay’s real passion is safety and making sure people get the training they need to operate cranes safely and efficiently.

Prior to the crane industry Jay successfully owned and operated a drive-through Oil Change Center as well as several Car Washes and Self-Storage facilities. Being a successful business owner Jay learned the importance of developing strong relationships with his customers. This desire to build relationships that can develop into partnerships, continues today.

Jay has 3 amazing adult children, 1 grandchild, and resides in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. He has an associate degree in Business Administration, from the University of Wisconsin, and a P.H.D. from the school of Hard Knocks. When Jay is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, Tournament Bass Fishing, Hunting, and Traveling.