Bill is a creative executive leader with over 25 years of lighting and electrical industry experience and a track record of success in business turnaround and optimization. He is recognized as an industry expert and known for his strategic vision, marketing acumen, product development, and application expertise. Bill currently serves on the Advisory Council for Graham Partners portfolio company, Myers EPS.
Throughout his career, Bill has held leadership positions with major lighting conglomerates such as Cree, Eaton/Cooper and Hubbell. His roles have encompassed full functional P&L responsibility, as well as marketing, brand management, product development, customer service and business development functions. Bill is founder and President of Creative Epicenter, a business services consultancy catering primarily to the lighting and electrical industry.
Bill holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Architectural Engineering and Architecture from The University of Kansas with an emphasis in illumination and electrical systems. In his free time, Bill supports philanthropies including Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Habitat for Humanity, the University of Kansas department of Architectural Engineering, and the Duke University Career Center.