Who We Are

The Director

Thomas Fischer,  as director Tom oversees the Apprenticeship Training Program for over 1,800 apprentices, as well as Skill Enhancement Program for all journeymen carpenters in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island.  Tom has 30 years membership in the Carpenters Union and became the Executive Director in August 2018.

Board of Trustees

Labor:

  • Richard Pedi, Chairman – Business Manager Local 328
  • John Leavitt – Northern New England Regional Manager
  • David Borrus – Business Manager Piledrivers Local #56
  • Paul Lander – Business Representative Carpenters Local #330
  • Martin Alvarenga – Business Representative Carpenters Local #326
  • Bruce Lydem – Connecticut Regional Manager
  • Rile Rhodes-Business Representative Carpenters Local #327
  • Charles Cofield-Business Representative Carpenters Local #327

Management:

  • Bill Maheris,  Co-Chairman- Building Trades Employers’ Association
  • Brendan Carter- Director of MA Association of General Contractors
  • Don Seymour- Construction Industry Association of MA – JF White Contracting
  • Joseph McPherson- Building Trades Employers’ Assoc – Tight Line Co.
  • Joel Trojan- MA Association of General Contractors – Century Drywall Inc
  • Jim Beach- Foundation & Marine Contractors Assoc – JF White Co
  • John Butts- Executive Director- Associated General Contractors Of Connecticut
  • Christopher Filomeno- President-Acoustics Inc.
  • Bill Traill- Superintendent-Lee Kennedy Co.

Assistant Executive Director

  • James Barr

Technical Coordinators

  • Cheryl Lieteau
  • Paul Gangemi

Instructors

  • Tom Akers
  • Marc Attarian
  • Matt Attarian
  • Brian Austin
  • Steeve Bergeron
  • Paul Blanchard
  • Josue Colon
  • Brian Connearney
  • Karl Ganter
  • Eric Martinez
  • Brian Redshaw
  • Juan Rivera