Who We Are

Executive Director

Thomas Fischer,  as the Executive Director oversees the Training Fund which includes both the Apprenticeship Training Program and Skill Enhancement Program. Tom has over 30 years as a member in the Carpenters Union and became the Executive Director in August 2018.

 

Board of Trustees

Labor:

  • Martin Alvarenga – Business Representative Carpenters Local #326
  • Chris Austin – Business Representative Carpenters Local #276
  • Bill Banfield – New York Regional Manager
  • David Borrus – Business Manager Piledrivers Local #56
  • Charles Cofield – Business Representative Carpenters Local #327
  • Nicole Grodner – Business Representative Carpenters Local #290
  • Paul Lander – Business Representative Carpenters Local #330
  • Mitch Latimer – Business Representative Carpenters Local #277
  • John Leavitt – Northern New England Regional Manager
  • Bruce Lydem – Connecticut Regional Manager
  • David Minasian – Business Manager Carpenters Local #336
  • Richard Pedi, Chairman – Business Manager Local #328
  • Rile Rhodes-Business Representative Carpenters Local #327
  • Mike Shanahan – Business Representative Carpenters Local #291

Management:

  • Jim Beach- Foundation & Marine Contractors Assoc – JF White Co
  • John Butts- Executive Director – Associated General Contractors Of Connecticut
  • Brendan Carter- Director of MA Association of General Contractors
  • Christopher Filomeo – President – Acoustics Inc.
  • Earl Hall – Executive Director, Construction Employers Association of CNY
  • Todd Helfrich – President and CEO, Eastern Contractors Association, Inc.
  • Aaron Hilger – President, Builders Exchange of Rochester
  • James Logan – President, Construction Exchange
  • Bill Maheris,  Co-Chairman – Building Trades Employers’ Association
  • Joseph McPherson- Building Trades Employers’ Assoc – Tight Line Co.
  • Matthew Pepe – Executive Director, CIC New York
  • Don Seymour- Construction Industry Association of MA – JF White Contracting
  • Bill Traill- Superintendent-Lee Kennedy Co.
  • Joel Trojan- MA Association of General Contractors – Century Drywall Inc

Assistant Executive Director

  • James Barr – New England
  • James Hayes – New York State

Technical Coordinators

  • Marc Attarian
  • Brian Austin
  • Stephen Cappotelli
  • Jerry Czarnowski
  • Angelo DeFilippo
  • Paul Gangemi
  • Cheryl Lieteau
  • Robert Tokos

Instructors

  • Tom Akers
  • John Ardolino
  • Matt Attarian
  • Steeve Bergeron
  • Paul Blanchard
  • Richard Bogardus
  • Christopher Cain
  • Josue Colon
  • Brian Connearney
  • Sofia Cunha
  • Brian Haines
  • John Jerosh
  • Sean Ledoux
  • Joseph Madeline
  • Eric Martinez
  • Matthew May
  • James McNeil
  • Dan Melao
  • Thomas Page
  • Patrick Paul
  • Brian Redshaw
  • Joshua Tetuan
  • Gabriel Vitetta