Bill Powers worked in pharmaceutical R&D (Johnson & Johnson) for 26 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Global Preclinical Development. In various management roles, Bill led groups of scientist in the US, Europe and Asia; administered multi-million dollar budgets and was instrumental in the successful development of several marketed pharmaceutical products.
He has a Ph.D. in Toxicology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on various topics in toxicology. Bill has traveled extensively in the US, Europe and Asia, leading research groups in Belgium and Mumbai, India. He is married, has one adult child and one brother.
Bill’s love of words and books started in childhood, stimulated by parents who were both teachers. A voracious reader, he enjoys both fiction (R. Pearson, S. White, J. Patterson, H. Coben, D. Baldacci, S. Berry, etc.) and biographies (Lincoln, Grant, T. Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, etc.)