Bill is an industry executive with more than 30 years of experience working on capital projects in the Chemicals and Energy sectors. He has a wide range of expertise, spanning from engineering-design-procurement-construction-handover-operations-maintenance offerings, as well as, management and project execution. Bill is the NA Vice President of Schneider Electric (SE) Software. He is based in Houston, Texas and is responsible for SE’s software business across all industry verticals. Prior to SE, Bill was a Partner in IBM’s Industrial Products business focused on the global EPC and EC&O business where they are applying Cognitive and disruptive offerings to the Engineering and Construction market and yielding favorable impact. Prior to IBM, Bill has served in various executive leadership roles while at AVEVA including EVP for AVEVA Americas and SVP Global Owner Operators Sales. Bill has also held senior management positions at a number of high-profile technology companies, including Aspen Technology, Tyco International, Honeywell, Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation.
He is currently on the Board of Advisors for Fiatech where he is the Membership Chair, Board of Advisors for Texas A&M College of Architecture, Board of Directors for TrendMiner, has presented at numerous ARC Advisory meetings & industry conferences and is an Assistant Scoutmaster at a Boy Scout Troop in The Woodlands, TX. He is a senior member of International Society of Automation (ISA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has a BS in Engineering and a MBA from Texas A&M University.