Growing up in a family business that engineers and manufactures material handling systems, Bill learned to turn a wrench at a young age and has developed a keen eye for operational excellence. Most of his professional life Bill spent in management and executive positions at McMaster-Carr, the preeminent privately-held industrial distributor in North America.
In sixteen years, Bill’s scope of experience was vast spanning warehouse operations, systems development, Sales and Marketing, e-commerce, and serving as the company’s Supply Chain Officer. Prior to joining North Branch, Bill also gained valuable experience in the world of Private Equity ventures as the Senior Vice-President of Supply-Chain and E-Commerce at Filtration Group where he oversaw many functions of the world’s fastest growing Filtration business.
Bill earned a BA in Economics and Finance from the University of Michigan and holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Bill holds the distinction of having the most nicknames at North Branch, many of which were coined decades ago at the University of Michigan. Bill is civic-minded and has served as a Commissioner for the Elmhurst Economic Development commission for several years. He and his wife support a number of local charities and not-for-profit schools through volunteer leadership service. Formerly a good golfer and baseball player, Bill is better served to live vicariously through the successes of his three children.