Who We Are

The Director

Lyle Hamm,  as director Lyle oversees the Apprenticeship Training Program for over 1,000 apprentices, as well as Skill Enhancement Program for all journeymen carpenters in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island.  Lyle has 30 years membership in the Carpenters Union and started as an apprentice carpenter become a journeyman carpenter, progressed to foreman & job steward and became a full time instructor before becoming the Director in 2011.

Board of Trustees


  • Thomas Flynn, Chairman – Executive Secretary -Treasurer, NERCC
  • John Murphy – Chief of Staff and Boston Regional Manager
  • John Leavitt – Northern New England Regional Manager
  • David Borrus – Business Manager Piledrivers Local #56
  • Paul Lander – Business Representative Carpenters Local #94
  • Martin Alvarenga – Business Representative Carpenters Local #43
  • Bruce Lydem – Connecticut Regional Manager
  • Richard Pedi-Business Representative Carpenters Local #218


  • 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.

Technical Coordinators

  • James Barr
  • Dana Bean


  • Marc Attarian
  • Brian Austin
  • Steeve Bergeron
  • Brian Connearney
  • Paul Gangemi
  • Karl Ganter
  • Todd Hansen
  • Matt Attarian
  • Tom Klucik
  • David Leonhardi
  • Cheryl Lieteau
  • Scott MacKenzie
  • Brian Redshaw
  • Juan Rivera