Dick Williams, President of Shell WindEnergy, Named HTC's Chairman of the Board of Directors


HOUSTON, TX, March 7, 2012 – The Houston Technology Center announced today the appointment of Richard “Dick” Williams as Chairman to the organization’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Williams, president of Shell WindEnergy manages Shell’s Wind activities which include operating 10 wind farms, 8 in North America and two in Europe, with a total capacity of 1000 MW and developing new projects in North America.

“Dick is an accomplished business executive with a deep community commitment, his personal energy and vision will guide HTC in an aggressive program fostering technology innovation, supporting a spirit of entrepreneurship, and driving job growth throughout the greater Houston region.  We extended our gratitude to Shell, a long time supporter of the Houston Technology Center,” said Walter Ulrich, President & CEO of the Houston Technology Center.

Dick Williams joined Shell in 1980 after receiving his Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State.  He spent 28 years in Shell Pipeline’s and Distribution businesses, holding numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Commercial, and Joint Venture activities.  His last role there was Commercial Manager, responsible for all customer facing activities. He was also involved with several major restructurings.  Dick was appointed President, Shell WindEnergy, in 2008. 

He maintains Professional Engineering licenses in Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. Dick lives in Houston with his wife Sandi and has two sons in college, Conrad and Colin.  When not chasing windmills, he spends time with several charities, his son’s schools and Rebuilding Together Houston.  He is on the board of Breakthrough Houston—an educational collaborative which nurtures high achieving students from at-risk areas.  He is also the Founding Chairman of the Wind Alliance.

Author: Maggie Joplin
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