New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

APICS - The Association for Operations Management North Shore Chapter 20 and Boston Chapter 10    --   The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) New England Roundtable    --    The Northeast Supply Management Group, A Special Interest Group of ISM®

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New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

2011 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - William Howell Bio

William Howell
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Accellent Inc.

William HowellWilliam (Bill) Howell is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Accellent Incorporated. Bill joined Accellent in 2004 as their first Chief Information Officer.

Bill is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of information technology solutions and services to all of Accellent. Known for his expert project leadership skills he has been called upon to lead many of the corporation’s major projects including the deployment of Oracle ERP, the closure of two factories as described in “The Right Way to Close an Operation” in the May 2009 issue of Harvard Business Review, and the expansion of manufacturing into Asia.

Prior to joining Accellent, Bill spent a decade in “big pharma” at GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Eli Lilly. Bill served in a variety of Information Technology roles including Vice President of IT Architecture and Emerging Technologies and Vice President of Manufacturing Information Technology and Process Automation.

Previously Bill was on the faculty of the Graduate Department of Computer Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was responsible for the Computer Services organization. Bill’s areas of interest and research include project management and the management of technical staff as well as how to best work with your manager.

Bill also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, at the time the second largest computer manufacturer, and Mechanical Technology Incorporated, a manufacturer of coordinate measuring machines.

Bill has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Duke University. Bill is married to Nancy and they have a son, David, who is in fifth grade. They have a passion for boating and in warmer weather cruise the New England coast aboard “Attitude of Gratitude.”

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