began his career in education and training in the early seventies when
he did some part time lecturing for the Cape College for Advance
Technical Education, later to become the Cape Technikon. In 1975 he
joined the Cape Technikon in the department of industrial engineering.
In 1985 he moved to the Peninsula Technikon to start the department of
Industrial Engineering, and in 1987 was instrumental in setting up the
Centre for Continuing Education at the Pentech. He became director of
the centre in 1988 and remained in that position until he left in 1990
to set up his own business Education in Industry.
During the past 13 years Bill has been involved in the field of
education and consulting to various companies such as Plessey SA,
Atlantis Foundries, Irwin and Johnson, and Yardley of London in the
field of industrial engineering and in particular in the areas of
quality, supply chain management and work study.
Since the formation of SAQA he has been working with companies such as
Afrox, Unilever Ponds, Daimler Chrysler, Cape Span and Toyota in
developing unit standards and training material in the field of supply chain and in particular
in the areas of warehousing and distribution.
Bill joined the SAPICS
in 1978 and during his association with SAPICS has served on the board, has been chapter
chairman of the Cape Town Chapter twice, and is responsible for writing
much of the current training material offered by SAPICS.
Together with the Western
Cape Institute of Foundrymen, he has developed a Diploma course in
Foundry Technology, and has helped many companies develop in-house
training programs to meet specific needs in the field of industrial
Bill was born and educated in the United Kingdom and arrived in South
Africa in 1968 on a 12-month working holiday. Since then he has settled
and made SA his country or residence.
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