Steve Minella, 38

Steve MinellaSteve Minella has progressed on an executive leadership fast-track through his combined service in the Armed Services and Operating Engineers, Local 324.

A four year (1994-98) tenure in the United States Coast Guard provided Steve's foundation for structured leadership. He excelled in leadership positions which centered on understanding and executing command protocols and working in stressful, life-changing situations. Steve was recognized for his leadership as an instructor for junior Coast Guard personnel as well as his tenure as a coordinator of Search and Rescue Teams and as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. He culminated his Armed Services career as a Machinery Technician 3rd Class (E-4).
Steve's post armed services career has excelled throughout his nearly fifteen (15) year as a member and leader of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324. Starting as a Field Service Mechanic and Shop Steward for United Rentals, Steve moved to the "business side" of Local 324 where he successfully restructured the enterprises' Fringe Benefits Collections Division (Field Coordinator, 2005-2008).

Mr. Minella progressed through the executive leadership of the IUOE, Local 324 with his 2008-09 tenure as the Local's Recording Corresponding Secretary and Shop Business Representative. His Constitutional Officer duties were combined with responsibilities for thirty-five (35) Shop employers, employees-and all attendant collective bargaining and employee (member) representation duties. He was also responsible for exploring emerging market opportunities for Local 324.
Working in concert with the Local 324 Business Manager and other Executive Board members, Steve's team-building skills culminated in his appointment to the position of President of Local 324 and Director of Special Operations and the Marine Division (2009-Present). During his tenure as a leader, organic growth and successful mergers have accounted for Local 324's membership growing from 10,000 to nearly 17.000 members present day.
Steve has completed advanced education coursework at the University of Phoenix, Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University. He resides in Southgate with his wife Melissa and children Vanessa, Veronica and Charlie.


The information presented here was accurate as of January 2012.