The Executive Council, GVP Robert V. Thayer

The nine members of the IAM's Executive Council  direct IAM affairs between conventions. The council is elected every four years by secret ballot.

The IAM Executive Council
R. Thomas Buffenbarger
International President

Warren Mart
General Secretary-Treasurer

Lee Pearson
GVP Western Territory

Dave Ritchie

GVP Canada

Robert V. Thayer

GVP Headquarters

Robert Roach, Jr.
GVP Transportation

Lynn Tucker
Eastern Territory

Robert Martinez
GVP Southern Territory

James E. Brown
GVP Midwest Territory

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Robert V. Thayer
General Vice President

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.

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