Phil Meyers, 69, of Pendleton, Indiana, died June 2. Meyers served as national Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) president from 2000 to 2001 and was a member of SMACNA’s board of directors from 1994 to 1997.
Meyers was the first SMACNA president to conduct best-practices research and embark on a joint labor/management endeavor to jointly expand union market share. After leaving the national office, Meyers continued as a dedicated member of SMACNA’s Labor Committee and Arbitration Board and was a trustee on the National Pension Fund.
Meyers was instrumental in shaping SMACNA national’s labor policy and relationship with the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association — now known as the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) — for more than 20 years. He was inducted into SMACNA’s College of Fellows in 2001.
Meyers also served as president of Bright Sheet Metal Co. Inc. in Indianapolis. In 1965, Meyers got his start in the industry as an apprentice in Indiana, serving alongside Michael Sullivan, retired general president of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, 311 E. State St., Pendleton, Indiana, is handling funeral arrangements. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to The Children’s TherAplay Foundation, 9919 Towne Rd., Carmel, IN, 46032, or online at childrenstheraplay.org.
Publication date: 7/11/2016