Region 8 Assistant Director Ron Hendrix
Ron Hendrix was appointed Assistant Director of Region 8 on June 9, 2014 by Region 8 Director Ray Curry.
Hendrix was hired at Budd Wheel and Brake in Johnson City, TN in 1984 and became a member of UAW Local 2155. In 2010 when the company closed, Hendrix became a proud member of UAW Local 2314 in Vonore, TN.
In 1985, Hendrix was elected Bargaining Committeeperson and re-elected in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He was elected President/Chairperson in 1995 and again in 1998. He was appointed to National Organizing in 2000 by President Stephen P. Yokich and Region 8 Director Bobby Lee Thompson. In September of 2002 he was moved into servicing by Region 8 Director Gary Casteel.
After his appointment to the UAW Staff, Hendrix serviced UAW members at Delphi, Ford, various independent parts suppliers and TOP, as well as being active in UAW CAP and Retired Workers’ Councils.
Hendrix was responsible for grievance handling, arbitration, contract negotiations and administration and organizing.
Hendrix who now lives in Mt. Juliet, TN has three children: Tara (Lovell), Ron Jr., and Jared (Brooke). He also has five grandchildren: Marissa, Nia, Tre, Charley and Kenadie all of Johnson City, TN.