IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has announced that Aerospace Coordinator Tony Wirth will assume the position of Aerospace Chief of Staff, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Wirth joined the IAM in 2003 as a member of Niceville, Fla., Local 20, at Eglin Air Force Base. He served as the local’s Secretary-Treasurer and on its Negotiation Committee from 2003 to 2008. Wirth was elected District 75 Business Representative in 2008, became a Special Representative in 2015 and a Grand Lodge Representative to the Southern Territory in 2016. Wirth has served as an Aerospace Coordinator since January 2020.
“Tony has been a constant figure at the negotiating table for thousands of IAM members at the world’s largest and most powerful aerospace and defense companies,” said Martinez. “He works tirelessly on behalf of our membership, and Tony’s experience, strategic thinking and industry relationships are going to continue to achieve the best contracts possible for our proud aerospace membership.”
Wirth takes the position of Aerospace Chief of Staff as Jody Bennett joins the IAM Executive Council as Resident General Vice President on Jan. 1, 2024.
“With Tony leading the way, the IAM is going to continue to chart the future of the aerospace industry and its workforce,” said Bennett. “Working side by side with Tony and the aerospace team for years has shown me that we are better positioned than ever to represent our membership and grow our presence in this critical sector.”