Jeff Holly – Business Manager
Jeff Holly is the new Business Manager of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union #359 in Arizona, elected in June 2015. Jeff began in the Sheet Metal industry in March of 1997. The five years prior to joining Local 359, he worked as a telephone lineman for a small contractor in Northeastern Arizona. Seeing the need for insurance and a livable wage to provide for his young family, which includes a son with special needs, he sought employment and admission to the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program. He began working with University Mechanical on the Bank One Ballpark project downtown, and continued working for University throughout his five-year apprenticeship. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Jeff received the Outstanding Apprentice Award for the Class of 2002. Jeff worked as a journeyman sheet metal worker and served as a jobsite steward on several jobs over the next few years. In 2005 he was appointed to the Local 359 Executive Board to finish a vacated term. He was then elected to serve on the Executive Board in June of 2006 and served there until 2009. In 2010 Jeff successfully ran for the position of Business Representative for Local 359 and has served the membership in that capacity until elected Business Manager/FST in 2015.
Jeff Holly was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 12, 1971. He is the second of four boys to Scott and Mary Holly. Mary, a home maker, is the daughter of sheet metal worker and Local 359 member Arthur Farrand and Scott, a sheet metal worker specializing in lagging and decking for power houses all over the southwestern United States. The Holly’s moved frequently for work until settling in Pinetop, Arizona in 1978. Jeff attended grade school, jr high, and high school in the Blue Ridge School District and graduated from Blue Ridge High School in 1989. Upon graduation, Jeff spent two years at Eastern Arizona Community College in Thatcher, Arizona on an athletic scholarship, and then spent a semester at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Jeff is a father of two, Rhett , and Dain , and has been married to his wife, Amy, for 25 years. He and his two brothers, Scott and Dave, are third generation Local 359 Sheet Metal Workers.
Marco Molina – Business Representative
Born and raised in Sonora, Mexico, Marco received his Resident Alien Card in 1979 but continued to live in Mexico to finish his degree in Entomology. He traveled to the United States in 1986 to attend Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona and studied plant science. This is where he met his future wife, Angie. They married in 1990 and have three beautiful daughters, Damaris, Arlette and Karen. After their first child was born, both he and his wife applied for and became United States citizens.
While studying at Arizona Western College he began work at Russell Coil Company. In 1991 Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 359 and Russell Coil Company entered into a contract and he became a shop steward. Russell Coil soon after became a division of Carrier and in 1998 he began to work directly for the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 359 as a Business Representative dedicated to production workers. He was then elected to the position of Trustee of the International Production and Sign Council. Soon after that, he was nominated and elected to serve as Vice President of the Executive Board of the International Production and Sign Council.
What he cherishes the most is spending time with his family. His daughters are heavily involved in sports such as swimming, softball and soccer, which is also his favorite sport. They spend our free time camping, fishing and when they can, hiking. His other passions in life are collecting rare international coins and taking care of his extensive plant collection. He finds it calming and relaxing, as well as exciting, to plant exotic plants, getting them to flourish here in our beautiful state.
Thomas McDermott – Business Representative
As a Sheet Metal Worker, he has held many offices within the Union. He served as President and Executive Board Member, served on the Joint Labor/Management Apprenticeship Committee and a Trustee to the Health, Welfare and Pension Funds. Tom is currently a Business Representative for the northern part of the state. His career in the Union started in 1983 as a tradesman in a residential sheet metal shop. He joined the Apprenticeship Program in 1985 and graduated in 1989. While serving his apprenticeship his abilities and desires allowed him to enter into the commercial and industrial areas of our trade. Once he graduated to a journeyman he had the opportunity to work and travel to both Hawaii and Las Vegas, which he did for five years. Once he completed his travels, he eventually returned to Arizona and worked for a mechanical contractor for 13 years as a supervisor and oversaw many projects for them.
He enjoys keeping himself busy outside of work as well. He enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and traveling the country. He also enjoys going to concerts and viewing museums.
As Tom puts it, “I would have to say that being a Union Member for 31 years has been good to me, my family and my career. The Union has made a lot of things possible with many endless opportunities that I’m sure still lie ahead and I look forward to many more years to come.”
Pat Montroy – Business Representative
Pat began his career in the State of Michigan in 1984 as a service technician in the kitchen equipment field servicing restaurants. Later he moved to southern California and went to work for a Commercial dish machine manufacturer as a service representative and found himself with an opportunity to enter into an exciting and rewarding career in the HVAC field in 1988.After moving to Arizona to care for his ailing father, he went to Refrigeration School and worked for several smaller HVAC shops around and out of town for several years until he finally had an opportunity to join the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 359 as a journeyman sheet metal worker on August 11th, 2000.
For Pat, it was a very intimidating experience working next to the very best trained and the most qualified sheet metal workers’ in the State. Shortly thereafter he realized how the camaraderie and the brotherhood of being a member of this great organization made him feel right at home. He signed up for every journeyman educational course offered and honed his skills to be the very best sheet metal worker possible.
In 2007 he applied and was offered a position working directly for the Union and saw it as a way of giving back to an organization, which gave him so much. In 2012, Pat was elected Business Representative for the Local and still serves in that position today!
On a personal side, Pat was married in 2014 to his lovely wife Coty. Together they enjoy traveling and attending the many outdoor community events. His favorite sports are college football and hockey. Yes, for all of you Ohio State fans… Go Blue!!