David Holmes is IUPAT DC38’s Business Manager-Secretary Treasurer

David Holmes was elected to the position of Business Manager-Secretary Treasurer in May 2014. In this role he is IUPAT DC38’s lead negotiator and chief financial manager.

Currently he is the chairperson of the Joint Trade Board, which runs the Finishing TradeDave-Holmes_bms Institute of BC. From May 2011 to May 2014, he was the FTI’s Director of Training and oversaw its current expansion into the new building.

Prior to his work as FTI BC’s Director of Training, from 1997-2005 David was the elected Business Representative for Local 138. From 2005-2009, he was elected to the role of Business Manager-Secretary Treasurer. From 2009-2014 he was the President of DC38.

He joined the union as an apprentice in 1983 and earned his Red Seal from BCIT in 1987.

As a Local 138 painter, he worked for 14 years on commercial and industrial painting jobs throughout the Lower Mainland before taking on a leadership role at the District Council 38 office.