Born and raised in Toronto, Joseph Maloney has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers since 1974. He got started as an apprentice in Local 128 in Toronto, where he served in many elected offices, including Business Manager. In 1991, Joe was a member of the Governor General’s Canadian Studies Tour.
Joe graduated from the Harvard University Trade Union Program in 1993, and shortly thereafter he was appointed as Director of the Canadian Office for the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Department in January 2000. Through its affiliated international unions, the Department, based in Washington, DC, represents more than three million tradespeople throughout North America.
Joe was the founder, and served as a member of the Board of Directors, of Helmets to Hardhats in the United States. McGraw-Hill Publishing’s ENR Magazine
named Joe its “2004 Man of the Year” for his work in creating this innovative and outstanding program.
In October 2005, Joe returned to his roots in the Boilermakers union, and served as International Vice President for Canada until December 2018.
Joe is the founder of the Canadian Helmets to Hardhats program and is currently the National Executive Director of H2H. Joe has also served as President of the Quality Control Council of Canada, and as a trustee on the boards of directors of various funds throughout Canada.
In 2016, for his work in founding the Canadian H2H program, Joe was awarded Canada’s Meritorious Service Cross by Governor General David Johnston. The award recognizes Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country.
Joe and his wife Jeanette live in Markham, Ontario and have been married for 45 years, with two children and two grandchildren.
Normand Trépanier was born in St-Tite in Mauricie, QC. He enlisted in
the CAF in September 1975 and completed his Basic Military Training at
CFB St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. After his basic Artilleryman training, he
embarked on a long and prosperous career as a NCM. During his first 15
years, he was posted to various Artillery Units and Schools in Canada
and Germany and held positions such as Gun Detachment member, Gun 2I/C,
Instructor in various Gun and Missile systems and Gun Detachment
commander in Field Arty as well as Air Defense Arty. He participated in
many Unit, Brigade and NATO Exercises. Normand has participated in
Border security during the Montreal Olympic games, part of the team
securing the Montreal Penitentiary institutions, and participated to
three United Nations Missions.
He was promoted Chief Warrant Officer
after 15 years of service and for the next 22 years he was involved in
many senior positions at the Tactical, Operational and Strategic level,
assisting Commanders at several levels leading the Institution. As a
Formation level CWO, he assisted other Formation CPO1/CWO in the new
Development Period in training and education level, concentrating in
the Development Period 4 and 5 for senior Institutional leadership
education & training. He was deployed in two internationals
missions: Bosnia-Herzegovina and El-Gora Egypt, holding senior level
positions. He later became the second Director of the Non Commission
Member Professional Development Center at the College Militaire Royal
of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Before his retirement in 2012 the Canadian
Forces CWO appointed him the new Quality of Life CWO for military
members and their families.
Governor General of Canada, her Excellency
Michaëlle Jean, appointed Normand Trépanier to the Order of Member
Military Merit in 2006.
MGen (Ret’d) Paul Bury OMM CD, joined the Helmets to Hardhats team in 2019 after his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of dedicated service to Canada. Appointed to predominately Class A Reserve force positions, MGen (Ret’d) Bury commanded at all levels, both domestically and when operationally deployed, retiring after his four-year appointment as Chief Reserves and Employer Support within NDHQ. As a predominantly Class A Reservist, MGen (Ret’d) Bury also held a civilian position with the Department of the Solicitor General, Government of Alberta, retiring as a senior manager in 2013. Due to the support and engagement of the Government of Alberta for the Reservists within it’s employ, MGen (Ret’d) Bury was able to effectively balance both demanding careers, receiving significant periods of military leave from his civilian employer and completing five operational deployments.
MGen (Ret’d) Bury holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boston University and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College, Advanced Military Studies Program.