Local 18 Officers

Meet our leadership

Local 18’s leadership is elected by members from among their peers. Here are the people who work day in and day out on behalf of Ohio’s Operating Engineers.

Business Manager

Michael R. Bertolone

Michael is a 1st generation Operating Engineer and a proud Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Program graduate. He spent his career in the field operating scrapers, dozers, and backhoes on dirt projects and loaders, excavators, and compactors on deep sewer projects all across Northeast Ohio. Michael joined the staff of Local 18 as an Organizer and Energy Project Representative and served as a Business Representative and Special Representative. He has also served in the elected positions of Trustee, Financial Secretary, Recording Corresponding Secretary, and Vice President of IUOE Local 18. Michael was elected to the position of IUOE Local 18 Business Manager in 2021. He is the Chairman of the Local 18 Pension Plan and is a Trustee for the Local 18 Health & Welfare, Apprenticeship Program and the IUOE General Pension Plan. Michael was also appointed to the Ohio Governor’s Executive Workforce Board after previously serving as a board member of the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism.


Thomas P. Byers

Vice President

Robert L. Hughes

Rec.-Cor. Secretary

Joseph W. Casto, III

Financial Secretary

Thomas J. Perevosnik


Tony D. James

Scott R. Stevenson

Darrin Morgan

Chad C. Creeks


Ismael Gutierrez, Jr.

Jason D. Baker

Ronald A. Krohn, Jr.


Brent McCarty


Jerid Donley