Mr. Williams has served as a member and chairman of the Vivani Medical Board since the company’s merger was completed in August 2022. Mr. Williams also serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to the merger, Mr. Williams had served as a member of the Second Sight Board since June 2009, Chairman of the Second Sight Board since March 2018 and also as a member of the Nano Precision Medical Board. Mr. Williams is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Williams International Co., LLC (“Williams International”), a leading developer and manufacturer of gas turbine engines and one of the largest privately owned companies in the aviation industry, positions he has held since July 1999.
Previously, Mr. Williams held several key managerial positions within Williams International including serving as its President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, Advanced Technology, Director, Program Management and Director, Engineering. In addition, Mr. Williams is Chairman and majority owner of Ramos Arizpe Manufacturing, a high-volume automotive engine parts manufacturing company located in Mexico. Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and holds numerous patents related to gas turbine engines, turbo machinery, rocket engines and control systems. He is a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and former member of the Henry Ford Hospital Board.