Staff

Charles E. Dolen Jr.

Charles “Chuck” Dolen Jr., joined Local 132 Portsmouth area in 1996. Chuck became an Organizer/Business Representative in 2005.
After graduating from high school, Chuck went into college for a year. After college he decided to enter into the Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program of the OPCMIA, Local 132. During that time, he realized that he would follow in his family’s footsteps of the union lifestyle. Throughout his career and while in the field, he has been Steward and Foreman of several jobs.
Chuck is also a dedicated family man. Chuck has a loving wife Marieia, and they have two children Tanner and Destiny. Outside of work, Chuck coaches his children in several sports. Chuck is the proud Grandpa of two grandson, Braxton Lee Dolen. Always the outdoors man, Chuck enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Andrew H. Kitchens II

Andrew “Andy” Kitchens II, joined Local Union 132 in 2001, as a second year apprentice after nine years in non-union construction. Andy represented Local 132 at the Regional and International Competition. In 2003 he became Journeyman. Andy was fortunate enough to work steady with several contractors and was able to get to know them and support their needs for the industry. He also had the ability to move around which allowed him to meet many contractors and their employees. Andy recognizes that this network most likely helps him with his current position of Business Representative for the Cincinnati area.
Andy lives in Cincinnati with his wife Jennifer and their two children. He likes camping and fishing with his family. He also enjoys riding motorcycles and hunting. Andy’s son plays baseball and his daughter dances

Andy also serves as the President of Local 132

Rory Haines

I have been with the OPCMIA for 19 years. I represented the Columbus local in the International Competition in 2002 as a 2nd year Apprentice. I have been the Columbus Area Apprenticeship Instructor since 2016. I am a proud father of 3 young men Jordan, Rory Jr., and Brady Haines. I am an active member in my community I coach youth baseball and football teams.

And I am very proud to Represent our Journeymen & Journeywomen of Local 132.

Greg West

Greg West has been involved in the local for over twenty years coming in under the Apprenticeship program in 1997. He is a father of five; three daughters and two sons and a grandfather of three. He has worked for numerous companies over his years in the field and contributed to a vast array of different aspects of the cement mason trade. Mr. West has served as the apprentice instructor and serves as the Recording Secretary of OPCMIA Local 132. He became a Business Agent in March of 2017 and looks forward to serving the local well into the future.

Candace L. McLemore

Candace L. McLemore became Office Manager of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association Local 132 on May 19, 2008.

Candace began her career in accounting as a data entry clerk in 1999 working under Barry W. Meek, CPA in Huber Heights, Ohio. In addition to learning the technical instruction in college, she gained crucial field experience which promoted her to the level of staff accountant. She completed her degree in Business Administration in June 2007.

On May 19, 2008 Candace took on the positon as Office Manager at the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association Local 132. She has attended numerous seminars put on by the Department of Labor to further her education in this field.

Candace and her husband Lawrence reside in the Dayton, Ohio area and are the proud parents of sons William and Jordan, and daughters Chataune, India, and Janae.

Kevin Gowsell

Plastering Business Agent serving Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.

Kevin joined the union as a Plasterer Apprentice in 2017. In 2021 he graduated from the program and stepped in the Business Agent position for Plasterers. It is his  goal to improve the quality and skill of plastering apprentices and journeymen in Local 132 and to grow plastering membership in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus in the near future. Additionally, he strives to sign additional contractors into the Union to increase the opportunities for the existing membership.

Jazz Lakich

Organizer for Local 132

Jazz started as an Cement Mason Apprentice in 2015. She competed in competition for the Union in 2018 and graduated from the apprenticeship that same year. Served as instructor for the Cement Mason Apprenticeship in Columbus in 2020. Was hired in as an Organizer in 2020.