Executive Board

Joseph Valante

President

Joseph Valante is the President of Valante Mechanical, Inc. located in Quincy. Founded in 1975 by Joseph R Valante Sr., Joseph Valante, Jr started as an apprentice for in 1980. He received his Journeyman plumber’s license in 1984 and Master Plumber’s license in 1986. He took over as President of the company in 2005. Valante Mechanical, Inc.’s major work includes colleges, hospitals, laboratories, schools, police / fire stations and city / town halls.

John Marani

Vice President

John Marani is the President of A H Burns & Co., Inc. located in Rockland, Massachusetts. A H Burns was founded in 1967, and is a company that specializes in new and remodeling commercial projects.

Paul Dionne

Clerk-Treasurer

Paul Dionne is the founder and President of PJ Dionne Company, Inc. which is a commercial plumbing and HVAC contractor serving the greater Boston area since 1991.Paul brings 30 years of mechanical experience and is responsible for strategic planning as managing projects as well as overseeing day-to-day operations of the company.

Ken Reagan

Assistant Clerk Treasurer

Ken Reagan is the Operations Manager at JC Cannistraro.  Ken has worked for Cannistraro for over 30 years in roles including project management, estimating, and plumbing.  Ken’s special projects oversee plumbing, fire-protection and HVACT. JC Cannistraro is one of the largest Mechanical Contracting firms in the Northeast.

Daniel Bent

Immediate Past-President

Daniel Bent is the Executive Vice President of American Plumbing & Heating based in Norwell, Massachusetts. He is the senior executive responsible for corporate planning strategy and customer relationships. He directs the daily operations of American Plumbing & Heating, bringing to bear more than 35 years of deep experience in all aspects of the Plumbing, Mechanical and Fire Protection Industry.

Jeremy Ryan

Executive Director

Jeremy Ryan took over as the Executive Director in July 2017. As the Director, Jeremy is a representative for all contractors signatory to Local 12 on the Pension, Health and Welfare and annuity, Labor Management Cooperation Committee, Education Fund, and in Labor Relations Prior to serving in this role, Jeremy worked for the National Electrical Contractors Association in Bethesda, MD, Cleveland OH, and New York City.

Trustee and Committee Members

Trustees of Local 12 Funds

  • Joe Valante
  • Joseph Cannistraro
  • Jeremy Ryan
  • Kevin Walsh

Trustees of Industry Fund

  • Daniel Bent
  • Paul Dionne
  • Michael Petrilli
  • Joseph Cannistraro
  • Joseph Valante
  • Thomas Hannon
  • John Marani
  • Edward Strickland
  • Kevin Walsh

Joint Conference Board & Education Fund Trustees

  • Joseph Clancy
  • Daniel Bent
  • Joseph Cannistraro
  • Michael Petrilli
  • Paul Dionne
  • John Marani
  • Joseph Valante
  • Kevin Walsh

Nominating Committee

  • Daniel Bent
  • Joseph Cannistraro
  • Edward Strickland

Labor-Management Cooperation Trustees (LMCT)

  • Joe Valante
  • Jeremy Ryan

Events & Entertainment Committee

  • Daniel Bent
  • Peter Hannon
  • Kevin Walsh
  • Jim Bent
  • Joe Valante

Scholarship Committee

  • Edward Strickland
  • John O'Leary
  • Daniel Bent
  • Michael Petrilli
  • Jim Bent
  • Jeremy Ryan