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Mike Howard
Training Coordinator

Mike was hired as Training Coordinator in 2017 when Patrick “Fuzzy” Faley retired. Mike started his apprenticeship in September 1997 and was initiated into Local 353 in March 1998. He became an instructor at Local 353 in 2008 and graduated from the Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor Michigan in 2013. At this time, Mike also began teaching for the UA Training Program and is one of only four members on the Industrial Rigging Technical Committee for the UA. Mike has served on the Examining Board and was Vice President before being elected President of Local 353 in 2018. He also currently serves as Treasurer for C.O.T.E. Mike is married to Rhonda and has two children, Chase and Mikayla.