PITTSBURGH—The United Steelworkers have named Kevin Johnsen to lead the union's rubber and plastics industry council.
Johnsen replaces Stan Johnson, who retired as the union's international secretary-treasurer on July 15.
Johnsen joined the union as a member of Local 915 in 1990, working as a maintenance electrician in Dunlop Tires' Huntsville, Ala., facility.
He has held various roles of increasing responsibility since then. In 2003, Johnsen was named a union staff representative in District 9, which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and the Virgin Islands. USW said he has served as the coordinator of the union's collective bargaining agreement with Goodyear since 2006.