Title: Chairman of Board of Directors
Location: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Robert A. Williams, Sr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in manufacturing.
Mr. Williams credits his success to good fortune and being in the right place at the right time while ensuring he is prepared to take on whatever task that lays ahead of him. In addition, he cites that being able to recognize opportunities and advantages as they come along has been another factor in his career. Not many people can say they worked the entirety of their career at a single place, but for Mr. Williams that is just one part of his work history that sets him apart from others. Now retired, he is able to reflect on a career that has left him feeling rewarded and proud.
In 1954, Mr. Williams joined the Mobile Paint Manufacturing Co. Inc. located in Theodore, AL as a salesperson. Through hard work, he was named a sales manager in the company in 1970, and five years after that was recognized as the Vice President of Sales. In just three years at this position, Mr. Williams was then selected for the Executive Vice President role. Due to his dedication and long-term experience with the company, Mr. Williams was selected as the President in 1984 and then as Chairman of the Board in 2011.
In addition to these roles, Mr. Williams has contributed his knowledge as the President of the Spectrometric Associates from 1974 to 1976 and with the National Paint Distributors from 1984 to 1986. He has served as the Chairman of the Goodwill Industries and Volunteers of America in Mobile. He studied at both Syracuse University and the University of Alabama and throughout his career, maintained professional affiliation with the Sales and Marketing Executives of Mobile, the Country Club of Mobile and Rotary International. In his career, Mr. Williams was recognized with a Paul Harris Award.
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