IFPTE Officers


Charlie Trembley - IFPTE Northeastern Area VP

Charlie Trembley

Executive VP
Northeastern Area VP

Charles Trembley, president of Local 147, holds the position of Northeast Area Vice President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), a position he has held since 2003. Currently a Design Coordinator at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Trembley holds an AAS degree in Industrial Technology and a BBA in Organizational Psychology and Development.

Trembley brings a wealth of experience to this position. He began both his employment with the General Electric (GE) Company at KAPL as a Sr. Draftsman, and his membership with Local 147, in January of 1991. Within that same year, he progressed to Shop Steward, and then to Chief Steward in 1993.

In 1995, Trembley assumed the positions of vice president of Local 147 as well as Chief Officer (President) of the Local's unit at KAPL. He has been involved with the Coordinated Bargaining Committee as the IFPTE representative since 1994, and has been the Lead Negotiator for the KAPL unit and the Local since 1998.

Trembley has been a delegate at IFPTE's Triennial Conventions since 1994, has been a participant in several labor management courses at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies, and was Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Council for three years (2000-2003) until being elected President in 2003.

Trembley is married to Lisa and has four children, two currently pursuing college degrees and two children in grades 8 and 12.

IFPTE at a Glance


IFPTE represents over 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.


Our members work for federal, public and private employers, and work in various occupations such as auditors, drafters/designers, engineers, judges, lawyers, researchers, scientists, and technicians to name a few.

Executive Board

The Executive Council is made up of Officers and Area Vice-Presidents. Area Vice-Presidents are elected by members within their specific area, and are responsible for governing IFPTE between conventions. A list of the Area Vice-Presidents can be found on our Officers page.

Executive Officers

The Executive Officers run the day to day operations of IFPTE and they are elected at the IFPTE Convention, which are held every three years.