William Harper, Vice ChairSVP and Director of Operations, Viridis Fuels
Bill Harper is SVP and Director of Operations for Viridis Fuels, a bio-fuel company based in the Bay Area. Bill has primary responsibility for operational oversight, general plant direction, strategic and tactical planning, labor relations, organizational development, and supply chain management. With over 30 years experience running energy, utility, and aerospace and defense operations, he recently served as a Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Procurement Officer with PG&E. His considerable accomplishments include successfully delivering end-to-end supply chain planning, logistics and management of $3.5B in annual spending and centralizing a substantial engineering procurement organization, reducing costs, improving on-time deliveries and increasing customer satisfaction. With a MBA from UC Irvine and Bachelors degree in Psychology from Illinois College, he brings proven expertise developing culturally strong, highly diverse organizations and cross-functional expertise in operations, shared services and personnel resources.