Bill Stanley

Bill Stanley

B.S. ChE 1961
Chief Executive Officer, Ventech Inc.

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1961, Bill joined Diamond Alkali Co. and worked as a process engineer in Houston for three years. In 1964, he joined Houston Research Institute, a consulting firm, doing design engineering for the process industry.

Bill then formed Ventech Engineers Inc. in 1967 by creating a new business model to recycle process instrumentation. Over the years, Bill has guided the growth of Ventech, which is headquartered in Pasadena, Texas and operates offices in Manila and Moscow.

Ventech, along with several subsidiaries, builds modular refineries, handles surplus process equipment, relocates gas and oil processing plants, as well as does engineering and plant design work. The company is currently building refineries on an international basis and has built the first American modular oil refineries supplied to Russia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Iraq. Although the company is currently being managed by Bill's sons, he still actively participates in the business as a director.

Bill's hobbies include a passion for UT football, traveling with his family and spending time on his cattle ranch near Schulenburg or hunting ranch near Laredo.

Bill married Alvern (Gartman) Stanley who graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Together, they have five children and eight grandchildren.

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