President & Chief Executive Officer
Bill Johnson joined Avail Infrastructure Solutions as President and CEO in October 2022 and is a member of the Board.
Bill has served as the CEO of several public, private, and sponsor-backed companies in the industrial and manufacturing space. Most recently, as the CEO of Welbilt (WBT), he helped grow revenues to over $1.7B and EBITDA margins of ~20% leading to a $4.8B sale to Ali Group in July 2022. Bill previously served as CEO of Chart Industries (GTLS), Dover Refrigeration and Food Equipment, Hillphoenix, Triton Systems, and Graham Corp (GHM). Bill also understands Avail’s end markets, having held leadership positions at ABB and ESAB. He spent 10 years at ABB running their switchgear operations in North America and 5 years as president of ESAB Welding and cutting. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic engineering from Alfred University and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College. He started his professional career as a Nuclear engineer in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Stonewall Jackson.