A s the leader of the ORC HSE Consulting Service, Bill focuses on the fulfillment and of client consulting needs, ensuring customer satisfaction, and developing a team of international subject matter experts in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). He has the lead role in developing insightful and innovative approaches to client challenges, developing consulting tools and techniques, and adapting ORC HSE’s thought leadership concepts into practical assessment tools, training, and intervention techniques.
Captain Williams has a unique set of work experiences in operations and HSE leadership. As a career naval officer, Bill developed expertise in marine engineering, combat systems, strategic planning and crisis management. In a 27-year career he taught leadership at the U. S. Naval Academy; commanded two destroyers and a guided missile cruiser; led fleet operations officer for a major U. S. Fleet; served as a Battle Group Chief of Staff, and in a critical counterterrorism and crisis management position with the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.
Following naval service he served as Vice President, HSE, for A. P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, with responsibility for HSE oversight in shipping, marine terminal operations, integrated logistics and supply chain safety in the Americas. He developed and executed a strategy that achieved major reductions in personal injury and operational disruptions, and achieved the near-elimination of fatal and serious injury events. In the environmental area he presided over key programs to vastly reduce carbon emissions from ships and ensured Maersk maintained a leadership position in environmental stewardship through action and deeds. He is a member of the National Maritime Safety Association, is Chairman Emeritus of the Conference Board’s EHS Council, and has served with the National Safety Council as a member of the Board of Trustees, Board of Delegates, World Class Team, and Campbell Institute.
Captain Williams holds a Master of General Administration from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and has a Diploma (Strategic Planning) from The National War College, Washington, DC,