IP Robert A. Scardelletti

international president
bob scardelletti was first elected international president of our union at the 1991 convention and was the first leader in more than 75 years to successfully challenge an incumbent. at the 1995 and 1999 conventions he was returned to office by acclamation. a life-long railroader, bob started as a yard clerk in cleveland with the new york central in 1967. after his 1971 election as lodge 725 local chairman, he gained the attention of our late president fred kroll who named him a special assistant. rising rapidly through the ranks of system board 86, bob was elected general chairman in 1984 and unanimously returned to that post the next year. at the 1987 convention he was elected an international vice president.