In Memoriam: Tom Gunning
Tom Gunning was a recipient of the 2000 Cushing-Gavin Award, SMACNA’s Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year (2008, 2015), SMACNA’s Chapter Executive of the Year in 2001, the Roofing Industry’s Clarence Carr Award, the Boy Scouts of America “Good Scout” Award and the 1st annual Good Guy Award.
His hard work was celebrated by all who knew him, and he dedicated his life to advancing the construction industry. He began his career as a member of the Laborers Local 223, and in 1986 joined the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA). In 1992, Tom became the BTEA and Northeast Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) Executive Director, serving over 500 contractors for over 30 years. Tom was a 14-year board member of both the Mt. Washington and East Boston Savings Banks, while also serving as chairman and co-chair for multiple building trades’ pension, annuity, health, and welfare funds. His loss is felt by many.
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