I.B.E.W. Local Union 379
Serving The Carolinas Since 1926

  • Officers & Staff
    Business Manager
    Scott Thrower
    704.455.4595 ext 5

    I joined the IBEW in 1987 as a first year Apprentice, topped out in 1990 as a JW. I was promted up to Project Manager for Preferred Electric for 7 years, after which I went back with my tools in 1999. In 1999 I became a 5th year Apprenticeship Instructor for the Charlotte JATC while working on my tools. In 2007 I was elected as 379 President, and in 2010 I came to work for IBEW 379 as an Organizer. In 2013 I was appointed to Assistan Business Manger. I am married to Sharon, and have 3 great kids.

    Michael Aldorasi

    Assiatant Business Manager Greenville SC
    Edgar Brown

    Vice President
    Jim Schelgel

    Recording Secretary
    Doug McDaniel

    Doug McDaniel is a graduate of the Local 379 Apprenticeship and currently serves as the local's Recording Secretary.  He is a past member of the Executive Board and a current member of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center Board.  He is actively involved in organizing BOLT - the Brotherhood Organizing Leaders of Tomorrow, our community group for workers under 35.  

    Darrin Grindstaff

    Executive Board Chairman
    Kelly Butler

    Executive Board Member
    Erin LaCoile

    Executive Board Member
    Gilbert McIntyre

    Executive Board Member
    Patrick Currence

    Patrick joined IBEW Local 382 in Columbia SC and completed his Apprenticeship in 1988. Patrick then joined IBEW Local 379 in 2006 and over a 30+ years of electrical work under the IBEW. Patrick has worked on Nuclear, Coal, Steam, Powerhouses, Waste Water Treatment, Data Centers, Call Centers and Office Renovations.

    My goal are to make good decisions for the betterment of our Local and push for continuing education for members.

    Executive Board
    Ronald Oglesby

    Executive Board Member
    Michael McCann

    Organizer / Examining Board
    Eddie Byrams Jr.
    704.455.4595 ext 6

    Ed Byrams Jr is a graduate of IBEW LU-25's apprenticeship program.  He has been a staff organizer with Local 379 since 2013. He is as passionate about maintaining excellence in the electrical trade as he is organizing. He also serves as the Chair of the Examining Board and administers Journeyman testing. 

    Examining Board
    Delbert Hall Jr

    Examining Board
    Robert Harris

    Examining Board
    Johnny Greenlee

    Examining Board
    Rick Ward

    Office Manager
    Toni Pennington
    704.455.4595 ext 2

    My name is Toni Pennington, I  have been with IBEW Local Union 379 for 32 years. I guess you could say that I have been in labor all my life!!! I am married with two  sons, a daughter-in-law,  a wonderful 3 year old grandaughter and 7 dogs- Yes 7!!!  I have been blessed working with this union over the years.  

    Kelly Pennington
    704.455.4595 ext 3

    My name is Kelly Pennington. I've been with the Local since 2009   . I'm married and have 1 little girl named Kylie and I have a dog named Teddy.

    BOLT (President)
    Melissa Reyes

    Carol Cullen
    704.455.4595 ext 1

    I am Carol Hunter - soon to be Cullen. We have 6 children and 3 beautiful grandchildren with 2 more on the way. I have had the pleasure of working for the IBEW for 3 years. What a great group of people to work with!

    BOLT (Vice President)
    Kolton Ward

    BOLT (Recording Secretary
    Bobby Harris

    BOLT (Executive Board)
    Anna Ward

    BOLT (Executive Board)
    Doug McDaniel

    BOLT (Executive Board)
    Stephfon Sellers

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    Code of Excellence (Canceled)
    Apr 11, 2020
    1900 Cross Beam Dr Charlotte NC 28217
    IBEW 379 General Union Meeting (Canceled)
    Apr 13, 2020
    1900 Cross Beam Dr Charlotte NC, 28217 or 901 US HWY 321 NE Hickory NC, 28601
    New Members Class (Canceled)
    Apr 15, 2020
    1900 Cross Beam Dr Charlotte NC, 28217 and 901 US HWY 321 NE Hickory NC, 28601
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    Apr 27, 2020
    1900 Cross Beam Dr Charlotte NC, 28217
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    May 07, 2020
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