Who We Are
Organized in 1864, the OPCMIA has represented and trained plasterers and cement masons for the purpose of protecting and promoting the quality of our industry and the livelihood of our members. Plaster and concrete are ageless building materials that will not fall out of favor as long as there is a sufficient amount of workers who are skilled in the arts of installation and finishing. These materials are as unforgiving as they are durable and beautiful. Skilled hands and competent management must work together to achieve the desired result and to promote and protect this vital construction resource. We dedicate ourselves to the promotion of these materials, the recruitment and training of skilled craftsmen to meet the demand of our industry, and hold ourselves responsible to this commitment for the future of our industry and the welfare of all those who earn their living in it.
General Executive Board
DANIEL E. STEPANO, General President
KEVIN D. SEXTON, General Secretary-Treasurer
TODD A. LAIR, Executive Vice-President
RICHARD BAILEY, Vice President
MICHAEL HUBLER, Vice President
DOUG TAYLOR, Vice President
ROB MASON, Vice President
RICHARD WASSILL, Vice President, Canadian Consultant
Daniel E. Stepano
He was initiated into the OPCMIA on August 5, 1980, as a Plasterer in Local Union No. 31, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dan has worked in the plaster trade performing all trade processes of the craft and has served the Local Union in various positions including Recording Secretary, Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor, Executive Board Member, Business Agent, Trustee of the Health and Welfare, Apprenticeship, Pension and Annuity Funds, Business Manager and Financial Secretary.
On July 22, 2004, he was appointed to the position of International Vice President and General Executive Board Member. In August of 2004, at the 48th OPCMIA International Convention, Dan was elected International Vice President and to the General Executive Board of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association.
In June of 2007, Dan was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and then on January 1, 2007, he was appointed to serve as the Director of Organizing. Dan was elected as Executive Vice President and also to the General Executive Board of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association in August of 2009, at the 50th OPCMIA International Convention and again to both positions in August of 2014 at the 51st OPCMIA International Convention.
Dan comes from a family with a strong union background. His Father was a member of the OPCMIA Pittsburgh Local for over 46 years. Dan and his wife are the proud parents of two sons, Edward John and Ryan Jacob.
Kevin D. Sexton
After serving in the United States Army until 1984, he joined OPCMIA Local 518’s apprenticeship program in August of 1985. Once he completed the apprenticeship program he continued working for signatory contractors in the area on various projects. In 1993, he was elected to the Executive Board of OPCMIA Local 518 and in 1996, was elected as President. He went on to be hired as Business Agent by then Business Manager Milton Warriner. Upon Milton’s retirement, he was appointed as Business Manager. Kevin served on numerous ERISA trust funds providing benefits to 518’s membership. He served the membership of 518 for 22 years.
In 2002, he was appointed as an International Deputy Representative. He was also elected Vice President of the Kansas City Building Trades and went on to be elevated to President of the Kansas City Building Trades upon the resignation of the President. In 2011, he was elected as Treasurer of the Missouri State Building Trades.
In 2011, he was appointed to serve on the International Finance Committee and in July 2015, he was hired on staff as an International Representative.
In April 2016, he was appointed Vice President by General President Dan Stepano and went on to be appointed to the General Executive Board in February 2017. General President Stepano went on to name him Assistant to the General President in February 2017.
Kevin is married to Angela Sexton and together they have seven children, seven grandsons and one granddaughter.