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Kenneth E. Rigmaiden

President Emeritus International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


Kenneth Rigmaiden serves on Ullico Inc.’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rigmaiden was unanimously elected to the office of General President by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General Executive Board in March 2013. Prior to his election, Mr. Rigmaiden served as Executive General Vice President of IUPAT, acting as general administrator of affairs and assigned tasks to board members and staff. Furthermore, he coordinated national union meetings, conferences and the general president’s schedule.

Mr. Rigmaiden serves as a Co-Chair of the Finishing Trades Institute, Co-Secretary of the Labor Management Cooperation Initiative and is a trustee of the IUPAT International Pension Fund and the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several AFL-CIO constituency and allied groups.

Mr. Rigmaiden began his career with IUPAT in 1977. He immediately enrolled in the floor covering apprenticeship training program of Local Union 1288. Over the next six years, he served as an executive board member, a trustee, the vice president and eventually president of Local Union 1288. In 1986, Mr. Rigmaiden was elected as Local 1288’s business representative. His noted accomplishments during his seven-year tenure include administrating a residential collective bargaining agreement which served to recapture market share and the amalgamation of several local unions in his region to form Local Union 12.

Mr. Rigmaiden was elected business manager for the new Local Union 12 in 1993, and participated in the first region-wide collective bargaining agreement for Northern California. Mr. Rigmaiden was selected to serve as a general representative in 1996. His duties in this post included labor management relations, contract administration, grievance and arbitration, organizing, education and training in 18 western states. Mr. Rigmaiden also served as a Director to the United Way.

Mr. Rigmaiden graduated from California State University in San Jose. He also earned a degree in labor studies from the George Meany Center/Antioch University.