Locker is founder and President of Locker Associates, Inc., an NYC
business consulting firm that specializes in corporate restructuring,
buyouts, feasibility studies, developing business plans and performing
due diligence. As a recognized
authority on reorganizing troubled companies, Mr. Locker often representing
employees in such efforts. Major clients have included trade unions
(United Steelworkers, Machinists, United Auto Workers and the International
Brotherhood of Teamsters), financial institutions (Bank of Boston,
Lazard Freres, Congress Financial, Santander Investment), law firms,
bankruptcy trustees and government agencies.
Mr. Locker served as Chief Restructuring Officer and Trustee of
J&L Structural, reorganizing that firm under Chapter 11 bankruptcy
proceedings. As an investment advisor and consultant, Mr. Locker
has authored and directed over 200 company/industry studies on steel,
brass, copper, iron ore, mining, airlines, trucking, textiles, clothing,
tires, energy, warehousing, banking and packaging equipment. Most
of these projects involved an in-depth market and financial analysis
conducted in conjunction with management. He has served as the investment
advisor to the employees and investors in several transactions of
small and medium size companies, many of which established employee
stock ownership plans (ESOPs).
Mr. Locker is also a leading steel industry analyst, publishing
and editing for the last twenty years a monthly newsletter, Steel
Industry Update, which is widely circulated to union
officials, management personnel and financial experts. He has also
conducted over 100 joint labor-management seminars at steel plants
throughout North America and served as an expert witness in legal
cases as well as arbitration proceedings at Inland, Bethlehem, National,
LTV, Wheeling-Pitt and Republic Engineered Steel. He is also a member
of the Iron & Steel Society. Over the last twenty years, Mr.
Locker has founded, directed and served as President of five New
York research, consulting and investment banking firms, incluiding
Corporate Data Exchange (1973), Locker/Abrecht Associates (1980),
Locker Associates (1985), Locker/Livingston Associates (1989) and
MediaTek Consulting (2005).
Mr. Locker is a founder, director and former chairman of the New
York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN). He has served on the
board of directors of Pittsburgh Forgings, Meta Software and the
Center for Labor & Community Research. He has been an advisor
to Working Assets Money Fund and New York State Senator Franz Leichter.
He has made major presentations to the United Steelworkers, the
Canadian Steel & Employment Congress, United Auto Workers, the
U.S. International Trade Commission, the American Association of
University Professors, World Steel Dynamics Steel Survival Conference
and financial analysts in the United States and Germany. He has
also traveled to Latin America, the Peoples Republic of China and
the former Soviet Union.
Mr. Locker attended Earlham College and received
a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1964. In 1966, he received
a Masters of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.
He has taught economics and social science at Brooklyn College.
Bennett is an Associate with four years of experience working in
the labor movement.
Before joining our firm, Mr. Bennett was a research analyst for
Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ. He worked on SEIU
32BJ’s campaign to organize workers at New York City’s
airports and helped manage a campaign to organize building service
workers employed by a large publicly traded real estate company.
Mr. Bennett led communications with large institutional investors
regarding the company’s labor practices, regulatory non-compliance
and corporate governance. He researched and wrote several reports
published by the union, and successfully organized community opposition
to halt proposed nonunion luxury real estate developments.
Prior to his work at SEIU 32BJ, Mr. Bennett was employed as the
Principal Researcher on Oliver Stone and Professor Peter Kuznick’s
The Untold History of the United States, a ten-part documentary
film series that aired on the Showtime network in 2012. For the
series and accompanying book, he led a team of researchers compiling
archival, print and online research on a variety of topics in twentieth
century U.S. history. He also helped draft portions of the book
and selected and cleared for publication all of the book’s
Mr. Bennett graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American
Studies from Kenyon College in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he attended
graduate school at American University, where he is awaiting the
final credit for a Masters of Arts degree in History. 6/23/15
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