IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed District 725 Organizing Director Joe Solis to the position of Western Territory Special Representative.
Solis, a U.S. Navy veteran, hired into Northrop Grumman and in 2010 became a member of IAM Local 575 in Azusa, CA, where he became Local President. At District 725, Solis served as a Blue Ribbon Committee member, Business Representative, Vice President and, most recently, Director of Organizing, where he led a number of successful organizing drives. Solis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University and was a Coro Fellow in public affairs.
“Brother Solis has already proven himself as an organizer and a leader. We look forward to more great things from Joe as part of the Western Territory staff,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen.
Solis’ appointment was effective January 1, 2015.