William Lauer

Bill joins DVIRC with more than 30 years of operations and senior level leadership experience in manufacturing, engineering and industrial distribution organizations.

As Director Business Development for Chester & Delaware counties, Bill consults with manufacturers and their value stream partners to assist them in defining their needs and aligning and/or creating the DVIRC programs and services that will foster sustained innovation, growth and productivity improvement.

Prior to joining DVIRC, Bill served in many manufacturing roles in the chemical and pulp & paper industry as a project engineer, engineering department head, manufacturing operations manager, human resources development manager, maintenance effectiveness manager and Technical Services Division Manager. In the industrial distribution area he has held positions as Vice President Engineering and President / CEO, having full P&L responsibility for a multi-site sales, fabrication and distribution company.

Bill has managed reorganization and consolidation of a multi-site industrial distribution company to restore profitability, negotiated labor agreements to reduce legacy cost growth, and directed sales and marketing efforts to introduce innovative new products.

Bill has also lead the work system redesign and training program for a new multi-million dollar power plant while improving quality and reducing waste.

Bill is an engineering graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and Widener University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and a certified Kepner-Tregoe program leader.