NAPLES, FL – Richard “Jake” Locklear, President and CEO of APM (Atlantic Plant Maintenance, Inc.), was elected President of The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) at the group’s annual Leadership Conference, held May 3-6 in Naples, Florida. He succeeded Tom Felton, President of MC Industrial, who was honored with a special plaque and ceremony.
“We lead businesses that are responsible for the health and welfare of the men and women who work in the building trades,” Mr. Locklear said. “I do not take that responsibility lightly, and I know our members don’t either.”
He added that TAUC has “a unique opportunity to influence and advance our industry,” and encouraged members to “step up, speak up, and get engaged in the issues.”
Mr. Locklear began his APM career in 2005 as the first General Counsel for the business, and has led multiple functions in that role, including Legal, Human Resources, Compliance, Risk and Communications. In 2007, he was named Secretary to the APM Board of Directors, and in 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of the business. In 2010, he joined TAUC’s Labor Committee. In 2012, he was named to TAUC’s Board of Directors. In 2015, he was named First Vice President for TAUC and Chairman of the TAUC Government Affairs Committee. He also served as TAUC’s Representative to the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans’ (NCCMP) Retirement Security Review Commission.
Mr. Locklear holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX. He lives in Manvel, Texas with his wife and three children.