William R. Dorn Jr.

William Dorn, Strategic Sourcing Author

As Vice President of Operations for Source One Management Services, William manages the organization’s daily activities including the H.R., I.T., R&D, and Finance departments. Additionally, he leads the sourcing initiatives of highly technical spend categories.

William created and manages the development of WhyAbe.com, the world’s only free electronic sourcing tools website. He also is the developer, administrator and frequent contributor to the “Strategic Sourceror” blog. William has been a guest speaker and presenter at various international trade events and conferences.

William joined Source One in 2003 as Director of M.I.S., before moving into the more encompassing role of Director of Operations. Immediately prior to Source One, William spent a year consulting with a startup firm, Fortera, in which his primary roles were to assist the United States Department of Defense in developing best practices in the acquisition of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software and also acted as Project Manager for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) transition of paper-based CPA exams to electronically administered exams. William started his career as a draftsperson designing industrial compressor components for Compressor Products International (formerly a Division of Goodrich and then EnPro Industries). His career evolved over the course of almost a decade through various positions including Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Supervisor, Quality Assurance Manager and ultimately as Process Engineer supporting multiple locations on a corporate level. As a Process Engineer, William specialized in the implementation of manufacturing ERP systems and utilized his Six Sigma background to define and implement cost reduction programs in all aspects of business; from order entry to manufacturing to product shipment.

William holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Information Technology, an Associates of Arts Degree in Electronics & Engineering and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.