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Board of Trustees

The Fund operates under the direction of a Board of Trustees, consisting of eight Trustees, four appointed by the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association and four by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association. Email the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Joseph Sellers, Jr.

Chairman and Labor Trustee

Joseph Sellers, Jr. started his apprenticeship in 1980 and became a journeyman four years later.

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Ron Palmerick

Co-Chair and Management Trustee

Ron Palmerick is a third-generation sheet metal worker and accountant.  Ron is a recent past president of SMACNA and has served on the SMACNA Board of Directors from 1993 to 1997.

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Patrick Landgraf

Labor Trustee

Patrick Landgraf serves as Business Manager and President of Local 18, Milwaukee, WI.

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Bruce Stockwell

Management Trustee

Bruce J. Stockwell is a partner and vice-president of U.S. Sheet Metal, Inc., since 1972.  He served an apprenticeship at Local 7 beginning 1958. 

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Michael Coleman

Labor Trustee

Michael Coleman serves as the Business Manager of Local 33, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Rich McClees

Labor Trustee

Richard L. McClees serves Chief of Staff to the General President of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) which was formed in November 30, 2011 with the merger of the United Transportation Union into the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association. 

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Thomas Szymczak

Management Trustee

Thomas Szymczak started his sheet metal career as an apprentice in the mid 1970’s. 

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