Kinsey M. Robinson has announced that he is stepping down as International President of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers on January 8, 2022. Robinson stated that “after 55 years of membership and being afforded the unique privilege of serving in the capacity of a general officer for 37 years, it is now time to turn the reins of power over to a younger generation of leaders. Change is positive and necessary in order for new ideas and strategies to emerge so that our union may continue to grow and prosper.”
Upon Robinson’s announcement, the union’s International Executive Board elected current International Secretary-Treasurer James A. Hadel to assume the position of International President effective January 9, 2022. Hadel was elected International Vice President in 1998 and then International Secretary-Treasurer in 2018. Assistant to the International President Mitch Terhaar was elected to fill the position of International Secretary-Treasurer to be vacated by Hadel, effective January 9, 2022. Terhaar was appointed International Representative in 2015 and Assistant to the International President in 2018.