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Ron McInroy was elected director of UAW Region 4 on June 16, 2010, at the 35th Constitutional Convention in Detroit. The region includes the north-central states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.
McInroy had been the assistant director of the region since his appointment by then-Director Dennis Williams on Nov. 30, 2008.
McInroy joined the UAW in 1979 when he was hired at John Deere & Company in Waterloo, Iowa, as a member of UAW Local 838. He was elected to many positions within the local, including steward in 1981, a position he held until being elected committeeman in 1993.
In 2000 McInroy was elected chairman of the John Deere Sub-Council. He served as a member of the bargaining committee for the UAW-Deere negotiations in 2003.
A tool grinder by trade, McInroy served on the skilled trades, consumer affairs, and recreation committees at Local 838.
In 2005 he was appointed as a temporary organizer and later that year was appointed by then-President Ron Gettelfinger as a servicing representative in Iowa. His assignment included his home local along with Locals 242, 450, 616, 997, 1024, and one unit out of Local 893.
Ron and his wife, Amy, live in Gurnee, Ill. They have two adult children, daughter, Shannon, and son, Craig, both of whom live in Colorado.