Bill Williams leads insightful and innovative approaches to client challenges, developing consulting tools and techniques, adapting ORCHSE’s thought leadership concepts into practical assessment tools, training and intervention techniques, as well as developing teams of subject matter experts in health safety and environment.
As a career naval officer, Captain Williams developed expertise in high risk operations of marine engineering, combat systems, strategic planning and crisis management. In a distinguished 27-year Navy career he taught leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, commanded two destroyers and a guided missile cruiser, led fleet operations for a major U. S. Fleet, and served in a critical counterterrorism and crisis management position with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
Following naval service, he joined A. P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, as vice president, HSE, with responsibility for safety oversight of ocean shipping, marine terminal operations, integrated logistics and supply chain safety. He developed and executed a strategy that engaged leadership and achieved the near-elimination of fatal and serious injuries and operational disruptions.
He is a member of the National Maritime Safety Association, chairman emeritus of the Conference Board’s EHS Council, and has past service with the National Safety Council as a member of the Board of Trustees, Board of Delegates and the Campbell Advisory group.
Captain Williams has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, a masters in management from the University of Maryland, and a diploma from the National War College, Washington, D.C. (strategic planning and national security affairs).