Mark Ward

Grand Lodge Representative Mark Ward is a member of the IAM’s Motor City Local Lodge No. 698 located in Detroit, Michigan. By trade, Mark was a Ford Motor Company Professional Automotive Technician and Service Operations Director for nearly 22 years where he earned (3) three of his Ford Masters Program certifications. He also earned his ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) Master Certifications in both the Automotive and also in the Medium/Heavy Duty Truck fields. Additionally, he also worked and earned an additional degree in Machine Tool Technology and Industrial Maintenance. After having previously served as Chief Steward within his local, Mark was elected to serve as Business Representative in 2005 and later went on to be elected as the Director and President of District Lodge 60 where he managed all of the Michigan and Northwestern Ohio Locals and Staff. He also served as the Co-Chairmen/Trustee of the Motor City Health-Welfare and Pension Funds. Additionally, he also held the position of Executive Board Member of the Metro Detroit Central and State Labor Council. Mark was later appointed to Special Representative in 2007 for the Eastern Territory and served as the Automotive Coordinator for the Territory. He later was promoted to Grand Lodge Representative/Automotive Coordinator in 2008 and serves in that capacity today where he is responsible for Organizing, NLRB Hearings, Board Charges, Contract Negotiations, Arbitrations, Website and Mobile App Design & Administration and support for the Eastern Territory Regional Office.