Officers

J. Scott Parks

Business Manager, Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Scott Parks was elected as Business Manager, Financial Secretary/ Treasurer of Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 in July 2010, and re-elected to this position in July 2013.

Scott was born on in Indianapolis, and is married to his wife Susan. Scott attended Ben Davis High School, as well as taken various classes at I.U.P.U.I., and has a degree in Sheet Metal Technology from Ivy Technical Institute.

Scott W. Koning

President

Scott William Koning was elected as Executive Board Member for the Lafayette Area on July 10, 2010, after serving this position as an appointee from July 11, 2009. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana. He is married to wife, Carol, and they have two children, Megan and Justin. Scott graduated from McCutcheon High School.

Scott became a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 in 1986. He served his Apprenticeship from December 1986 to 1990, when he became a Journeyman in December 1990. He has served on the Wage Setting Committee as well as the Picnic Committee.

Matthew R. Pruiett

Vice President / Recording Secretary

Stephen G. Gogel

Executive Board – Evansville

Darrell Hickman

Executive Board – Fort Wayne

Darrell was re-elected to the Executive Board of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 20 effective July 2013. He also served on the Executive Board from 2004 through 2010. He has been a member of Local 20 since April 1986, serving his apprenticeship from June 1987 through 1991 when he became a Journeyman.

Darrell has served on several steering committees for the Fort Wayne negotiating team. He has also served on the Ft. Wayne area Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee since 1991.

Pat van Waardenburg

Executive Board – Gary Area

Charles P. Williams

Executive Board – Indianapolis

Charles P. Williams (Chuck) is currently serving as Executive Board Member, Indianapolis Area, after serving two terms as Trustee. Chuck was born in Clairton, Pennsylvania. He is and his wife have three daughters.

Chuck served his apprenticeship from July 1986 to August 1990 at which time he became a Journeyman. He attended Ivy Tech College for four years. Chuck has served on many Contract Negotiating Steering Committees for Indianapolis Area Contract and the Indianapolis Funds Committee. In Chuck’s second year of his apprenticeship he won 2nd place at the Regional Contest.

Brian D. Clawson

Executive Board – Lafayette

Brian was elected Executive Board Member for the Lafayette area effective in July 2019, before that he served as Trustee for Local 20 from 2010 – 2019.

Brian was born in Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from Frontier Jr/Sr High School in 2000. He became a member of Sheet metal Workers Local Union No. 20, and completed his 5-year Apprenticeship Program in June of 2005, when he was sworn in as a Journeyman.

William D. Geers

Executive Board – South Bend

Bradley R. Little

Executive Board – Terre Haute

Bradley R. Little was appointed as Executive Board Member for the Terre Haute Area on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Timmy W. Nicholson

Executive Board – Production (Statewide)

Vernon M. Stonestreet

Trustee

Jerry J. Segraves

Trustee

Mark A. Gregory

Trustee

Justin A. Koning

Trustee

Jack D. Fields II

Trustee

Chad A. Mize

Trustee

Gary A. Pierson

Political Director

Gary A. Pierson, Political Director of the Indianapolis Area, was born on in Beech Grove, Indiana. He has two children, Brian and Melinda.

After graduating from Beech Grove High School in 1972, Gary began his apprenticeship, and was sworn in as a Journeyman in September 1976.

He was elected as Warden in June 1982 and held that position until being elected as Business Representative in August 1987. Since that time, Gary has attended several classes at IUPUI and has served on the following committees: FAIR, Hoosier Alliance for Consumer Rights, Jobs for Justice, Taxpayers for a Better Indiana, Indiana Health Care Campaign, State EAP, COMET, Muncie Building Trades Softball Tournament, Labor Fest, Labor Night at Bush Stadium, Citizen’s Action Coalition and School-To-Work.

Trent L. Todd

Business Representative, Indianapolis/Lafayette Area

Trent L. Todd was appointed as Business Representative effective March 10, 2007, and served as Organizer of SMW Local #20 from September 10, 2005 through March 9, 2007.

Trent was born in Bedford , Indiana. He and his wife Erin have two children, Grant and Graycen. Trent is a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and has attended Vincennes University and Ivy Tech State College.

Shawn D. Reels

Business Representative, Indianapolis/Lafayette Area

Shawn was elected as Indianapolis / Lafayette Business Representative for SMART Local Union No. 20 effective May 2018.  He has been a member of Local 20 since September 1991.  Shawn served his Apprenticeship from September 1994 thru 1999, when he became a Journeyman in September, 1999.  Shawn served on the Safety Committee for members at Southwark 2018 – present, is a Trustee on the Lafayette Building Trades 2019 – present, participates on both the Indianapolis Building Trades and Muncie Building Trades, and serves on the JATC Apprenticeship Board in Indianapolis.

Todd M. Duncan

Business Representative, Indianapolis/Lafayette Area

Todd was elected as Indianapolis / Lafayette Business Representative for SMART Local Union No. 20 effective July 2019 and served as President of Local Union No. 20 from July 2013 through June 2019.  He has been a member of Local 20 since November 1980.  Todd served his Apprenticeship from July 1986 thru 1990, when he became a Journeyman in August, 1990.  He has served on numerous contract negotiations steering committees.  He received his 25-year pin, and also received the SMACNA 1995 Excellence Award.

Eric L. Wagemann

Business Representative, Evansville Area

Eric L. Wagemann was elected as Business Representative of SMART Local Union No. 20 effective May 2017.  He became a member of SMART Local Union No. 20 in 1997, serving his Apprenticeship from June 1999 to June 2004 when he was sworn in as a Journeyman in June 2004.

Eric was born in Evansville and attended Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana, as well as Ivy Technical Institute – Class of 2004.

Eric served on the Evansville CBA Negotiating Committee in 2018 and George Koch Sons Negotiating Committee in 2019.  Eric is a Trustee on Evansville Labor Temple and is currently the President of SIALF, where he served as the Recording Secretary from 2017 – 2019.

John M. Wright

Business Representative, Evansville Area

John M. Wright was elected as Business Representative for the Evansville area effective July 13, 2013. He served as an appointed Organizer for Local 20 out of the Evansville Area from June 20, 2011 until his election to Business Representative. John graduated from Wellington High School and Ivy Tech State College.

John became a member of Sheet Metal Workers in 1999, serving his Apprenticeship from June 2001 through September 2006. He received his Certificate in Health Plan Navigation from the International Foundation.

Darryl E. Esterline

Business Representative, Fort Wayne Area

Darryl was elected as Business Representative of the Fort Wayne Area effective July 2013. He became a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 20 in 1988, serving his Apprenticeship from September 1990 to 1993.

Darryl was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Northrop High School in 1988. He received an associate degree from Seattle Community College.

Kevin J. Needham

Business Representative, South Bend Area

Kevin J. Needham was elected as Business Representative South Bend Area effective July 2019 before then he served as Executive Board Member for the South Bend area in July 2007 – July 2019.

Kevin became a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 20 in March, 1994, serving his apprenticeship from August 1995 to July 2000. Kevin became a Journeyman in 2000. He served on the South Bend Contract Negotiations Steering Committee in 2006, as well as the Apprenticeship Board from 2004 to present. Kevin has been the delegate for the Southwest Michigan AFL-CIO since January 2007.

Shaun L. Reinoehl

Business Representative – Terre Haute

Shaun L. Reinoehl, was appointed as Business Representative for the Terre Haute Area effective September 2015 before then he served on the Executive Board for the Terre Haute area. Shaun born in Brazil, Indiana. He is married to Carla, and they have three children. He attended Van Buren High School, and has completed two years of education from Indiana State University.

Shaun served his apprenticeship from August 1991 to 1995. He has also received Union Certificates in TABB Technician and TABB Supervisory Certification.

Jeffrey A. Hamilton

Business Representative, Gary Area

Jeffrey Hamilton was born in Valparaiso, Indiana and attended Portage High School. He and his wife Ann have two children, Matthew and Stephanie.

Jeff is currently the Business Representative for the Gary Area. He has also been Trustee of the Gary Area Pension Fund since 2013 and Health and Welfare Trustee since 2015. In addition, Jeff is Trustee for Northwest Indiana Building Trades where he has been President since 2016. He is also Trustee and President of the LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski Building Trades.

Kreg R. Homoky

Business Representative, Gary Area

Kreg was elected as Gary Business Representative for SMART Local Union No. 20 effective September 2017.  He has been a member of Local 20 since July 2002.  Kreg served his Apprenticeship from August 2003 thru 2008, when he became a Journeyman in June, 2008.  He has served on numerous committees including Hobart Economic Development Commission since February 2018 and Lake County Contractors Licensing Board since 2020. 

Kreg attended high school in Hobart, IN and continued his education at Ivy Tech.  Kreg currently resides in Merrillville, IN with his wife and two children.

Justin S. Cruse

Conductor

Tony Young

Organizer

Steven Claussen 

Organizer

Steve was appointed as an Organizer out of the Gary Office for SMART Local Union No. 20 in January 2020.  He has been a member of Local 20 since July 1997.  Steve served his Apprenticeship from August 1998 through 2003, when he became a Journeyman in June 2003.  Steve holds certifications in OSHA 500 and 510, Instructor 101 and 201, Disaster Site Worker, Environmental Specialist, Business Ethics, American Red Cross First Aid, DOT Supervisor Training, Confined Space Training, Project Management and CPR/AED Instructor Course.  Steve was also an evening instructor for three years and has proctored at the Apprenticeship Contest.

Donald H. Taber III

Organizer

Kevin L. Pruitt

Warden

Kevin L. Pruitt is currently the Warden for SMART Local Union No. 20.

He was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky and attended Tomkinsville High School, where he attended Monroe County Vocational School for Welding. He has 4 children, and one in the Sheet Metal trade.

Kevin became a member of SMART Local Union No. 20 in 1985, serving his apprenticeship from August 1988 to August 1993, when he became a Journeyman. He also currently serves on the Funds Committee.