The IAM Executive Council
R. Thomas Buffenbarger
International President

Warren Mart
General Secretary-Treasurer

Dave Ritchie

GVP Canada

Robert Roach, Jr.
GVP Transportation

Lynn Tucker
Eastern Territory

Robert Martinez
GVP Southern Territory

Richard Michalski
GVP Headquarters

Philip J. Gruber
GVP Midwest Territory

Gary Allen
GVP Western Territory

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Robert Roach Jr.
General Vice President―Transportation

Robert Roach, Jr. joined the IAM as a ramp serviceman for TWA and a member of Local Lodge 1056 in New York. He was elected shop steward in 1976 and served as Grievance Committee Chairman from 1979-1992. He was elected District 142 General Chairman in 1992.

Roach was appointed as a Transportation Department Special Representative and a Grand Lodge Representative 1994-96; IAM Vice President of Transportation June 1, 1999. Roach earned a BS degree in Labor and Management Relations at the Empire State Labor College and graduated from Cornell School of Labor.