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  • Executive Council September 9, 2009

    Philip J. Gruber

    Philip J. Gruber General Vice President, Midwest Territory, IAM Philip J. Gruber has been a member of the Machinists Union since his initiation into Local Lodge 688 in 1972. It was then that he began his apprenticeship. He became a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker in 1976. He served as Steward, Chief Steward, Treasurer and

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  • Executive Council September 9, 2009

    Gary R. Allen

    Gary Allen General Vice President, Western Territory, IAM Gary Allen was initiated into IAM Local 794 in 1979 upon his employment at the General Electric Aircraft Engine Plant in Albuquerque. Following his father Ray’s example, Allen involved himself in the IAM very early in his career at General Electric by being elected Area Steward in

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  • Executive Council September 9, 2009

    Diane Babineaux

    Diane Babineaux General Vice President Diane Babineaux joined the IAM Executive Council on July 1, 2013 as the first African-American woman to serve as a General Vice President. She previously served as the Chief of Staff, formerly Executive Assistant, to the International President since 2000. Her assigned duties as General Vice President include coordinating and

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  • Executive Council September 9, 2009

    Sito Pantoja

    Sito Pantoja General Vice President, Transportation, IAM Sito Pantoja has served as the IAM General Vice President assigned to the Transportation Department since January 2012. The Transportation Department operates from IAM Headquarters and administers approximately 150 contracts in the railroad and air transport sectors in the United States. Pantoja initiated into IAM Local 1056 in

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