IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed IAM District 190 Assistant Directing Business Representative Mark Hollibush to serve as a Special Representative to the Western Territory, effective December 1, 2014.
Hollibush initiated into northern California Local 1492 in 1984 as an Automotive Technician at Fairfield Toyota. After Local 1492 merged into Local 1173, Hollibush became a Shop Steward at Concord Toyota and was subsequently elected Vice President and then President of his local.
In April 2000, Hollibush became a Business Representative at District 190. In 2004, he was promoted to Area Director of Local 1173 and, in 2007, appointed District 190 Assistant Directing Business Representative.
Hollibush has served as a Trustee on the Automotive Industries Pension and Welfare Funds, Trustee and Chairman of the Alameda-Contra Costa Counties Joint Apprenticeship Committee and Chairman of the District 190 Arbitration Review Committee.
“Brother Hollibush has already made a tremendous impact on the labor movement and will be a valuable asset to the Western Territory,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen.
Hollibush obtained a Bachelor’s degree in labor studies from the National Labor College in 2006 and is currently working towards completing a Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.