In this role William T. Powers (Will) is responsible for all North American finance functions, including accounting, treasury, corporate development, business assurance, corporate risk management, taxation and sales finance. He also serves as a member of the Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Board of Directors and its Government Security and Audit Committees.
From 1995 until returning to the US in June 2000, he was Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Capital Limited based in the UK. Before that, he was Director - Mergers & Acquisitions for Rolls-Royce plc. In 1994 he served as General Manager – Sales Finance, Rolls-Royce Inc., based in the US. He first joined Rolls-Royce in 1989 as Treasurer and Head of Customer Finance.
Prior to joining Rolls-Royce he was with Barclays Bank plc's Aerospace Industry Unit from 1982 to 1989.
Will serves on several corporate and non-profit Boards of Directors. He is a member of The Board of The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Directors for School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Will joined the Board of Directors at LORD Corporation in August 2007 and serves on its Audit and Compensation Committees
Will is a graduate of Villanova University’s School of Business where he earned a B.S. in Economics. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from The Lubin School at Pace University in New York City, NY.
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