Bill’s experience includes 7 years with the U. S. Navy as a project manager on the Trident Missile Fire Control System. During his 14 years in engineering and management at a commercial heavy equipment manufacturer, Bill led efforts in designing controls, information systems, diagnostics/OBD, and support systems for mobile electronics. These efforts resulted in the industry’s first regulated-product software delivery systems, as well as one of the first industrialized portable computers.
Bill brings diverse business and engineering experiences to BAA. After audio engineering financed his graduate school, he joined Cummins Engine Company then transitioned into Cummins Electronics. His work ranged from advanced driveline and engine control team leader, program management, external business development, to product management and planning. He moved to Pi Research USA as their General Manager, a company that provided services and data acquisition systems and control electronics for motor racing markets including NASCAR and Indycar. Additionally they developed engine and powertrain control products for US based commercial customers. Eventually, Bill heeded a calling as President for a non-profit aviation membership association and continued on their board of directors after his tenure while he formed his own company continuing to consult in the governmental relations and regulatory affairs. His business provided other engineering services including developing and producing submersible remote operated robotic inspection systems for water storage facilities.
Bill has a BSEE and MBA from the University of Illinois. He has published with the Society of Automotive Engineers and authored over 50 aviation journal articles and a hang gliding instructional text book. Bill joined his old Cummins friend Bill Austin in 2009 and currently handles regulatory requirements, engineering and business development at BAA.