Shaun initiated into IAM Local 1869 in 2010 as a locomotive diesel mechanic with Norfolk Southern. He served as the Secretary-Treasurer for over 8 years and also served as the Local’s Communicator, developing the annual newsletter. In 2013, Shaun spent two weeks on an organizing campaign in the Columbia, SC area. In 2015, he became a Worker-Trainer with the ICWUC and CREST in Chemical Emergency Response, Chemical Plume Mapping and Hazardous Materials Worker Awareness Training for the Railroad Industry. During his time as a Worker-Trainer, Shaun assisted with the presentation of numerous Chemical Emergency Response training sessions and Plume mapping software overviews. Trude was elected as his Local’s delegate for the 2017 and 2018 PA State Machinist’s Council Convention and the 2018 District Lodge 19 Quadrennial Convention. Shaun also attended the 2018 NIH National Trainers’ Exchange and completed Disaster response Train the Trainer in December of that year. Since joining the Safety & Health Department, Trude has acquired credentials to provide First Aid/CPR/AED training and OSHA Outreach Training in General Industry.
After serving in the US Army as a light wheel vehicle mechanic, Trude continues to serve his community as an Authorized Volunteer with Operation Lifesaver, an Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor with BSA, and an officer of his local Loyal Order of Moose Family Center. Shaun holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Shippensburg University.