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 became a member of Local 18 in 2004 when he entered the Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship program. He was elected Business Manager in 2021, and also serves as a trustee of the Local 18 Health & Welfare Plan, the Ohio Operating Engineers Pension Fund, Local 18 Apprenticeship and Training Fund, and Local 18 Education & Safety Fund. He was appointed by the Governor of Ohio to Serve as an Ohio Commissioner for the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism.  He previously served in the elected positions of Vice President, Recording-Corresponding Secretary, and Financial Secretary. He has also served as the Organizer of Energy Projects, Business Representative, and Special Representative. He was an instructor for the Labor History and Steward classes.


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