UBC, Flooring Installer Union, Announces Leadership Changes

Washington DC, August 26, 2019-The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC)--along with its associated floorcovering installation arm, Install--have announced several retirements and promotions within its executive leadership team. 

UBC general vice president Douglas J. Banes and general secretary-treasurer Andris J. Silins announced their retirements earlier this year. Throughout their careers, Banes and Silins facilitated significant contributions within the UBC and the floorcovering industry. 

On April 1, second general vice president Frank Spencer assumed the office of general vice president, Midwest district vice president David Tharp moved up to second general vice president, succeeded by Mark McGriff. 

Eastern district vice president Mike Capelli stepped into a new role serving as general secretary-treasurer of the UBC and Install Labor Chair. Capelli is a third generation carpenter who has been a member of the UBC since 1986. Bill Waterkotte succeeded Capelli as Eastern district vice president.