Meet new SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon mentor Bill Stratton. He spent 40 years in various leadership roles in manufacturing businesses, the first at Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 company in Allentown, PA. Bill served eight years there in R&D, Technical Service, and Marketing roles. His career then led him to Adhesives Research in southern York County where he spent 27 years in various leadership roles. During his tenure, they grew the business from $13 million to over $100 million and transitioned from a national model to a global business.
Bill’s roles included an impressive array: Sales, Business Development, Business Unit, and Divisional leadership, Lean Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement leadership, and leadership positions for the Customer Service, Operations Materials Planning & Scheduling, and Procurement departments.
Five years ago, Bill was recruited to lead Inclinator Company of America in Harrisburg as President & CEO and spent four years there helping the company regain its position as the industry leader in the residential elevator market. During his tenure at Inclinator Company of America, he worked with a Professional EOS (“Entrepreneurial Operating System”) Implementer to help them install EOS as the Company’s management operating system. The results from Inclinator’s EOS Journey were transformational, starting with the leadership team and then through the rest of the company, leading to a change in their business model and the launch of a new division last July that has had impressive results to date and is on a strong, profitable growth curve. Bill retired from Inclinator last September to start his own business as a Professional EOS Implementer to help local business owners and their leadership teams experience the positive transformation he had at Inclinator. As a new business owner, he can very much relate to the SCORE clients who are early on in their start-ups.
Bill decided to become a SCORE volunteer mentor because he believes strongly in giving back to his community. When his two sons were young, Bill spent a lot of time coaching their youth sports, much of it as a coach for the Manheim Township Soccer Club. As they grew older, he transitioned to non-profit board service and spent many years on the Boards ( and for a time Board President of each) for the Lancaster Mediation Center and CASA of Lancaster County.
Bill is eager to serve with co-mentoring opportunities. He is familiar with the following:
• Manufacturing & Industrial
• Non-Profit, Public & Professional Organizations
• Professional & Business Services
• Business Operations
• Business Strategy & Planning
• Manufacturing & Business Operations
• Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
• Supply Chain Management