On July 1, 2015, Kevin L. Murch assumed the duties of Directing Business Representative of IAM District Lodge 5. Kevin is a 21+ year member of Local Lodge 2525 out of Fargo, ND, and worked at the CNH 4WD Tractor Plant. As a manufacturing associate at CNH, specifically in material finishing, he has held numerous positions at the Local and District Lodge level, from Vice President of Local 2525 to Organizing Coordinator of District 5. For the last year and half, he served as the Arbitration Advocate, assisting outgoing DBR Shannon Stucker in preparing and presenting arbitration cases at Local 2525. The last three arbitrations resulted in favorable decisions, bringing back two terminated employees with full back pay and benefits and also secured contract language regarding overtime rights. Kevin also currently serves as President of the Joint Dakota Council of Machinists.