John Sedor, Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer
John Sedor is a Red Seal Journeyman Painter with decades of experience in all aspects of the trade. John is the BM/ST for District Council 17, responsible for all aspects of and all employees of the DC. Prior to the formation of the new District Council, John was the Business Manager for Local 739 (since November 2004). John joined the L739 staff in 1989.
Covering three provinces and two territories, John is what you call a very busy guy! He resides in Winnipeg, but he is [obviously] usually on the road. … That’s the job!
Contact Information: John Sedor
Rodger Watson, Field Representative (Saskatoon)
After 18 years in the Industrial Painting trade in Saskatoon, Rodger Watson joined District Council 17 in November 2016. Rodger assists the BMST with the general recruitment, organizing, and representation for Saskatchewan IUPAT Local 739. Additionally, Rodger assists the DOT re training matters in Saskatchewan. Rodger is a United Academy Instructor for Fall Protection and CORE 4 (Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Forklift, and Telehandler). He also offers some skills training at our Saskatoon Training facility.
Contact Information: Roger Watson
Ray Gelean, Dispatch (Edmonton)
A glazier in the trade for over 20 years, Ray Gelean was initially hired as a District Council 17 Glazier Field Representative in Edmonton. Upon Dave West’s retirement in late 2016, Ray was transferred to Alberta Dispatch.
Contact Information: Ray Gelean
Sandy Danylyshen, Administrator (Winnipeg)
Sandy Danylyshen has been with Local 739 since January 1999. She is in charge of Administration Local 739, accounts receivable and accounts payable. She is Assistant to John Sedor, Business Manager, for day-to-day operations.
Contact Information: Sandy Danylyshen
Darlene, Administrative Assistant (Winnipeg)
Darlene joined District Council 17 in May 2015. She is our administrative assistant at the Winnipeg Office. Darlene is responsible for answering and directing phone calls, providing general support to office staff and union members. Additionally, Darlene coordinates Manitoba’s Job Referral Service for northern Manitoba Hydro construction dispatch.