William K. Hall
General Partner; Procyon Advisors
William K. (Bill) Hall is the General Partner of Procyon Advisors, a Chicago-based consulting firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to entrepreneurial companies.
From 1980-2010, Mr. Hall was a senior executive in five corporations:
- Procyon Technologies, Inc.—aerospace and defense components. (Co-founder, Chairman & CEO—2000-2010)
- Falcon Building Products, Inc.—construction products. (Co-founder, Chairman & CEO—1994-2000)
- Eagle Industries, Inc.— capital goods. (President & CEO—1988-1997)
- Farley/ Northwest Industries—consumer products. (President & COO—1984-1988)
- Cummins Engine Company—diesel-power components. (Executive Vice President and Group Officer—1980-1984)
Throughout this period, he served on the boards of directors for fifteen companies, and he currently is a member of the board of directors at:
- W.W. Grainger (NYSE)—industrial distribution
- Stericycle (NASDAQ)—medical waste disposal and supply chain services for healthcare providers
- Actuant (NYSE)—diversified industrial products
- CellTrak Technologies, Inc.—software for mobile healthcare information technology
Mr. Hall is a member of the Advisory Committees for the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Zell-Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan. He is the recipient of the Burt F. Wertman Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
In Chicago, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the Rush University Medical Center and the Northwestern Settlement Association (inner city youth education and social services). He is a member of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Association, the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Mr. Hall has degrees from the University of Michigan in aeronautical engineering (BSE-1965), mathematical statistics (MS-1968), and business administration (MBA-1967 & PhD-1969).
From 1969-1979 he was a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan, the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), and the Harvard Business School. He currently volunteers as a part-time Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he has developed and instructed graduate courses on entrepreneurial leadership and on the management of biotechnology for students in business, biomedical engineering, medicine and public health.