Effective January 1, 2016, Dennis Mendenhall assumed the remainder of former DBR Kevin Murch’s term as Directing Business Representative of IAM District Lodge 5. As per District bylaws, the delegates to the District went through an election process and by majority, voted in Brother Mendenhall. Dennis was former shop chairman at the Minnesota Rubber plant in Watertown, SD for many years. He was selected to serve as an IAM Grand Lodge Organizing Apprentice before being elected into the DBR position.
Brother Mendenhall brings many years of experience into the position. He also served as IAM District Lodge 5 President, along with various other positions within his Local. Mendenhall served as a delegate to the Joint Dakota Council of Machinists as well.