Bill has 30 years of industrial and trade policy experience with the Canadian Federal Government. A Professional Engineer with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), he was a senior executive for a number of years with the Industry Department, where he managed a staff of senior professionals before his retirement. He has traveled internationally in his work, and has been involved with AFC from its inception as a volunteer and strategist. As Director of the Automotive Branch of Industry Canada, Bill was exposed to many of the latest alternative fuel initiatives and became familiar with fuel cell technologies. Bill has had a life filled with creativity-from woodworking, architecture and wood sculpture, to landscape design. He is an avid outdoorsman, amateur naturalist, and operator of a small organic Christmas tree plantation. He currently works for AFC from his rural 1830s log home on one hundred acres of boreal forest, just one hour's drive from Canada's capital.
When not corresponding with AFC members, digging holes with his tractor, or tending to his gardens, Bill is working on a long-term strategy to retire from his retirement.