Alan Baird Industries, Inc.
I’m the youngest of three children (two older sisters) living on the east coast. My parents work very hard to care for our family. My dad was an engineer by degree but had the gift to sell. In his early years he worked on a commission only basis and based on his success was ultimately offered 49% share in the engineering service company he worked for. He later purchased the remaining 51% to become the sole owner. With limited interest in engineering, I later took a position within the company and ultimately was on the cutting edge at the advent of CAD (Computer Aided Design) Systems. Before I knew it I was designing multi-layer printed circuit boards for the military, aerospace and medical device industries.
As a pre-teen my parents allowed me to attend summer sleep away camp in Honesdale, PA (Camp Towanda). These were some of the best years of my life meeting new people from all around the country and across the world, participating in various sports activities and building friendships that still exist today.
As I moved into high school, athletics was always my thing, especially baseball. Going to a private school enabled me to be challenged and compete against many of the best athletes in New Jersey which then led me to head west for college at Arizona State University where I majored in Marketing and Business Management.
Alan Baird Industries, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill for the last 10 years. Within that time I have come to appreciate Bill's ability to get things done. He has a can do attitude and is always willing to help. When it comes to event planning, he has an amazing ability to understand the company's needs and to deliver an outstanding product with every detail carefully thought out. Each of the marketing events that I have attended that were organized by Bill were seamless and simply excellent. His knowledge of the work comp industry and players within the industry are noteworthy as well. I have enjoyed working with Bill and hope to work with him again in the future.Visit Linkedin Profile
I worked with Bill for a little bit over a year, from his orientation to Bloomberg through his most recent role. In that time, I consistently saw him bring a mature point of view to the table, whether discussing a tactical project or a more ambiguous strategic initiative. He is adept in driving qualitative and quantitative conversations, has a results-oriented approach, and is great to work with overall.Visit Linkedin Profile
Bill is an extraordinarily capable marketing executive. In working with Bill on One Call Medical's marketing and public relations programs, I am consistently impressed with his insight, focus, and ever-present quest for quality improvement. In just 18 months, the company - under Bill's leadership - has initiated a number of marketing programs, ranging from focus groups with client segments to innovative customer communications to new services for emerging market segments.
Bill is that rare individual who sees the big picture and combines that perspective with the ability to drill down analytically to determine what is really working, and if it's not, how to re-focus. In short, he's both strategic and tactical in his approach, and is respected for his competence by executives both inside and outside One Call Medical.
From the beginning of our working relationship, Bill had the insight to involve us at a strategic level within the company, and ensured that we were appropriately interfaced with the different departments and experts - helping us to deliver the best value. Finally, I've also been impressed with Bill's ability to form and lead a team, and with his talents in organizing impactful company events and retreats that are, in a word, awesome.