The United Steelworks Local 480 union in Trail has a new president.

Brian Onyschak has taken over from Armindo deMedeiros who is now retired.

Onyschak has been involved with the union for a long time.

He started his career at the Trail smelter in 1979 when it was owned by Cominco.

Onyschak plans to run for president in April to serve a full term.

He says he looks forward to new challenges.

He was most recently the union’s vice president after being elected to the role in 2015.