September 2003

Stirred, seldom shaken

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The new International Roofers Union president will address numerous challenges

by Carl Good
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Generally, when you meet most people, you immediately sense one of three things: You don’t trust them; you’re not sure about them; or you know they are sincere and straightforward.

John Martini

When you meet John Martini, the new international president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (commonly referred to as the International Roofers Union), there is no question you are conversing with an unpretentious man who says exactly what he means. He is a firm-handshake, look-you-straight-in-the-eye kind of guy who is extremely motivated to continue to advance the roofers union and roofing industry.

“I’m not a Washington, D.C., guy or some kind of big shot—I’m a roofer,” Martini proclaims. “I always try to think like a roofer and wouldn’t ask anyone to do something I am not...

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