About Us

Structure & Bios

Business Manager & Financial Secretary:

Adam Van Steinburg, Business Manager & Financial Secretary
604 571-6512  | avansteinburg@ibew213.org

Adam is our principal officer. He is responsible for organizing, establishing friendly relations with employers, protecting our jurisdiction, and managing our trust funds. Adam allocates staff and resources in order to fulfill his mandate under our Constitution and By-laws.   


Appointed Administrative Officers:                                                                  

RobinNedila, Assistant Business Manager                                                                  

604 571-6515 /rnedila@ibew213.org                                                                                                                   

Robin negotiates and administers our collective agreements with Shaw Cablesystems (Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver and White Rock), Coastal Cable, Delta Cable, Pacific West Cable,  Horizon Communications, City West Telephone, City West Cable, and SOS Communications. 


John Pesa, Assistant Business Manager                                                                       
604 571-6508 / jpesa@ibew213.org      

John is responsible for administering the Inside Wire Agreement representing approximately 1800 members that work in the electrical construction industry. John is also responsible for negotiating and administering our collective agreements with Vancouver Shipyards, Allied Shipyards, Vancouver Drydock, McRae Electric (Marine Division), Mott Electric (Marine Division), Vancouver School Board, and Frontier Kemper. John is a Trustee and Chairperson of Board of Trustees of the Local 213 Electrical Workers' Pension Plan and the Health and Benefits Plan. John represents the Union as a Director and Secretary/Treasurer on the Electrical Joint Training Committee. John is also a Director on Electrical Estates.


Rav Ghuman, Assistant Business Manager
604 571-6513 /rghuman@ibew213.org 

Rav is responsible for negotiating and administering our collective agreements with FortisBC (Gas Operations), and Pacific Northern Gas (PNG).




Scott Ashton, Assistant Business Manager
604 571-6517 /sashton@ibew213.org

Scott negotiates and administers our collective agreements with ADT (Branches 79 and 80), CMC Electronics(Marconi Canada), City of Vancouver (Electrical Operations and Inspectors & Technicians), City of New Westminster Electrical Utility, Chubb Edwards Alarms (Fire and Security),  Troy Life and Fire Safety (Kelowna and Victoria) ,Tyco Integrated Security. Scott is a Trustee of the Local 213 Welfare and Pension Plans and our delegate to the Vancouver District Labour Council.


Corey Broslow, Assistant Business Manager 

604 571-6508 /cbroslow@ibew213.org  

Corey is responsible for the collective agreements at Pattison Sign (Penticton), City of Kelowna, Gescan (Abb0tsford), (Vancouver) and (Surrey), Anixter Canada and ADT/TYCO. 


Christina Brock, Assistant Business Manager
604 571-6516 /cbrock@ibew213.org

Christina is responsible for negotiating and administering our collective agreements with Euro-Rite Cabinets, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD), Trader Corporation, Wall2Wall Media, Sears Canada, Simon Fraser University (SFU), NCR Canada, Abbotsford Hospital (BJCC), Interior Heart and Surgical Centre (WFSLP).  Christina also sits on the Human Rights committee at the BC Federation of Labour.


Jeff Self, Assistant Business Manager
604 571-6514 /jself@ibew213.org

Jeff is responsible for negotiating and administering our collective agreements with Fortis Electric, Beaver Electric, Westburne Electric, the Cities of Summerland, and Penticton. 


William Maarsman, Organizer (Lower Mainland)
604 571-6511 /wmaarsman@ibew213.org

William is in charge of Membership Development.  He is the Treasurer of the Minority Caucus, Delegate for the Fraser Valley Labour Council, Vancouver New West Labour Council, and Vancouver New West Trades Council.  He also interviews applicants for Construction Electricians.  



Jim Lofty, Dispatch
604 571-6533 /jlofty@ibew213.org               

Jim Lofty is responsible for dispatching  Journeymen and Apprentices from the Wiring , Marine, Communications, and Winding Lists. He is a Trustee of the Local 213 Electrical Worker’s Pension Plan and the Health & Benefits Plan. In addition, he sits on the Local 213 Executive Board as the Vice President.


Union Office Support Staff:

Glynis Jones
Gay Dobby
Faye Spencer 
Irene Scott
Todd Nickel
Rhonda Earwaker


Elected Officials

Executive Board:

Darcy Biln, President

Jim Lofty, Vice-President

Ken Heatley, Recording Secretary

Steven Redey, Treasurer

Jim Dyball, Unit 1 Chair

Mandeep Saggu, Unit 2 Chair

Dave Craig, Unit 3 Chair

Kerry Hiebert, Unit 4 Chair

Kurt Thygesen, Unit 5 Chair

Craig Sheldon, Unit 6 Chair