International Executive Officers

David B. Durkee

International President


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


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

Region I

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 the Region I International Vice President in 1998.


Region II

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 Second Region International Vice President in 1993.


Region III


Jethro Head

Jethro Head was elected as the Third Region International Vice President at the September 22, 2012 General Executive Board (GEB) Meeting.  He was sworn in at the Third Region Council Meeting in October of that year.

Region IV

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 Fourth Region International Vice President at the Spring 2012 General Executive Board meeting. 

Region V

Ron Piercey



 Region VI

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 Sixth Region International Representative. He was elected to serve as Region VI International Vice President in 1996.