Gary Perinar Elected to Lead Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
Longtime Executive and Member Succeeds Retired Frank T. Libby
Second Vice President Gary Perinar by delegate vote on July 7, 2018, was formally elected to succeed Frank T. Libby as Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters’ executive secretary-treasurer (EST). Mr. Libby retired June 1, 2018, after 42 years of dedicated service to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters including 10 years as Regional Council president and EST.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to continue down the pathway of success achieved under President Libby’s leadership and those who came before him,” said Perinar. “Growing our market share, positioning our members for success and building our overall membership are priorities so we as carpenters can continue to be leaders in the construction industry and the communities in which we work and live.”
Mr. Perinar is a third-generation business representative of the union and a 40-year member of Carpenters Local 174 where he served his apprenticeship. At age 32, Mr. Perinar became a full-time business representative and later an assistant to the president/EST Marty Umlauf. He was twice elected as the second vice president of the Regional Council and has served under four ESTs. He has also served the Regional Council as a delegate for 25 years and held the position of trustee on various committees and boards including health and welfare and pension funds during this period.
Jeffrey Isaacson will serve as president and Keith Jutkins as vice president for the Regional Council.
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The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters represents tens of thousands of working men and women throughout 72 counties in Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Since 1881 our Regional Council has been a productive, positive force in building communities® while improving the lives of its skilled members and their families. Members of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters include professionals trained in these specialties: General Carpenter, Residential Carpenter, Exhibit and Display Installer, Interior Systems Carpenter, Lather, Cabinetmaker and Millworker, Flooring Installer, Pile Driver, Millwright, Insulation Installer, Shingling and Siding Installer, and Concrete Forming.