Vice President of Operations
Bill Davis is Vice President of Operations for CIRCADIAN®. He is responsible for management oversight on all global consulting projects, ranging from workforce management, to scheduling optimization, to shiftworker staffing, crewing, and training, to overtime management, and to employee health, safety and productivity initiatives.
Bill and his operations team have successfully completed many complex shiftwork related assignments for a wide spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, food processing, oil and gas (exploration, production, refining and distribution), mining, utilities (power generation, transmission and distribution), transportation, chemicals and plastic, pulp and paper, biotechnology, electronics, and public services (police, fire, EMS, etc.) in the UK, Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, Russia, and Japan, in addition to the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. Most of these projects have required high level consensus building and conflict resolution between government agencies, company management, and their respective employees and unions.
In addition to his personal involvement in hundreds of shiftwork-related projects, Bill has extensive experience with fatigue management programs and human error reduction initiatives. These projects have been as diverse as evaluating the effects of high altitude mining (5000+ meters in the high Andes) on the health, safety and performance of heavy equipment operators, to analyzing the physiological and sociological effects of working 24-hour shifts in a large, metropolitan emergency medical response force - utilizing state-of-the-art, automated fatigue detection and countermeasure devices in each case. This broad array of experience has made him a highly sought after speaker at industry forums and conferences.
Prior to his tenure at CIRCADIAN®, Bill spent 10 years with International Paper as a Corporate Safety Manager and as a Plant Manager. He also spent nearly a decade with Jones and Laughlin/LTV Steel, starting as a steel mill shiftworker and working his way up the safety management ranks. This real-world industrial background has provided Bill with a natural rapport with managers, union representatives, and employees at all organizational levels.