Officers & Staff

President

Bob Waters

Bob started his career at Oscar Mayer in 1987.  He was hired by the Local as an Organizer in 2009.  In 2010 he was promoted to Union Representative/Organizing Director.  Bob is a delegate for the Quad City Federation of Labor and serves on their Executive Board.  He was also the 1st Vice President/Trustee of the Local 431 Executive Board for the past 3 years prior to being elected President of the Local.

Secretary-Treasurer

Scott Noyd

Scott started his career at Oscar Mayer in 1987.  In 2001 he began working for Local 431 as a Union Representative.  Scott also served as the Recording Secretary of the Local 431 Executive Board until being elected Secretary/Treasurer.  He is a Delegate for the Quad City Federation of Labor, a Committee member for the Labor Day parade and picnic and a Board Member for Rock Island County.

Union Representatives & Organizers

Mario Ruiz Ronquillo

Mario started as a meat cutter at the Excel plant in Beardstown, IL in 1999, where he worked until 2009.  He is now a Union Representative/Organizer at the Local office in Davenport.  Mario serves on many boards, including the Executive Board of Local 431, the Governor’s Safety Committee, the Housing Committee, Quad Cities Interfaith and the Diocese of Davenport.

Colleen Huber

Colleen started at Oscar Mayer in 1993, as was Chief Steward from 2009 to 2014.  She then became Plant Representative in 2014.  In 2017, Local 431 hired Colleen as a Union Representative/Organizer.  Colleen was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 431 and is currently serving as a Trustee.

Samuel Stokes

Samuel started at the Tyson Waterloo plant in 1991, where he became Plant Representative in 2012.  In January, 2017, Local 431 hired Samuel as a Union Representative/Organizer, servicing members in Waterloo, IA and surrounding areas.  Samuel was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 431 in 2006.  He currently serves as the Recorder for Local 431.

Simplice Mabalia Kuelo

Simplice started at the Cargill plant in Beardstown, IL in 2013.  In 2014, he became a Chief Steward/Translator for Local 431 and most recently was hired as a Union Representative/Organizer.  Simplice was appointed to the Executive Board of Local 431 in 2014.