Dr. Space, as he is known to a generation of elementary school kids, has worked in supervisory, management and executive positions in a wide variety of industries ranging from Aerospace, Mining, and Scientific Instrumentation Development to a non-profit Science Centre.
eclecthink international, a creativity and innovation consulting company in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, of which Bill is a Founding Partner, came out of his work with industry and clients such as the Canadian Space Agency, the University of Saskatchewan and the Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre where eclecthink injected needed creative approaches.
He and his partner, Sue are an integrated eclecthink team bringing complementary views and approaches to presentations, planning sessions and workshops ranging from Creativity Boot Camps 1 and 2 to a 39-hour credit class for third year students in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan entitled "Creative Thinking & Entrepreneurship".
Living up to his reputation as being a "rocket scientist" he injects science demonstrations and hands-on activities (explosions, crashes and all things physics) to stimulate creative thinking. He has also been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's prestigious Michael Smith Award for Science and Technology Promotion.
He is a runner, information junkie, puzzle addict and an almost astronaut, and spends a considerable amount of any free time repairing his old house and rustic cabin.