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Awards and Honors

Bill has received a variety of awards over the course of his career, for success in business, advisory services and good citizenship
Award Date
Order of the Palmetto 2016
Greenville Tech Entrepreneur Forum 2004
Clemson University, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Associate (Professor Arthur M. Spiro Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership) 1998
Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Society of International Business Fellows 1998
Olympic Mayor of the Whitewater Slalom Village for the 1996 Olympics 1996
Inc Ernst/Young WINNER, Entrepreneur of the Year, State of South Carolina 1995
International Blue Chip Enterprise Award 1994
Member, Business Leadership Forum, Democratic National Committee 1994
Representative for SC Small Business, Executive Luncheon with the President and Vice President of the United States 1993
Award for Outstanding Service, Boy Scouts of America, Blue Ridge Council 1993
Leadership South Carolina 1992
Director, Seniors Unlimited, Pickens County 1988
Aspen Institute at Charlotte 1987
Delegate, White House Conference on Small Business 1986
SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year for South Carolina 1984

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Non-profits

Organization Date(s)
Board Member, Meals on Wheels, Greenville 2013-
Chair, South Carolina Research Authority 2010-2012
Co-Chair, SC Council on Competitiveness Composites Cluster 2006
Past Chair/ Chief Executive Boards International 2006
Liberty Fellows Mentor 2005-
Past Director, SC Launch Board 2005-2007
Furman University, Foundation Board/ Richard Furman Society 2004
Greenville Artisphere Festival Board Member 2004
Chair, Higher Education Task Force, Governors MAP Commission 2003
World Presidents Organization Forum Advisory Board 2000-2003
World Presidents Organization, Rebel Chapter, Forum Officer 2000-2003
Director, Cox Wood Products 1999-2007
Young Presidents Organization International Forum Advisory Board 1994-2001
Clemson University Commission on the Future of Clemson 1997-1998
Clemson University Board of Visitors 1997-1998
President, Pickens County Manufacturers Association 1996
Furman University Advisory Board 1996
Chairman of the Board, BPM Technology, Inc. 1992
Director, International Business Fellows 1991-1994
Chairman, Charlotte Federal Reserve Bank Board 1989-1990
Board of Directors, Charlotte Federal Reserve Bank Board 1988-1994
Board of Directors, Association of Rotational Molders 1983-1986
Small Business Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve, Bank of Richmond 1985-1988
Chair, Technical Committee Association of Rotational Molders International 1985
Chair, Marketing Committee Association of Rotational Molders International 1984
Treasurer and Deacon, Easley Presbyterian Church 1981-1986