Bill recently became chairman and CEO for the newly-formed and privately-owned large-scale cattle feeding company (Rolling Plains) that is expected to begin operations within the first quarter of 2010. He is the founder of the company whose headquarters is in Olathe, Kansas. Within eight years, Rolling Plains fully expects to become one of the largest cattle feeding enterprises in the U.S. Bill is uniquely qualified to lead and to serve as Rolling Plains' chairman and CEO.
Bill grew up on a feedyard and cattle ranching operation in southern California in the 1950's. He graduated with honors and received BS and MS degrees in Agriculture Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno (1964-1965). Bill received the University's Centennial Alumnus Award in 1988 from the Board of Regents for "Outstanding Graduate of the University for the Past 100 Years." He is a member of the Kansas State University Advisory Board for the Agribusiness Masters 2-Year Degree Program. Bill is married to Kathleen and they live in Olathe, Kansas.