International Executive Officers

David B. Durkee

International President

Durkee

International President David B. Durkee Durkee has been a BCTGM activist since joining Local 280 (Evansville, Ind.) in 1973 as a worker at Lewis Brothers Bakery…

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Steve Bertelli

International Secretary-Treasurer

Bertelli

International Secretary-Treasurer Steve Bertelli began his union career in 1986 as a shift leader at Mel-O-Cream International and a member of BC&T Local 316 (Decatur, Ill.)…

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International Vice Presidents

East-Central Region

Art Montminy

Vice President Montminy joined B&C Local 184 in 1975, working for Bachman Snacks. In 1978, he joined Local 348, working for Wonder Bread under Interstate Brands. In 1990, Montminy was elected as Local 348 vice president, a position he served until joining the International staff as a Representative in 1996. Montminy became an East-Central Region International Vice President in 1998.

Robert Oakley

Vice President Oakley began his career with the BCTGM in 1969, at Keebler Company in Philadelphia, Local 492.  After serving as shop steward in several different departments, he was elected to the Local’s Executive Board, on which he served for eight years.  Oakley became a BCTGM International Representative in 1985, and was sworn in as East-Central Region International Vice President in 1993.

 

Midwest Region

Jethro Head

Vice President Head went to work at Curtiss Candy Company in 1974 as a plant cleaner and later a cook in Marshmallow and Baby Ruth. He became president of BCTGM Local 552 in 1984. In 1999 he became the Vice President of Local 1, and shortly after, the President of that Local.  Head was elected Midwest Region International Vice President at the September 2012 General Executive Board (GEB) Meeting, and re-elected to a full four-year term at the 2014 BCTGM Constitutional Convention.

Southern Region

James Rivers

Vice President Rivers became a member of BCTGM Local 42 in May 1974 when he went to work as a warehouseman and forklift operator at J.H. Filbert in Atlanta.  In July 1978, Rivers was hired as an International Representative.  A position he served for 35 years before being elected and sworn in as the Southern Region International Vice President at the Spring 2012 General Executive Board meeting. 

Canadian Region: 

Ron Piercey

Vice President Piercey began at Benson and Hedges Tobacco Co. in 1970, and served as a shop steward for BCTGM Local 325 until 1978 when he was elected president.  In 1983, he moved to Local 264 (Toronto) and became the Principal Officer. He has served on the BCTGM General Exec. Board since 2006. Piercey was elected to serve as the Canadian Region International Vice President in 2013, and re-elected for a full four-year term at the 2014 BCTGM Constitutional Convention.

Western Region

Randy Roark

Vice President Roark joined B&C Local 91 (Great Falls, Mont.) in 1975 as a wholesale baker at Eddy’s Bakery.  He was elected as the Local’s President in 1980 and served that position until October 1983 when he became a Western Region International Representative. He was elected to serve as Western Region International Vice President in 1996.