IFPTE Officers


John Mader

John Mader

Western Area VP

Westerns Region Vice President John Mader has 19 years of experience as an activist member of IFPTE, attending the IFPTE’s triennial convention since 2006.

John’s local union is the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 (ESC). ESC is a diverse union that represents over 6,000 technical and professional employees working at companies such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Kaiser Permanente.

John’s first experience with IFPTE began by participating in the organizing drive to organize his classification into ESC. Since then John has helped organize more members in numerous organizing drives.

John is an Electric Distribution Engineer, and ESC Steward, at the PG&E Sacramento Service Center and holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from California State University Sacramento.

John has served the Union in a number of officer capacities including: Treasurer of the ESC PG&E Unit, Secretary Treasurer of ESC Local 20 and currently serves as President of the PG&E Unit of ESC Local 20 and as President for the Union. In addition, John is a member of the IFPTE veteran Committee from his days serving in the U.S. Navy.

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.