On January 1, 2016, Directing Business Representative, Kevin L. Murch, was appointed to the IAM’s Midwest Territory Education Representative position. Brother Murch’s responsibility will be to oversee and direct the education classes for the membership throughout the territory under the direction of General Vice President, Phil Gruber. International President, Bob Martinez has placed a heavy emphasis on providing education to the rank and file membership in order to strengthen and grow the IAM. Murch has already provided officer’s training for the newly elected executive board of Local 2525 which was sworn in at the January 2016 monthly meeting.
Brother Murch replaced former Education Representative, Edward Manhart, who now directs the Retirees, Community Service and Veterans department at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.