William Thomas is director of operational excellence at Bridgestone Brazil Tire Company. He began his international assignment in 2015 and has helped lead the organization to record financial performance – over 50% growth in operating profit in just three years. William is responsible for working with the entire management team of the supply chain to help ensure the consistent delivery of value and services to the customer. He has over 20-years working in the tire industry in the areas of engineering, quality assurance, sales, manufacturing, and operations. William is a certified practitioner of the Theory of Constraints and he is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt. He is committed to creating value and prosperity for all stakeholders of the business by using TOC principles to accelerate the process flow. William attended Vanderbilt University receiving a bachelor´s degree in electrical engineering and a master´s degree in business administration.