The MOST Tripartite Alliance
The MOST programs are the collaborative efforts of the Tripartite Alliance. The Boilermakers union, participating Owners and Contractors share in its direction and vision. The MOST Board of Trustees and the committees that execute MOST programs are composed of a balanced number of labor and management representatives that meet annually at both the regional level and the national level. Their collective focus is to identify and solve problems, while continually raising the bar for value and excellence.
“The MOST Programs have brought a venue to the Contractors, Union and Owners to challenge ourselves to come up with solutions to be more successful.”
– John Brewster, President and CEO, NAES Corporation
Vice ChairmanNewton B. JonesIBB, International President
William T. CreedenIBB International Secretary-Treasurer
J. Tom BacaIBB International VP, Western States
Warren FairleyIBB International VP, Southeast
John T. FultzIBB International VP, Northeast
Lawrence J. McManamon, Sr.IBB International VP, Great Lakes
Mark VandiverSAIP AD-AAIP ED-CSO
Kevin LandfriedCBI Services, Inc.
Michael McParlanApi Group, Inc.
Tom ShullChattanooga Boiler & Tank Co.
David ZachMurphy Company
Co-ChairmanJerry L. PaytonTennessee Valley Authority
Co-ChairmanJoseph HegendefferKansas City Power & Light Co.
Kristina Cameron NRG Energy
James DemesPhiladelphia Energy Services
Neil J. Dennehy, P.E.PP&L - Colstrip Steam Electric Station
Jerry GrissomSouthern Company
Marc HalleyPBF Energy, Toledo Refinery
Thomas P. HouseholderAmerican Electric Power
Kevin ReimerPSEG Power
Gary RobertsDTE Energy
Committee ChairmanClay HerfordBMES - Lone Star District
James Barnes, Jr.Business Manager / Secretary-Treasurer
James ChewBMST Local 28
Tracey EixenbergerBusiness Manager / Secretary-Treasurer
Robert LunsfordBMST District 57
Tim RuthBM Local 101
Blane TomBMST Local 107
PresidentTom ShullChattanooga Boiler & Tank Company
Vice PresidentMichael McParlanApi Group, Inc.
Secretary/TreasurerMichael BrayShelby Mechanical
Bud BurnsScheck Industrial Corporation
Tom EnsmingerDay & Zimmermann NPS
Steve HarbisonEnerfab, Inc.
Eric HeuserHayes Mechanical
Michael HidasBabcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc.
Robert HooverMatrix NAC
Alan HowkinsBen Hur Industrial Constructors, LLC
Larry JansenARB, Inc.
Laurie LaubeAPComPower, Inc.
Mike MurphyNooter Construction Company
Tom O’Connor IIIO'Connor Corporation
Sheldon TraxlerCBI Services, Inc.
National Tripartite Alliance Meetings & Minutes
The Charles W. Jones Award
The Charles W. Jones Award encourages and celebrates the use of the MOST programs. Unveiled during the 2011 National Tripartite Alliance Conference, the annual award acknowledges the local that holds the highest percentage of members using a selection of MOST programs. These programs include The Boilermaker Code, OSHA 10/30, Common Arc, Substance Abuse, Scaffolding, Steel Erection, Rigging and Leadership.