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January/February 2002 IBEW Journal


Bill J. Motley

Bill J. Motley, Sixth District International Executive Council member, retired on November 1, 2001, after a distinguished career with the IBEW. He had served on the IEC since his election at the 35th International Convention in September 1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and did not seek re-election in 2001. Brother Motley was initiated into the IBEW in 1972. He went on to be elected to four terms as business manager/ financial secretary of Local 1141, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and served for 11 years in that position. International officers, staff and members wish Brother Motley and his wife, Pat, a long and healthy retirement.

Gary A. Heald

IBEW Special Projects Department Director Gary A. Heald announced his retirement effective January 1, 2002. He was appointed to the post of department director in 1991, and has served the IBEW with dedication throughout his 40-year career.

In 1981 Brother Heald was appointed International Representative and assigned to the Manufacturing Department, where he served for 10 years.

A native of Iowa, he was initiated into the IBEW in 1959 as a member of Local 1362, Cedar Rapids. He served the local as business manager from 1971 to 1981 and was an Executive Board member from 1970-71. He also served as chief steward and on the Local 1362 Negotiating, Strike, COPE, Grievance and Activities committees.

A committed trade unionist throughout his career, Brother Healds labor-related activities have included service as secretary-treasurer of the Iowa IBEW State Conference and as a University of Iowa Labor Advisory Board member. He also served on American Red Cross Disaster Projects and on various political committees in Iowa.

He attended the AFL-CIO George Meany Labor Studies Center and the Universities of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri.

Brother Heald intends to become active in the Loudon County (Virginia) Democratic Party. He also plans to continue to enjoy his hobbiesgolf and collecting baseball cards and stamps.

The IBEW congratulates Brother Heald, his wife, Ellen, and their family and extends best wishes for a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Herman Ray Hill

Herman Ray Hill, Seventh District International Representative, retires in January after 44 years of distinguished service in the IBEW. Brother Hill has served the Seventh District in that capacity since his appointment in 1981.

A journeyman wireman, Brother Hill was initiated into the IBEW in 1958 as a member of Local 602 in Amarillo, Texas. He served on the Executive Board and as president prior to his election as Local 602s business manager-financial secretary in 1969. He also served on the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the Negotiating Committee until 1981.

Brother Hill has a long career as a trade unionist. He served as president of the Amarillo Central Labor Council, president of the Texas State Association of Electrical Workers from 1971 to 1975 and vice president of the Texas State AFL-CIO from 1979 to 1981. Brother Hill was vice president of the Texas Building and Construction Trades Council from 1972 to 1981.

Hill is a member of Masonic Lodge 731, Scottish Rite, and enjoys fishing. The IBEW congratulates Brother Hill, his wife, Patsy, and his family with best wishes for a long and happy retirement.

Van Arsdale Completes His Service as International Office


Bill J. Motley
Gary A. Heald
Herman Ray Hill
Miller Ross Hudson
Walter Richard Monahan
Robert Norman Sachse