By MARY ANN HOLLEY
Eureka, MO – Wally Wuelling, of Elevator Constructors Local 3, has been elected vice president of the Rockwood Labor Club.
Former president and then vice president Jeff Aboussie stepped down, and Wuelling was elected to fill the position of vice president at the March meeting of the Labor Club’s executive board.
“Wally brings a lot of energy and a strong commitment to the club,” Labor Club President Marty McClimens (Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562) said. “He has served as an e-board member and is well known in the community. His efforts here will benefit all of Labor.”
Wuelling has been working in the elevator industry since 1984, and has held elected office in Local 3 for 27 of his 33 years in the trade, including trustee, executive board member, vice president, president and delegate to three consecutive international conventions.
Wuelling successfully completed the apprenticeship program and mechanics exam of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), is a certified welder, and has participated in the education program as an apprenticeship instructor for the last 16 years.
In addition to the offices he has held, Wuelling has served on many committees with Local 3, including the Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
He was also honored to receive the 2005 IUEC Local 3 Man of the Year Award.
Wuelling and his wife, Maureen, have four children and live in Eureka.