GPMC/NMC Committee Members are long-serving international representatives who contribute their expertise to ensure fluid communication between owners, contractors, and tradespeople.



Tony Pietrangelo

The GPMC | NMC has a strong foundation with over 70 years of experience, and I look forward to working closely with International Unions, Local Unions, Contractors, and members to provide the safest and most trained workforce in Canada.

Cordell Cole

“The GPMC | NMC provides stable job opportunities for thousands and thousands of building trades members across this country. These long-term well-paying jobs provide members the opportunity to be at home with their families.”

Stephane Favron

The General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada and the National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC | NMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of UA Canada International Representative Stephane Favron as the new Secretary Treasurer, effective March 21, 2024.

Sheldon Mckenna

“Being on the GPMC/NMC allows me the opportunity to maintain rightful jurisdiction in the workplace for union workers. I am committed to working hard each day to make both members and contractors successful, so that the union remains strong.”

Derrick Schulte

“The General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee and National Maintenance Committee (GPMC | NMC) have provided a stable agreement that has allowed members from across many trades to access work in Alberta for over 40 years.”

Paul Faulkner

Paul believes that unionized labor is of paramount importance for several reasons. First and foremost, it ensures that workers receive fair compensation for their skills and labor, including competitive wages, benefits, and retirement packages.

Paul Faulkner

“The GPMC/NMC plays a crucial role in providing valuable support and resources to all members of the Insulator Union. These committees serve as a unified voice for their interests and concerns within the industry, advocating for fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to training and development opportunities.”

Steve Satter

“The GPMC | NMC creates solutions that work for local unions and employers. Every
member should be able to go to work, earn a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, and return home safely each day.”

Ryan Desrosiers

 “The GPMC I NMC does a great job advocating for members’ rights in unionized maintenance and they are strong negotiators for fair and equitable collective agreements.”

Wade Logan

“The GPMC/NMC provides standardized agreements to all our clients and contractors with a safe, productive workforce with the security of no strike and lockouts guaranteeing the continued maintenance of their sites. The GPMC also strives to work with contractors and clients to make it easy to work out any issues that arise.”

Chris Feller

“As infrastructure is built in Canada, maintenance plays an important role and the GPMC/NMC works hard to secure more work opportunities for its members. Being part of a union gives you the ability to develop skills to perform work that provides higher wages and long-term job security.”

Jimmy Buisson

“With teamwork and collaboration, we can achieve our collective goals. My goal is to increase the market capacity of Canadian Ironworkers in the maintenance industry.”

Jack Wall

I believe being a member of a Building Trades union is so important to help our families have a safe work site, having health plans that support our members and families when in need, along with a good pension plan that will ease the burden when we reach the age of retirement.”

Larry Richard

Larry’s dedication to the betterment of the energy sector was evident in his role as the Chair of the Renewable Energy Alliance of Ontario. This position allowed him to champion sustainable and environmentally friendly practices within the industry while creating jobs for IUOE members.

David Noel

The GPMC | NMC provided stability to the maintenance industry. Unionized labour ensures that wages are fairly negotiated for workers, and workplace safety remains top prioirty.

Bill Begemann

“Unions enable workers to join to improve their employment conditions. This has a ripple effect on employees not covered by a collective agreement understanding that the ripple will increase in size
as the amount of work done under a collective agreement increases.”


Jack White


 The GPMC | NMC honors Jack White, who has retired from his position as Chairman of the GPMC | NMC. We express our deepest gratitude for his remarkable contributions. His values, leadership, and compassion continue to inspire and guide us into the future. Safe and happy travels Jack!!

Leonard Day

“The GPMC/NMC made me feel welcome when I joined in 2014. This is a group of very experienced individuals from all of the building trades. I also had the privilege to sit on the Charity Committee, a subcommittee of the GPMC, which allowed me to see firsthand the generosity and commitment to improving the communities where our members work and live.”

Kent Oliver

“Since your appointment on July 11, 2008, you have been an important part of our organization”,  providing valuable input at each and every meeting. We are going to miss your participation going forward.”

GPMC Committee



Brett McKenzie
Executive Director

Trent Valentine
Labour Relations

Charmaine Symmers
CS2A Program Director

Nicole Sendey
Communications Manager