Dan became General President of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association on April 16, 2016. He was initiated into the OPCMIA on August 5, 1980, as a Plasterer in Local Union No. 31, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dan has worked in the plaster trade performing all trade processes of the craft and has served the Local Union in various positions including Recording Secretary, Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor, Executive Board Member, Business Agent, Trustee of the Health and Welfare, Apprenticeship, Pension and Annuity Funds, Business Manager and Financial Secretary. On July 22, 2004, he was appointed to the position of International Vice President and General Executive Board Member. In August of 2004, at the 48th OPCMIA International Convention, Dan was elected International Vice President and to the General Executive Board of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association. In June of 2007, Dan was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and then on January 1, 2007, he was appointed to serve as the Director of Organizing. Dan was elected as Executive Vice President and also to the General Executive Board of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association in August of 2009, at the 50th OPCMIA International Convention and again to both positions in August of 2014 at the 51st OPCMIA International Convention. Dan comes from a family with a strong union background. His Father was a member of the OPCMIA Pittsburgh Local for over 46 years. Dan and his wife are the proud parents of two sons, Edward John and Ryan Jacob.