Associate Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management
Director, Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Program
Rutgers Business School
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Bill was the Executive Director, Pharma Supply Chain with Novartis Pharmaceuticals for over thirty years before retiring in July 2014 and joining the Rutgers Business School faculty full time.  While with Novartis, Bill held a number of supply chain management leadership positions with operational responsibility, both locally and globally, including ten years as Regional Head for North America, and two years as Global Head of Pharma Supply Chain Strategy. He also served as the Novartis representative on the Industry Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Management at the Rutgers Business School for fourteen years, and as the Chairman of that Advisory Board for the last five.  

He is a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) where he serves as the Education Chair for the NJ Roundtable.  He continues to be a frequent guest speaker at numerous industry and academic events. 

Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from Bowling Green State University, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and a Master of Administrative Sciences degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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