Board of Advisors
Richard B. Williamson (Dick) is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of T. D. Williamson, Inc. TDW provides a range of engineered products and services oriented toward the pipeline, gas distribution, and refining/hydrocarbon process industries. These range from tools for the cleaning and inspection of pipelines to those that provide branch connections and temporary plugs for the expansion or repair of pipelines in service. The Company, founded in 1920, operates subsidiaries and branches in 24 countries, and has its corporate and main manufacturing facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dick Williamson received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University. He also attended the Stanford University Executive Development Program in 1982. Dick started with the Company in 1971 as an engineer and has held various management positions. In 1979 he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. He assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in 1992 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 1994.
Dick has been active in supporting the gas industry for nearly 30 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Western Energy Institute and currently serves on its Services Division Executive Committee. He has chaired the American Gas Association/Equipment & Services Section, the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association/General Equipment and Services Division, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Pipeline Services Division. He currently serves on their executive committees. He is also a member of the American Gas Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dick is a native of Tulsa and is involved in a number of community activities. He currently serves on the following Boards of Directors: National Salvation Army Advisory Board, Salvation Army-Tulsa Area Command, the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, i2E (formerly the Oklahoma Technology Development Corporation), and Community Service Council of Tulsa. He has served on the University of Tulsa-College of Business Advisory Board. Dick is the current Chair of the Tulsa Workforce Investment Board, the Oklahoma International Congress Advisory Board, and Tulsa Global Alliance; he is Immediate Past Chair of the Governor’s International Team and Vice Chair of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations, as well as a board member of the Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa, and the First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.