Ron was initiated into Local 114 (Tacoma, Wash.) on February 1, 1974 and gained journeyman status March 1, 1976. Brother Piksa received special recognition by General President John H. Lyons Jr. as outstanding apprentice to participate in the Bicentennial Celebration in Washington, D.C., June 29 through July 12, 1976. He has served as executive board member; recording secretary; president; JATC chairman; business manager/financial secretary-treasurer; and Pierce County Building Trades president. His membership was transferred into Local 86 (Seattle) on April 1, 1999. Ron was appointed general organizer in 1999; president of the Pacific Northwest District Council from 2000 until present; and elected chairman of the Pacific Northwest Retirement, Annuity and Apprenticeship Trust Funds in 2001. On March 20, 2011, General President Walter Wise appointed General Organizer Ron Piksa as general vice president. Effective January 1, 2014, General Vice President Ron Piksa was appointed general treasurer. General President Eric Dean appointed Ron Piksa general secretary effective July 1, 2015.
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