Mr. Williams is a seasoned international entrepreneur and former executive at Siemens Group handling major infrastructure and finance projects in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. As CEO of Princeton, Mr. Williams engineered the first sale of healthcare equipment to the West African nation of Cote D Ivoire (Ivory Coast) that was underwritten by the Export-Import Bank of the United States. He has since completed numerous equipment, service and financing transactions in West Africa and Southern Africa, and is now regarded as a leading authority in U.S. trade with Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2002, Princeton s exporting achievements in Africa received a special award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
After a series of successful transactions in Latin America, Princeton became one of the first truly medium sized businesses to obtain expansion financing from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). OPIC is a U.S. government agency that traditionally helps finance major sales in developing countries by Fortune 100 corporations.
Williams has served as chairman of United States Department of Commerce’s Industry Sector/Advisory Committee (ISAC) on international trade by Small, Medium-Sized and Minority Firms, the top governmental advisory group on small businesses and international trade under the International Trade Act of 1974.
He serves as Board Director and Chairman for the Small Business Exporters Association of the United States (SBEA), and Board Director for National Small Business Association.
Williams was selected by former President Jimmy Carter to be a Member of the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center in Atlanta, the human rights institute founded by the former President.
Feature articles about Williams and Princeton have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Export America, and in the global publication of the Export-Import Bank, as its cover story.
Mr. Williams was recently appointed to the corporations board of advisors at Northeastern University at Boston Massachusetts. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelors Degree from Boston University and a Masters in Management from the Graduate School of Engineering from Northeastern University. He is a graduate of Columbia University s Graduate School of Business, Executive Marketing & Business Program, and is a former Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Business Policy, and Healthcare Management.