Bob was elected to the role of Secretary-Treasurer by more than 1,800 delegates at Unifor's Convention in August of 2016.
Bob first became active in the labour movement in 1978. Bob has a wide range of union experience having been elected to 10 different positions within the local union and workplace, was appointed to National Union staff in 1999 and later as the Assistant to the National President and Secretary-Treasurer, a position he held from 2009-2015.
Over the past 19 years, Bob has developed an extensive background in all areas of the union from being involved in grass roots organizing campaigns to servicing the needs of the membership and overseeing the Kitchener Area. Throughout his career, he has been involved in or responsible for 16 sectors in the union which has allowed him to work closely with local leadership to improve the lives of our members. Bob has been a strong advocate for all workers and a key supporter, fighting for equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.