IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Lorie Wilson from IAM Local 993 as an Education Representative at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, effective Feb. 1, 2020.
“I am excited that we are able to fill the vacancy at the Winpisinger Center created by the retirement of Education Representative Henry Bagwell,” said Martinez. “Lorie brings with her a wealth of practical and concrete experience from her work as a Committeeperson, Local Lodge Officer, District Lodge 65 Trustee, member of the District Lodge 65 Organizing and Bylaw Committees, and Business Representative. Lorie’s experience and activism in her Local and District Lodges, as well in the New York and Pennsylvania State Councils, is deep and relevant. She’ll be a great addition to the Winpisinger Center.”
In addition to serving as a Committeeperson at OSRAM Sylvania in Warren, PA, Wilson was elected as Vice President of Local 993 in 2002, and then served as President of her Local Lodge from 2003 until 2014. In 2014, she became a Business Representative for District 65. As a Business Representative, she was responsible for organizing, negotiating, educating and servicing the membership in Local Lodges in New York and Pennsylvania. Wilson represented members in the automotive, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
Wilson began her career as a Plastic Operator at OSRAM Sylvania in 1991 and over time advanced to become a Plastics Quality Technician where she inspected plastic automotive components using a variety of sophisticated measuring devices.
“Lorie has done the difficult work that members, officers, activists and staff come to the Winpisinger Center to learn about. She has that work well in an environment that is incredibly challenging,” said Winpisinger Director Chris Wagoner. “Lorie’s experience as a shop committeeperson, as a Local and District Lodge activist and officer, and as a Business Representative will undoubtedly strengthen the work we do at the Winpisinger Center. With her practical shop floor experience, her familiarity with Local and District Lodge procedures, and the organizing, negotiating, and servicing skills she developed and refined as a Business Rep, Lorie will be able to make an immediate and positive impact at the Winpisinger Center.”