Fall 2021: Bill talks about the importance of mentoring future young engineers with FIRST Robotics fellow volunteer Sean McMahon on TWiRT


Now: Association of Public Radio Engineers (APRE)

Board Member
April 2020 - May 2023

Now: SMPTE Pittsburgh

Section Chair thru July 2023; Co-Founding Section Manager

Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)

Member & Secretary 2010 -

Now: FIRST Robotics (Pittsburgh)

Judge, Mentor, Coach
2005 - Present

International Laser Display Association (ILDA)

Past Technical Committee Secretary and Ethics Committee Member

Steel City Robotics Alliance (SCRA)

Co-Founder & Co-Chair 2009 -

FIRST of Pittsburgh & Western PA

Regional Planning Committee At-Large Member (former)

West Whiteland Township Historical Commission

Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer 2001 - 2006

FIRST Robotics


Chairman's Award Judge

Team Mentor

Team Coach

Safety Advisor

Since 2005
(until pandemic era)

Firefighter / Rescuer:

Though not engaged in this Public Service since 2011, it was nice to be able to apply such a structured education to help his neighbors. Bill started in 2006 as volunteer firefighter, and has served in both Edgewood Borough and East Huntington Township VFDs (PA).

His Certifications can be downloaded here, and include:

  • Hazardous Materials Operations

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations

  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

  • Pump Operations I (x2)

  • Tower Rescue Technician

  • Ropes Rescue I

  • Ropes Rescue II

  • Structural Fire Rescue

  • Basic Vehicle Rescue

  • CPR & Heartsaver First Aid

  • Firefighting Essentials:

    • Intro

    • Fireground Support

    • Exterior Firefighter

    • Interior Firefighter

Training: Tower Technical Rescue

Training: Vehicle Fire Suppression Training

Training: Vehicle Fire Suppression Training

Training: Structure Fire / Controlled Burn