Since joining Thomas Electronics in 1986, William has been instrumental in the transformation of Thomas Electronics into an international leader in cockpit display systems, and a leading supplier of defence systems, simulation and technology support. With a 56 year record of product innovation and reliability, Thomas Electronics’ customers include major defence forces and prime contractors, over 50 international airlines, MROs and electronics OEMs.
William is a member of the National Executives of the Australian Industry Group (AiGroup), the AiGroup Defence Council and the Export Council of Australia. He was recently awarded an Australian Export Heroes Award for achievements in developing Australian export business. This award was presented by the Governor-General in Canberra in August, 2010.
William graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney in 1975 and subsequently worked in a variety of process industry roles with Colgate Palmolive, Corn Products Corporation and Exxon.