Rich Rankin, Director
UAW Region 2B
Rankin was elected Region 2-B Director at the Special Convention
held on June 15, 2017.
He was appointed Assistant Director of UAW Region 2-B, covering
the states of Indiana and Ohio, in August of 2014.
Prior to becoming Assistant Director, he carried out servicing
responsibilities in Northeast Ohio as a member of Region 2-B
Staff from March of 2010 until August of 2014. His assignments
included Independents, Parts, and Suppliers; Technical, Office,
and Professional contracts, and General Motors.
Rankin has been a UAW member since 1997 when he joined Local
1112 at GM in Lordstown Ohio. In 1998 he hired into the Lear
Seating plant in Lordstown Ohio where he served the Lear members
of Local 1112 in a variety of positions from 2001 to 2010,
including three terms as Chairman of the bargaining committee.
Rankin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational
Management from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He has a
welding diploma from New Castle School of trades and worked as a
certified pipe welder prior to working at GM.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Rankin is a life member of
the NAACP, and serves on the governing board of Toledo
Technology Academy, the board of LEAD Ohio, and Sherrod Brown’s
Rich and his wife Heather, were married in 1995 and have three
sons. They live in Swanton, Ohio.
Region 2B, Main Office
Woodlands Drive, Maumee, Ohio 43537
(Telephone: 419.893.4677 / Fax: 419.893.4073)
D. Lyons Road, Dayton, Ohio 45458 (Telephone: 937.433.1524 /
133 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (Telephone:
614.464.2055 / Fax: 614.464.4330)
102 Westchester, Austintown, Ohio 44515 (Telephone:
330.792.0890 & 330.792.1549 / Fax: 330.792.2747)
5000 Rockside Road, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44131
(Telephone: 216.447.6080 / Fax: 216.447.1719)