Bill is a Vice President at Strategex and has over 30 years of experience in executive management and marketing. Prior to joining Strategex in 2010, Bill was EVP and COO of Zep, a $575mm cleaning and maintenance chemicals business. While at Zep, he was responsible for leading and implementing the 80/20 tools and philosophy across all of Zep's departments with remarkable bottom line impact. Bill streamlined Zep's operating structure, resulting in improvement in sales per employee by 10%, and he implemented strategies to assist in growing net income by 17% for FY 2008. Bill also led Zep to improve margins by 400 basis points.
Bill began his successful career with Proctor and Gamble, followed by a 21 year stint with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), working in various operational and marketing roles prior to becoming a GM in 1992. In January of 2000, Bill was named Senior Vice President of CCE, and President of Eastern North America a $5 Billion Group at CCE. Bill was recruited to be CEO for DS Waters in 2003, an $810mm home and office water company which he successfully sold in 2005.
Since joining Strategex, Bill has worked with clients in the following industries: Food Service Equipment, Transportation, Steel Fabrication, Precision Tube Manufacturing, and Thermal Heating. He has successfully created value for his clients in both turn-around and strategic growth situations.
Bill received his BS in Business Administration from University of Southern California where he triple-majored in marketing, finance, and accounting. He went on to receive his MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Zep, Bill served on the Board of Directors for Safety-Kleen Holding Company. Bill currently sits on the Board of Wirecrafters, and T & S Brass, both former clients of Bill’s.