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IMPACT Announces Appointment of First Ever Regional Director for Canadian Labor-Management Boards

Post Time:Apr 11,2012Classify:Company NewsView:319


The Iron Workers Union and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) has appointed Bert Royer, secretary-treasurer/business manager of Local No. 771, Regina, Saskatchewan, as the first ever regional director for Canadian Regional Advisory Boards (RABs) XI, XII and XIII.


General president Walter Wise and William Brown, CEO of Ben Hur Construction Co., St. Louis-both co-chairs for IMPACT-formally named Royer as IMPACT's first ever Canadian regional director last week.


"We are thrilled to have a man of Bert Royer's experience and knowledge as IMPACT's Canadian regional director and look forward to the implementation and development of Canadian programs that benefit and expand work opportunities for our members and contractors," Wise says.


Brown says, "This is another great step toward forming a truly North American Ironworking industry, and we're excited to have Mr. Royer on board."


"Mr. Royer was an excellent choice for this position, and I look forward to working with him more closely to benefit our Canadian members," adds Eric Waterman, CEO of IMPACT, who has championed IMPACT's RAB model since his appointment as the organization's founding CEO in 2003.


Royer was first indentured as an apprentice with Local No. 711, Montreal, Quebec, in 1974, where he served for four years. In 1979, he transferred his membership to Local No. 771, Regina, Saskatchewan, working as a connector, foreman and general foreman on numerous industrial construction projects. During his time at Local No. 771, he was elected trustee, executive committee member, vice president and, in 1995, he was elected financial secretary-treasurer/business manager.


Royer has held several prominent industry positions, including labor co-chair of the Construction Opportunities Development Council of Saskatchewan and president of the Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council. In addition, he served one term on the Canadian Board of International Foundation of Employee Benefits.


Royer joins a team of IMPACT regional directors, which includes eastern regional director Kevin Byrnes, Midwestern regional director Chuck Decker and western regional director Jim McGuire, all of whom work with IMPACT.


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