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.
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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