Vice President Supply Chain Management
"a gift to be applied with vulnerability-based trust, transparency, empowerment, and praise."
Title: Vice President Supply Chain Management
JOB DESCRIPTION: In this role, Bill will leverage Southwest’s expertise and buying power under one umbrella of Supply Chain Management—this will include Maintenance Supply Chain, Companywide Purchasing and Procurement, and Fuel Management.
EXPERIENCE: Bill came to Southwest Airlines in July 2011, as Maintenance Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining SWA, he was a partner with Oliver Wyman where he consulted to many of the leading aviation and aerospace companies around the world. He also held positions with Goldman Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank AG, and Scient Corporation.
EDUCATION: BA - Duke University. MBA – SMU Cox School of Business
LENGTH OF SERVICE AT SOUTHWEST: Started July 18, 2011
FAMILY: Bill and his wife, Ashley, have three children: Ava, Reece, and Gray.
FIRST PAYING JOB: Grounds crew for Northeast Texas Community College
PROUDEST MOMENT: Marrying my wife Ashley and raising our three wonderful children
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Follow the Golden Rule and Enjoy the Journey…the Journey is the Destination.
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait