Celebrating Careers in Construction Month with Leonard Williams
Will believes in leading the way for future generations of Electricians looking for personal and professional growth.
Leonard "Will" Williams broke into the industry 24 years ago, starting in overhead crane construction, focusing on motor controls. His knowledge of all things electrical sparked during his time in the Navy as a Sonar Tech repairing equipment at sea. "As my time in the military was wrapping up, I heard about the great living I could make in construction, so I focused more on developing that skill set shares Will.
"It was all about making a good living for my young family, but the growth in this industry is from a balance of hard work, education, and mentors along the way." Will reflects that several names come to mind regarding mentorship and opportunity that molded his path and inspired him.
Throughout the years, Will prospered through his transition from an Electrician, Supervisor, Procurement Manager, Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Construction Manager to his current role as Vice President of Tulsa Operations. "Somewhere in the middle of all that, I returned to school and earned a Master's in Construction Management. I felt it was important to round off my skill set – I've done the work, but I also understand education opens the doors."
Will's story has a common thread of perseverance and mentorship, and Will believes in leading the way for future generations of Electricians looking for personal and professional growth.