Officers/Staff

Local Union Officers

Tony Quillen card # D967010 is a 1993 graduate of Florence Christian Academy, and joined IBEW Local 558 on April 9th, 2001. Upon his graduation of the North Alabama JATC in 2005, he was an instructor in 2005 and 2006. Brother Quillen has served as a Political Registrar, Executive Board member, Vice-president, President, Assistant Business Manager and now serves as the 15th full-time Business Manager and Financial Secretary of Local union 558. He also serves as the North Alabama Building and Trades President, Shoals Central Labor Council, the Executive Board of LERA, President of the Alabama State Electrical Workers, Alabama-Mississippi Building and Trades Alliance as Secretary, Alabama Work Force Innovation Opportunity Board as the Labor Representative, NECA-IBEW Health and Welfare Trustee, the Executive Board of Southern Electrical Retirement Fund and the IBEW 5th District Organizing Committee. He has three children and now resides in Decatur Alabama.

Brother William “Fluffy” Crosswhite card # D798337 was a 1988 graduate of Colbert County High School. He was also initiated into the IBEW in 1988, and graduated from the Joint Apprenticeship Program in 1992. He worked as a Superintendent for the Tennessee Valley Authority prior to coming on Staff in July of 2013. He serves as the Dispatcher for the Local Union, the JATC Apprenticeship Committee and he is a delegate for the Shoals Central Labor Council and resides in Leighton Alabama.

Brother Joe Ray card # D636958 is a 1976 graduate of Collinwood Tennessee. He began his career in the IBEW as a Groundman in 1988, and became an Apprentice Inside Wireman in 1989. He was a 1994 graduate of the North Alabama Joint Apprenticeship Program. Brother Ray was an Electrical Superintendent for Shaw and Stone & Webster prior to coming on Staff. He became the Organizer in 2009, and moved to the TVA Representative later that year. Brother Ray previously served on the Local Union Executive Board and now serves on the JATC Committee.

Wes Stutts card # 7128828 was a 2012 Graduate of the NJATC. He was employed as a Maintenance Electrician for Chugach Federal Services under the Service Contract Act on Redstone Arsenal for 5 years and served as the job steward for Local Union 558 for 3 years prior to coming on staff on November 26, 2018. Wes is currently an Assistant Business Agent over the Huntsville Unit and services multiple Government contracts on Redstone Arsenal. In August 2019, Wes became a member of the Shoals Area Central Labor Council. Wes has been married to wife Tamra Stutts for 6 years and has a 2 year old son named Berkley. Wes and his family currently reside in Killen, AL.

Mac Sloan card # D636966, Graduated high school from West-Orange Stark in Orange, TX. In 1982 Accepted into apprenticeship program in 1988 and became an Inside Journeyman Wireman in 1992. Mac is a 30 year IBEW member, serving as an executive board member, vice-president and currently serving as president. Mac is also currently president of the Shoals Area Central Labor Council, and serves on the JATC Committee along with the Alabama AFL-CIO executive board.

John Blackburn Card # 7128614 is a 1991 graduate of Cherokee High School. He became a member of IBEW Local Union 558 on June 13th, 2005 and completed the North Alabama JATC in 2008 as a Journeyman Lineman. He worked for Tuscumbia Utilities as an Apprentice first, then a Journeyman Lineman for 14 years. Brother Blackburn was elected as Treasurer of the Local in June of 2019. He came on Staff in July of 2018 and represents members at our Utilities, Co-Op’s, Packaging Cooperation of America and Comcast Cable, and he resides in Sheffield Alabama.

The Charter Members

Harry Gregory
Frank Priest
Sherman Newman
David Richardson
James Parker
G. H. McKinstry
J. C. Giles
M. L. Garrett
F. J. McCoun
Samuel Butcher
A. D. Hughes
W. W. Moon
H. C. Halley
L. E. Givens
J. P. Cross

Full-Time Business Managers

Lo Petree………………………….June 1935 – June 1937
James C. White………………….June 1937 – June 1939
George Jackson…………………June 1939 – June 1949
Charles S. Goidel……………….June 1949 – June 1951
Robert Broadfoot……………….June 1951 – June 1953
Arnold Madison………………….June 1953 – Nov. 1956
John B. Smith…………………….Nov. 1956 – Feb. 1960
James H. Haygood……………..Feb. 1960 – June 1967
James H. Hill……………………..June 1967 – June 1969
James H. Haygood……………..June 1969 – June 1974
Wm. Lance Blackstock………..June 1974 – July 1980
Doug Watkins……………………July 1980 – July 1986
Wm. Lance Blackstock………..July 1986 – July 2004
Larry Farmer…………………….July 2004 – Sept. 2009
Steve Crunk……………………..Sept. 2009 – July 2012
Ralph Mayes……………………..July 2012 – Nov 2018

Tony Quillen ……………………..Nov. 2018 – Present

Executive Board

Ed Blasingame

Matt Corsbie

Quincy Lovelace

Neal Quinn

Kelly Ergle

Kyle Clemons

Michael McKleroy

Scott Hunter – Vice President

Examining Board

Tommy Pruitt III
Wireman

Mark Massey
Lineman

Jayme McGee
Maintenance Wireman

Craig Collinsworth
Instrument Mechanic