General Vice President―Headquarters
Robert Thayer initiated into IAM Local Lodge 147 in 1965 as an
electronic assembler and tester at the Brown & Sharpe Co, Rhode Island. Shop Steward, 1966; Local Lodge VP, 1970; President, 1973; Board of Incorporators, Rhode Island Group Health Association; Board of Directors, United Way, S.E. New England; labor representative GATT negotiations, Geneva, Switzerland; Business Rep. District Lodge 64, 1978 Special Rep., 1989; Grand Lodge Rep., 1990; IAM Vice President, 1997. Born Feb. 18, 1943. Thayer and his wife, Marion, have three sons and seven grandchildren.